Samuel Adams Winter Lager | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager
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Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this served in a 25 ounce glass, I really enjoyed the first few sips, but after that this beer became a bit too much for my stomach. Certainly a better beer in a 12 or 16 ounce size, but I will happily try it again. Samuel Adams once again provides a great tasting beer for the mass market.

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3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown-amber with a two-finger tan head which lasts a minute or two. Moderate lacing left as I drink.

Smell: Smells of malts, wheat, citrus, caramels, and a tad bit of spicyness.

Taste: Pretty nice. Dark malts and caramels, with citrus mixed in. There is also a notable buttery-ness to it. The end is grapefruit-like and a tad bit bitter.

Mouthfeel: Really nice. Pretty high carbonation but it's smooth and creamy.

Overall: Definitely recommended for cold days in the winter and fall. Delicious beer.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured from the bottle into my usual truncated conical glass. The head was a finger width of tan foam that faded to light lacing. A ruby amber hue in color, much like American iced tea, was evident when the glass was held to the light. the aroma starts off with a sweet caramel malt note, and then fades to a faint of spice and hops. The taste hit in two waves... The first was the malty bready taste, and faded to a nice spice/hop note. The after taste the ginger made a subtle but clear presence that was nice as well. Mouth feel was light to medium with a good bit of carbonation tickling my tongue. Over all I like this seasonal. The spices were a little on the light side in aroma and taste, but this beats over doing it by a wide margin. It's a good seasonal lager overall, but it's not outstanding to where I would go out of my way to buy it again.... Fortunately for this beer my regular store stocks it, so a few more six packs will be consumed.

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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 6,059 ratings