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

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3.59/5
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6,069 Ratings
Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,161
Reviews:
2,013
Ratings:
6,069
pDev:
13.65%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
1,415
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 6,069 |  Reviews: 2,013
Photo of Smilsteen
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsnouffer
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a clear glass. Has a beautiful, rich mahogany color. Moderate carbonation, thin head that dissipates.

I smell many different kinds of roasted malts, cinnamon, an essence of toffee, caramel, orange peel, other faint citrus peels, and faint ginger. Lovely combined aromas.

The taste instantly indicates toward roasted malts and a biscuit flavor. The malt backbone consists of cinnamon, ginger, caramel, and orange peel. Bitter hops are piney and balances well with the malt. Feels light and smooth.

It's pretty good.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a nice iced tea color with a white head and some lacing. The smell is sweet and festive. The flavor is sweet, weak caramel and not a lot else. It is smooth though so overall easily sessionable.

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Photo of paresis
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LucMcD17
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shivtim
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Craig-er
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- Very nice copper color with big carbonation. Fades slowly. Some minimal lacing.
Smell- Nice flavor.
Taste- Dry
Feel- Medium bodied.
Overall- impressed with this mass produced commercial brew. Dry, complex and tasty.

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Photo of KennethBeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eppie82
2.74/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.67/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keeling
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NorthernLightsMN
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyB515
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a glass tumbler. Clear dark amber color, with an evanescent off-white head that settles into a thin ring leaving no lacing. Big pop of tomato juice aroma upon opening the bottle. This vegetal character carries through to the flavor profile as well, providing an odd counterpoint to the dark caramel maltiness. A little sourness lingers on the finish. Quite disappointing, and I'll leave it at that.

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Photo of Trboley
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AuntBea
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jim67
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Basic. Clear. Not much head. Almost tasted like soda pop. Something not right.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours from the tap a clear brownish color. The head was 1,finger, frothy. Retention is average, and nice lacing on the glass.
The nose, is fairly minimal. Just a slight malt note.
Taste - is slightly sweet up front. There's a slight spice presence. Maybe more than slight on second thought. Kind of reminds me of a gingerbread flavor.
Feel is moderate bodied.
A tasty winter beer. Nice flavor and feel.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sam Adams makes surprisingly decent beers. Although I have to admit, this is much better than their summer offering. Give it a try during the holiday season.

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Photo of Anayalator
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ipeters1017
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 6,069 ratings