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

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3.59/5
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6,079 Ratings
Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,567
Reviews:
2,013
Ratings:
6,079
pDev:
13.65%
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
1,419
Trade:
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Ratings: 6,079 |  Reviews: 2,013
Photo of ConnorMobs
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jelitikasez
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not generally a lager fan, so I'm sure that skews this review. But it is NOT watery (big score for a lager in my book) fresh without tasting like carbonated grapefruit juice, and warming despite being fresh, without being too alcoholy
The color is gorgeous - wonder if the orange peel helped.
Clear burnt orange with just the right amount of creamy, tasty, golden foam.
Great with food or on its own.

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Photo of TheHexIsReal
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitey27
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tom_Hoover
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice smooth taste.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of littleman791
4.39/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slowjamcdub
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Reminds me of the Boston Logger

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

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

Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 6,079 ratings