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

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
Samuel Adams Winter Lager is a dark wheat bock. Bock beers are traditionally strong dark lagers.

This beer is a lager, and hence not a Weizenbock (an ale).

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

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Photo of proc
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This reminds me alot of Boston Lager with a little more oomph. A nice winter offering, slightly spicy, but just slightly with a nice taste of malt througout. Good stuff.

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Photo of Brent
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A dark wheat? Really didn't strike me as having a lot of wheat characteristics. I also didn't detect much spicing in the brew. It has a nice, sturdy malt body with a mildly fruity undercurrent. Pleasant, but not a lot of zip for a seasonal.

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Photo of xXTequila
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This years Winter Lager is practically another style of beer compared to last years batch.
Deep dark red/brown. The head sits thin but height wise but its thick like a chunk of heavy cream.
Thick sweet malt, rum, caramel, and raisins.
The perfect beer for a snowy night.

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Photo of AaronRed
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A full lager. Smelled like a winter brew with all the spices wafting out of the glass. Very malty with a touch hops at the end. It took me a while to drink this beer, not because I did not like it, but because of it's rich flavor.

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Photo of ThreePistols
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dark amber color with decent head and lace. Roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, spicy aroma and taste with a dry hoppy finish. I stock up on it when it becomes available for the holiday since it is a seasonal beer. Happy Holidays... Cheers

11/2002 – I am not changing my review but rather to say... it’s the season again; Sam Adams’ Winter Classics 12 pack is on the shelves again. It does my soul good to enjoy SA Winter Lager. This year's SA Winter Lager seems better than last year, which is a very good thing, or I'm more capable to appreciate this “classic” winter brew. Which ever the case may be, SA Winter Lager is one great beer.

Happy Holidays

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Photo of John
4.66/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A favorite of the SA brews. Excellent.

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Photo of suglis
4.9/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

An excellent beer with some slight fruity overtones.

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