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

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82
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5,919 Ratings
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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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,919
Reviews:
1,986
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
1,312
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 5,919 |  Reviews: 1,986
Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevin3046
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber with nice brown head that dissipates quickly. Thin lacing. Nice and creamy with moderate carbonation. Malt and orange taste up front with light hoppiness in back. Good seasonal beer. You can't hardly go wrong with Sam Adams.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours rich ruby reddish brown with nice 1 finger head.
The aroma is very spicy with some citrus. The rich dark malts are hidden beneath other components of the beer,
The flavor is very rich, the dark malts come through much stronger on the flavor. The winter spices play a nice role in the background not taking over.
Overall this is good, it won't be a regular in my rotation, but it's worth drinking. If I'm ever at an Applebee's or chilis this could be a decent option.

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Photo of G-S-M
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigedal60
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvnsks
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ewelvaert
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jfeyes
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice taste, feel and finish!

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Photo of bwood06
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

While watching a game at a local pub in Grand Rapids recently I ordered this one up since I like a good bock every once in a while, and this one was the most enticing beer on the menu at the moment. Plus, it was a good lighter abv option to go with watching the game.

This beer pours a reddish brown hue and is clear with light carbonation visible. The head is off white and creamy, dissipating very slowly to a rocky layer with a neck. 4.25/5 The aroma is very sweet and fruity with notes of plums, ages, red wine grapes, and dark cherries. It comes across a bit syrupy and almost like cough medicine. 3.5/5 The flavor has that same sweetness and fruitiness, but luckily does not come off as cough syrup. Notes of plums, red wine grapes, dark cherries, and dates kick things off before transitioning to wheat bread and then finally to floral hops that feature very little in the way of bitterness. The bitterness is light enough that it does not linger after swallowing. 3.75/5 This beer is quite wet but not coating and it is medium bodied. There is very little carbonation and no dryness or lingering dryness. It is smooth and syrupy, but also thirst quenching at the same time (generally not two terms that go together). 4/5 This is a very good beer, although it is quite unbalanced in favor of fruity sweetness. I did not expect such a wealth of sweetness and fruity notes out of a bock, but oh well. If everything lived up to expectations I would get bored very quickly. 3.75/5

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hephaestos
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarigney
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Metalsnota
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Feel_the_Darkness
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Adam1993
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hackattack
4.7/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L-dark copper...the color of a good roux
S-nothing particular stands out
T- slightly sweet, malty/chocolate notes here ....my favorite type
F- smooth/warm

I love this beer! Not too pricey at $8.51 a warm six. If you are a fan of hopped up brew you may not like this. But I have never had a bad experience with Sam Adams' offerings.

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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.64 out of 5 based on 5,919 ratings.
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