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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: An amber brown color topped with a finger of beige head. Good retention and lacing as well.

S: I get no spices as advertised however there is an appealing breadiness and its quiet malty.

T: Once again very little spices show up but they are in the background. Something in the vein of nutmeg or cinnamon pokes its head in the finish but I probably wouldn't know if no one told me. A nice malty body shows up , like in the Boston lager, being similar to bread crust and a little bit toasty. A bit of noble hops show up too being a bit spicy and earthy.

M: A bit creamy and a substantial body size. A fairly dry body and its easily drinkable.

O: A really good beer. Perhaps not what I would pin as great spice beer or bock for that matter ,its a very drinkable and nice lager.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber color with a great creamy head and mild carbonation. Fruity, spiced aroma. Taste is similar to the aroma with more depth and malt. The carbonation is more noticeable than it appears. Maybe a bit too crisp...not bad but. Slightly sweet. Finishes a bit maltier.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear cooper rose and garnet color, alive with 1/4 inch head.
S: Medium biscuity malt scent, tiny citrus hints.
T: Medium bready malt on front end with a middle pop that provides a slightly sweet taste on the back end that lingers.
M: Light-medium smooth body with normal carbonation.
O: A solid winter bock.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - clear, darkish amber; moderate head
Smell - highly aromatic - smokey, sweet cinnamon; (smells like "winter"!)
Taste - tastes like it smells; alot of flavors swirling around; not a light or watered-down tasting beer; bold, spicy sweet
Mouthfeel - light with moderate carbonation. Goes down smooth

Just like the name implies, this is a tasty beer for cooler weather. Brings to mind winter holidays, sitting in front of a fireplace. Easy drinking, strong taste and aroma - cinnamon and spice, mostly.

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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.64 out of 5 based on 5,923 ratings.
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