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RATINGS: 2582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Bold and rich, with a touch of holiday spice. The first thing one notices about a Samuel Adams® Winter Lager is the deep ruby color. Then comes the magical aroma which promises something special on the tongue. The cinnamon, ginger, and hint of citrus from the orange peel blend with the roasty sweetness of the malts to deliver a warming, spicy flavor. On the palate Samuel Adams Winter Lager is rich and full bodied, robust and warming, a wonderful way to enjoy the cold evenings that come with the season.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CamdenD (1118) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2004
Rich, warm beer. This will keep you warm in the winter -- a nice offering, if not terribly noteworthy -- from sam adams. Another fine drinkable beer from them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2004
nice aroma. good beer for sam adams. i thought i tasted some hops. nice flavoring, not fantastic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoosierDadday (13) - USA - JUL 14, 2004
A very tasty beer, full of flavor. Beer is a reddish-brown and smells almost as good as it tastes. Overall this lager is a good decision.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Pours out a lovely ruby red color, with a nice, lasting tannish head. Aroma is delightful, with loads of spices, very sweet, and dark, lush with dark fruits, plums, grapes. A rich cornucopia of fruits and spice. On the palate, we feel a warm rush of hops, and the thick, luscious malt shows up immediately. Very pleasant recurring finish, notes of fruit, spice, and nuts return again and again. A little thin in body, but then, it’s plenty full for a lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Bottle: This beer is a pretty good deal in the colder months of the year. Dark reddish/ brown with tan head. Aroma: spice, wheat, yeast. Tastes spicey, malty, and is very smooth and creamy with the wheat adding many of those qualities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2004
This brew has been aged for a year, not by me but by the store, i noticed the old style label. Nice spicy wheat aroma, very sweet with a hint of caramel. Pours a darker reddish color with a nice foamy off-white head that leaves good lacing. Taste was a big let down though. The spice hardly came through at all in this beer and there was just a slightly bitter taste and that was all. Almost a hint of sour apple near the end with some bitterness that lingers. I think this beer should not have been aged.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - JUN 25, 2004
part of a ten pack on sale for 7 bucks. reddish amber color with a thin head. cookie like aroma and sweet malt. caromel, sweet malt and smoke flavors with a very restrained bitterness. fades away with lingering malt flavors. not very exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
I enjoy any of the holiday or winter brews. Spice is a great addition when the coldness comes. I just happened upon some more Winter Lager. Great malt flavor. Nice dark color. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
biscuitbagger (16) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2004 This my favorite seasonal Sam, it has a great warm taste that is perfect for the winter time. It has a nice malty taste with a good lingering palate, like a creamy double bock

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2005 Samuel Adams...always a good decision. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is classic lager with spice. Flavor is present, but nothing spectacular. Spices, good malt character, some grassy hops towards the end. Re-rate (previous rating kept for my own amusement): Samuel Adams...always a good decision. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma: mild chocolate, wheat, and caramel.. Solid malt body, but still not as thick as I would like. Tastes like a wheat beer mixed with Samuel Adams Double Bock.

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