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RATINGS: 2625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 Adamsģ 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Poured amber brown with thin tan head...smell is sweet with molasses with a hint of nutmeg...if I just tasted it not knowing what the style was, Iíd be torn between overly sweet Oktoberfest or spicy brown ale...molasses sweetness with some cherry and nutmeg...finish a little cloying...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15918) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 Bottled (BB 03/2005)
Red ruby, good foamy medium head, lace. Sweet, malty, hoppy, berries, black currant nose, almost Belgium character. Medium-bodied, chewy, flavor of toffee, berries. Aftertaste has some late bitterness. Decent brew, but a bit unbalanced. Though this is weizen bock, this has some Mšrzen notes. (6/4/5/3/12 3.0)
Re-rated, alc. 5.6% (BB 09/2006)
Ruby red color, creamy white head, lace. Aroma has wheat and rye, some tobacco. Medium to full bodied. Sweet, rounded barley malty flavor. Real cross over -beer of styles. (5/4/7/3/13 3.2)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Poured kind of dark but also see thru. smelled rather pleasant and spice, like winter cooking.Light brown head that did not last. spicey and refreshing. Alittle extra fiz. Bitter hoppy finish. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1548) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Bottle. Pours an attractive dark amber with very thick tan head. Smells malty and slightly of bourbon. Taste is nothing too notable. Pretty standard dark lager. The above-average ABV is hardly noticeable. Not warming like they lead you to believe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Sam Adams is my fall back beer, something to hav when nothing decent is available. So I always like to try the seasonal brews. This poured a dark amber colour with a nice lasting head. The flavour is good, slightly complex with some malt and hops character. It doesnít deviate too much from the standard lager, but it has some spice to set it apart as a decent winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Pours a deep ruby/amber with a thin white head. Aroma is malty and fairly standard for Sam Adams. The flavor, however, is very interesting. Similar to Sam Adams lager with a dark spiciness that I canít seem to nail down. Itís very good, though ... a shame itís only available once a year.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Bottle. Winter Classics 12 pack. Maybe itís me - but I just didnít like this beer much. The wheat base and an alcohol note came throught, but was muddled with what seemed like too many added flavors that didnít work together. Nice Amber color, though. BUY AGAIN?: Drinkable as part of a sampler pack, otherwise no.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Spicy just how I like my winter brews. Was very surpised by this beer and Iím glad I have 5 more to drink throughout the coming winter, if they last that long.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2004
I really enjoyed this brew, nice flavor, spicy,sweet. I got this in the winter pack, good choice for the price, just for the winter lager and old fezziwig, damn, I wish sam light would just dissappear!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
Bottle at Plan B CPH. DK. had heard good things about thise one, bot was a bit dissapointed, not that it was bad, it was good, but not great. the bottle said Winter Lager 5.6%, but I gues itīs thise one. If not let me know, thanks! Deep amber color with a small head, medium hoppy fruity aroma and light sweet taste, medium body and light bitter dry finish.

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