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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2005 Pours a deep garnet, moderate carbonation, a little "rocky" head. Smells malty, almost no hops, or anything else for that matter. Flavor is again malty, a bit cheap in my opinion, with a bit of dryness on the end, aftertaste of grass. Palate is thin. Not much special here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
desurfer (1212) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Deep copper body with no head. Very malty and sweet, some hop zing but mostly just the malt comes through. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Pours mahogany with a dense white head and lace. Herbs, wheat and some candy in the flavor and nose. A bit weaker in the nose, though. Small spice in the finish. Not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5134) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Brilliant copper colored with a rocky sandy color head. Grass and bread, with a touch or orange and clove in the aroma. Not overly "spicy", but a big malt body and crisp herbal peppery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2003 Aroma is malty with some spice present. Appearance is amber with a fair head. Flavor is creamy with some dark fruit, pumpkin spice, molasses, and caramel detectable. I do enjoy Sam Adams alot more than most people, but this may be one of thier best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of molasses malts, spice and floral hops. Sweet malty flavor with nutmeg, allspice, tart hoppiness and alcohol. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Decent winter warmer lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2003
(Draught) Pours a dark brown color with a thin bubbly head. Good flavor. An easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
I had this one during my Sam Adams sampling session. This one came after the Cream Stout, so I wasn't too impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Malty mild caramel and hops aroma.Orange brown appearance.Mild flavors of caramel and chocolate with medium viscosity mild bitter hops at the finish.Didn't detect any obvious spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2003
I found this in a liquor store in Bermuda in late August. The store had four bottles left. The bottle advised me to drink this by May, so I may not have received an accurate sample. Poured a deep brown color, almost purple, with a nice head and lots of bubbles on the side of the glass. Nose revealed rich malts, spices and alcohol. Taste is mostly malt with some spice and no hops to speak of. I found this to be a very enjoyable beer, possibly my favorite Sam.

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