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RATINGS: 2624   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 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2004
A good brew from Sam adams. Pours a lovely fall color with a beautiful head that just lingers. Nose is quite bocky. In fact smells like a Salvator to me. Notes of wheat and lager yeast. Spicy and yet the wheat takes the pungent kick out of how bocky it could be. Taste is excellent. Honestly really reminds me of more of a doppelbock than a single. Very tasty. Good brew grat

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Dark Brown Coloring. Medium Head. Malty. Thick...Good Flavor. Thar be a bit of alco in this one. Retired...Some Light Spices...Very Simple Winter Brew. Winter White is Much More Enjoyable. This is the Swill Lover’s Winter Brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
pours a reddish amber color with a white head. has a malty aroma with a nice bit of alocohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Bottled - Dark reddish amber in color with a decent off-white head. Malt and spice in the aroma with little in the way of hops. OK, but not one of the better "winters" that are available.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Very good beer, thick. Full of flavor. Dark amber, brown appearance with a medium tan head. Caramel sweet aroma. Definately full of flavor throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6318) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 I used to look forward to this one every year back in the 90’s. Now days I find it pleasant but no longer one I will seek out. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a medium brown color with a large tan head. The aroma is sweet, malty, and vaguely spicy. The flavor is sweet, minty and malty. Medium palate. Slightly sour on the aftertaste. Not a bad winter lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Let me say just what a treat it has been to find a Sam Adams Winter Sampler pack in May and it not be skunky. Dark brown brew with a foamy tan head. Malted wheat and fruit aromas. Bitter and wheat flavor. Full and warming palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Poured red/orange auburn color, malty aroma. Light on palate. Some fruit /sweetness in the taste almsot like cherries with a little hops near the end.

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