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RATINGS: 2628   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2004
(draught) Tannish/caramel color under NO head. I thought this was a fluke so I sent it back and got it the next night at a different place, still the same. I'm sure this is a distributor problem, not the beer. Anyway, lots of subtle aromas of brown sugar, cinnamon, spiced orange candy. Tastes quite sweet and malty, but bland otherwise and just okay. Not offensive or exciting, the Sam Adams trademark. Finishes warm with good alcohol kick that I liked.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2004
light brown looking brew with thin head. unusual malty, caramel, sugary flavor that tasted strong. unusual not so good aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Rich brown with a craggy head. Malt nose with a small amount of hops. Brown sugar dominates the flavor with vanilla but they are nicely balanced with hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2004 Wheat shows up in the dense, lasting head and lace. Deep copper-brown color, slightly spicy aroma, a little stale. Doesn't have the complexities of a good weizenbock, hardly any wheaty spiciness, banana or clove character. Not overspiced. Sweetish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 On tap at Pickled Parrot on the last weekend they were open. The beer was deep amber red with a decent cream colored head and little lace. The aroma is a bit malty and lightly Weizen like. The flavor is nice and malty, but finishes very clean and refreshing with nice body. Overall, this is pretty good and a nice surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2004
I like, I like. I receved this beer in six pack form from doing a good samaritan deed for my neighbor. I guess the bottles in the recycle bin are noticeable. Anyways a true spicy smell awaits you as you pour into a glass a small but manageble head appears. I drank the first one from the bottle and didn't enjoy this feature at first. A real nice taste with a spicy taste to go with it. A real good beer from Sam Adams.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerSurfer (27) - Powell, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Dark copper with tan head (short lasting). Little lacing. Aroma of wheat, with a shade of pepper or mint. Wheaty flavor with some sweetness. Enjoyable, bitter finish is crisp. Good brew, I think Sam Adams' beers are a good value.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Copper color with a small head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Medum-bodied but still a little thin for a weizenbock. Hints of fruit(figs and plums) and spice(ginger) in the taste. Finish was a little gummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2004
Bottled, Cherbourg, Massachusetts. Deep amber coloured beer. Nice conditioning. Malty and strong with a good bitter kick at the finish. Had several of these whilst rigging my good buddy Steve's new Christmas day technology.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2004
This beer has a beautiful red color. Strong taste with a good aftertaste that lingers. Really coats your mouth.

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