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RATINGS: 2566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 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 (12100) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Decent looking beer, the aroma is very weak. A touch of spices, but the lingering aftertaste is not too enjoybale. Decent, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jezmez68 (403) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Pretty decent winter brew. I'm not really too into these winter brews. Usually the spices are too much for my palate. This one is no exception. Good for cold evenings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
I drank alot of this this past winter and with good reason. The beer is finely crafty and keeps you wamr on those cold winter nights. Too bad it's only available once a year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 this beer is good. buy it when it first comes out in the winter but be warned, this beer will lay it on you if you drink enough of it. it has a great flavor, and personally this is one of my favorite sam adams

drank this again last night. a typical winter staple beer for me and my friends, its very good. roasted, malty, smooth, and spicy in smell and taste. very smooth, probably one of the best beers sam adams makes. score stays the same

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6368) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2003
Darker amber color, with small head and a little bit of lacing, medium-bodied. Noticed malty and fruity aromas, caramel, ripe pears, slighty woody. The taste was well balanced and a short bitter aftertaste, which was just fine. Perhaps my favorite of the Sam Adams line of beers.

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