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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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bhindbluis (17) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2003
I really enjoyed this beer. it had a dark rich color. Good flavor and easy going down. No lingering aftertastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3603) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Pours a transparent wine-mahogany color with a tiny white lace. Aroma is slightly fruity of cherries. Start has some bite and hops. Mellows out big time at the end only to leave a bitter aftertaste. Cherry flavor. Expected more from the finish. Had on tap. (4/3/5/4/10)********RE-RATE**********From a 12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack purchased at Nugget in Woodland. Served in the Sam Adams Glass. The aroma is somewhat metallic, which is classic of a lager, but it also has some detectable spiciness with hints of ginger and cinnamon present. Lightly floral, not much else. Transparent amber body with a fairly quickly dissipating off-white head. Scant lacing. Starts a little metallic, and it becomes very mildly herbal with some cinnamon spiciness. Some caramel malts are also present, before there is a little piney bitterness late. A very drinkable beer, which is not overly spiced. This is something I could drink a couple of, unlike Anchor Our Special Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtcbeerboy (19) - USA - DEC 6, 2003
Very smooth. Almost warm feeling. Great at the ski bar. Looks even better in the glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - DEC 5, 2003
This is the best lager I have ever had...Color a very nice reddish-brown...aroma of vanilla with a little spice, nice full body, with rich hints of vanilla and spice. Some nice hops too, which you usually don't expect in a lager. The tastiest Samuel Adams Beer I've ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Just a bit too sweet, but I am certainly not complaining. Love this beer every year.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tippie4 (97) - Auburn, Maine, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Very clean taste to this beer. The flavor goes away then come back after, and come back with a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2003
This beer was beautiful to look at. It was a deep reddish brown with a very creamy off-white head. The flavor was a fairly straightforward. It was moderately sweet with a little bit of spice flavoring. Both the head and the flavors disappeared rather quickly and there wasn't much lacing or carbonation at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Clear sparkling ruby amber with a creamy off-white head. Lacing is decent but not great. Aroma is spicy and flowery. I also detect some butterscotch. Flavor is sweetand kind of one-dimensional. The flavors seem to vanish rather quickly also. The body is a tad watery. A slight alcohol tinge develops after the swallow. Overall not too bad but not really a weizen bock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2003
The best of the Sam Adams clan that is easy to find around the Winter. Great aroma with wheat and spices. Has a lot of taste, though not as much as normal Sammy Lager...which is maybe a plus or not. Definitely packs more of a punch than you would expect flavor wise and alcohol wise. A beer to have anytime this winter and enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Started off tasting kind of sweet and marzenbocky. Was quite surprised when it turned half way through to become basically undrinkable. I will resample on tap tho to make my final decision.

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