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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
On tap at Summits Wayside tavern. Good Amber color. Heavily malted could have been better balanced. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Copper color and clear. Strong malty beer with little hop. Clean lager character. Spices kept to a minimum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Thick white head on thick golden-amber beer. Wheaty-carmal. Nut linger followed by alcohol. Complex taste. Worth trying again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Amber in color with a frothy off white head. Aroma is malt, bread and floral. Flavor is slightly sweet with notes of spice and vanilla. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Deep orange-gold body, medium carbonation, and dimpled head with decent retention. Caramel aroma plus mild floral hops and all-spice. A crisp, tart, and malty lager with some nuts and spice. Tasted like a Vienna. I was stunned to see the style listed as a Weizen Bock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (5497) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 26, 2003
In individual parts, this beer is really good, but it's not spectacular in any individual aspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Pours a caramely orange-red, with a thin, dissipating off-white head. Aroma has that characteristic wheaty tang and spices are evident too. Flavor begins rich and full: tangy, tongue-tingling wheat, caramel, bread, a touch of fruit, and spices. Some floral hops bitterness in the aftertaste. Does have a rather thin body, as do most Sam Adams beers. The only problem with this beer is that the spice flavor becomes tiring over time. A solid brew overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
Bronze/amber color, nice off-white head. Quite carbonated. Has a sweet and bready aroma with some bread in it. Flavor brings some toffee, sweet, but turns into some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Gorgeous color. Sweet malts are obvious on the nose and in my mouf. I don't have any experience with this style. Do I like this beer? Yeah, a lot. Can I tell that it's ever had anything to do with wheat? No, not really. No skin off my teeth though. Points off palate for carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 22, 2003
"a dark wheat lager brewed with winter spices." the quote is agreeable. a little bit sour, christmas spices (think dessert), with faint association of fruit. nice, it doesn't truly suck. but, i'll pass.

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