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RATINGS: 2582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 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 (404) - 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 (2128) - 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 (6507) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 27, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2004 There's something wrong about the way this looks...I can't figure it out...dark amber with a soapy-looking head...completely clear, maybe that's it. The aroma and flavor were average...some spiciness, malty, dark fruits. Soapy, watery feel.

Rerate 5/2/03:
I liked this a lot more this time...weird. The color was a nice hazy copper color with a smalloff-white head. The aroma and flavor were very sweet...honey, spices, some wood, and a faint suggestion of wheat. Crisper feel this time...still pretty soft with a wet finish though. The numbers reflect this experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8701) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Red golden appearance. Aroma is full of malts and wheat, with some sour grapefruit hidden behind as well. Flavors are roasted dark fruit, with a nice hearty plum and peanut flavor. Pretty much your run-of-the-mill basic winter seasonal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2003
Very mild flavorings for a weizenbock. Malty with a minor bit of spiciness. Reasonably clean finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 Ah. Spicy and malty. Nice beer to "warm you up" on a cold day. Not a bad one from Boston Beer. I tend to like their seasonals better than their standard fare.

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