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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18323) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Copper colored with a moderate creamy head-good malty aroma with a clove and cinnamon spiciness. Medium bodied and smooth, malty and fruity-plums with a citrus note. Faint hoppy bitterness and alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2003
dark and malty aroma. first sip was perhaps a bit too cold--tasted bland--but once i let it warm up a little there was quite a bit more flavor to it. i can tell it's not made with a weizen yeast, though/ strong dark malty taste, with a spicy dry finish. my advice is to let this one warm up a little before drinking! overall not bad, a good winter beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Why they brewed this one is beyond me, unless it was to make a few more bucks. Oh! It was t make a few more bucks! Thin. low gravity crap that I'd expect from Miller or Bud.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2003
I don't have any other experience with the style so I can't compare it. Malty sweet, spicy aroma, darkish amber color, nice smooth spicy flavor. I like this beer better than most of the winter ales I've had. I'd buy it again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2003
for a wheat beer this is pussy and to add its even a dark wheat beer makes it worse maybe it aint my cup of black tea but overall the hop taste is decent the aroma is sweet with mild spice to tickle the nose.well worth a try

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2003
All in all a decent beer, but a poor example of a weizen bock. Where's the wheat? Deep amber, fruity/floral aroma, some malt flavors but was weak, some bitterness. Drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 18, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 This is by far one of the best seasonal winter beers I have ever had. Dark amber in color with a creamy head. Really impressive

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