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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2003
Dark amber color. Weak off-hite head. Well, the aroma is very inviting, malty and spicy but then...eh, the flavor reminds me of those "English Confect"(tit bits?) and I see no reason why a beer should taste like candy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2003
An old sampling. Tastes of Sam Adams with a touch of winter spices. I generally don't like this style, but it's much more subdued in this beer, and therefore more pleasant. Actually, quite good with brats. The best "winter" beer I've had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2003
Dark amber/ light brown, sweet and spicy aroma. Earthy flavors from the malts. A good offering from Sam

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
Creamy smooth at first, became a bit syrupy and slightly cloying later. Full of some nice bready malts and lots of spices. I wasn't all that happy with the ending - was it the hop that gave it a copper penny taste - subtle but noticeable. Not bad, but not above average either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2003
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 Amber with a beige head. Caramel malt and spice aroma. Flavor of malt, bread, and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
One of my favorite beers, I look forward to winter each year for this one. Great rich flavor with hints of spice, a little bit too sweet but not overly cloying. It warms me up just right on cold winter nights. Boston Lager is almost as good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
80skid (65) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2003
A solid beer by sam adams. Tastes similar to the regular lager by sam adams(which I also like) but with a hint of fruitiness. Not much of a head but a nice bold flavor that matches the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Slightly dark color. Carmel colored head. Quickly diminishing head. No noticable carbonation. Sweet malty aroma, carmely. Metally taste, soft mouthfeel. Wheat unmasks itself slowly through tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Dark amber with a thin white head. The nose is sweet, malty, and slightly spicey. The mouthfeel is almost creamy and soft, though it has a slight bitter finish. Not a bad beer, but it's not the greatest seasonal brew. Good thing about this beer is that it's at a lot of sports bars and places like that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garv (24) - dalton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Sam Adams' best Winer Lager to date. This was a great year; smooth, complex and a healthy dose of alcohol to keep you warm. A suprisingly complex flavor profile not typical of a Sam Adams which makes each bottle a joy to drink. I've been buying up the last of all the local supplies and I don't want to see this winter end.

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