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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Perdue46 (68) - USA - DEC 10, 2002
Great beer with a very enjoyable taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2002
Amber with lasting creamy off white head.Small intense bead.Good malt nose.Taste starts ok but turns slightly antiseptic at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2002
A good beer. Not too sweet, a hint of spice and a little alcohol in the background. Nice looking beer. Nice doughy aroma while pouring that changes to a spicy, malty smell after sitting in the glass for a few minutes. Nice looking beer, medium-dark red with a nice beige head. The finish could be better. A good but forgettable beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jacomino (4) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2002 does not count
Great chestnutty color. Head is nice and rich. Smells like Sam Adams Boston Lager at Santa’s house. Traces of ginger and orange in this one. Because I’m particular to malty beers, this one leaves no room for improvement in my book.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2003 Nice big stiff creamy head over really dark amber body with golden highlights. The smell is little more than light sweet caramel malt. The flavor is surprisingly good for a lager. Very little of the typical lager flavor comes through, nice sandy caramel, lightly sweet. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethatuml (38) - USA - DEC 7, 2002
Powerful brew. Rich, complex flavors. Merry Xmas from Sam Adams.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2002
nice head gorgeous color; very tasty. Need taste test to tell real differance to boston lager. Not very wheaty, not at all spicey but none-the-less good and satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2002
I liked this one, but I like all the "Wintertime/Christmas" stuff. A little spicy, heavy, and hoppy. Refreshing only when cold outside, otherwise it might be a little too heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Wheaty aroma. Nice head. This is a pretty good beer, but its not really what I expected. A good bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1497) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2002
nice lacy head, roasted flavor with an initial heavy alcohol taste (taste disappeared after about 4-5 sips). i expected a little more body than this, but still a quality beer nonetheless. re-rate...pretty big malty/bready flavor...the only really bad thing about this in my opinion is that it leaves a metallic aftertaste which isnt very pleasing.

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