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RATINGS: 2627   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Dark amber in color. All sorts of spices in the air, combined with malts. Very malty and spicy beer. Good beer to drink through-out winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Dark amber/copper color, with decent lacing and a mildly fruity aroma - this doesn't taste much like a weizen bock, but it is pretty tasty none-the-less - slight sweetness, with a mild fruit flavor, which makes way for some wheaty, grainy flavors - bit of hops in the finish, with some malt to balance it out fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Flanny (24) - Severn, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Pours a nice frothy head, which dissipated within a minute. The color is a deep, dark amber, bordering on red. Flavor falls flat; I expect more hop finishing, I guess. Unremarkable, and not as good as SAWLs past.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2003
good dark bock and it was strong and smoothj with a great colour and flovur that was strong yes soft nicve head ans such

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6699) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2003
Bottled. Dark amber with a yellow-ish head. Aroma from toffee and hop. Rather dry palate and some alcohol-feel. A fine, bitter flavour with hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Amber beer with a bubbly off white head. Smells like malt, hops, banana peel. The bitterness is quite evident in both the smell and the flavor. Has a dirtiness to the flavor & a bite that gets you in the nostrils. OK, but nothing really spectaculat here. Slightest citrus spice flavor as it warms. Leaves the mouth tasting like apple peel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2003
2003 release. Dark reddish brown color, with a decreasing head. Faint aroma of malts and hops. Dissapointed this beer has been much better in the past. Lacks in full-bodied flavor and texture. Seems to me it's just a step above a regular lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Orange, citrusy aroma.. perhaps a bit of lemon. Pours dark brown with a decent head, which recedes quickly. Mouthfeel average I guess. More wheaty than fruity/spicy. I could easily detect a pretty decent alcohol content. Overall I think this beer is actually well suited towards winter. A bit heavy on the malty side, but overall a pretty good blend of flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2003
Dark red-brown colour, nice fluffy head. Hoppy aroma with some maltiness. Weak notes of gingerbread. Malty and lightly spicy flavour. Mot much hops in here. Finishes a bit watery and malty. Nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 13, 2003
Hop and malt aroma with a mild hint of spice. Red amber color with a nice off white head and light lacing. Malt, spice, and mild bitterness. Not a bad beer.

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