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RATINGS: 2572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johans (36) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2003
It's a good looking beer. Not doubt about that. The flavour is spicy and unusual. Pretty malty. Not bad. But the aroma reminds me a little of once when I opened a regular pilsner that had been left in the sun...and in my opinion that is not good......

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2622) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2003
Left over christmas gift,looked lonely.Pours with a good looking tan head that doesnt last long.Nose is bready.Beautiful clear copper color, very bright.The breadiness comes through in the flavor with some hints of spices, coriander?Medium bodied brew.Not bad for a sammy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NJBeerLover (6) - USA - FEB 13, 2003 does not count
A decent beer with a little more alcohol than one would expect, but it warms the body. Sadly, that is one of it's only positive traits. It's a bit too malty for my taste and leaves a sour/bitter afteraste. Get a sixer, enjoy it, realize it's not worth getting more than two sixers a winter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
A decent seasonal, though some of sam's other seasonals are better efforts, in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2003
A spicy nose to it. Dark brown-amber. Thin head that falls away quickly. Sweet and spicy gingery. A good beer to have once and awhile. However I can't see myself having it again for sometime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
raymow (1011) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2003
I really enjoyed this one. On the sweet side with a great flavor and nice after taste. I had it on tap though, which I normally enjoy much more than bottled. Next to Sam Adams Oktoberfest, this is probably the best Sam Adams that I've tried so far.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2003
Very enjoyable winter brew with a beautiful clear reddish brown color. Flavor abounds this beer. NOt overly bitter, with jus the right balance of malt. I like this beer. Try with a nice large plate of spicy nachos.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2003
clear brown, off white head. aroma of malt, burnt sugar and subdued spice. toffee, bready malt, and mild banana flavours. not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Very sweet and full bodied. About as drinkable as SA Lager. Not too bad for being mass produced and widely available. I doubt I'll try it again though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Rich deep brown color. Small head. Slightly hoppy, with hints of nutmeg. Mildly sweet, some bite.

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