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RATINGS: 2481   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 4, 2002
ReRate-tap-this is a very good beer coming from such a huge company. It is very sweet-aroma and palate. Nothing else to say other than a quality beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Wheat Lager? Minimal nose. Nice copper color with a small bubbled, tall head. Sweet and dry flavors. More alcohol flavors than I prefer. Finishes with a husky grain dryness and a cloying sweet sourness tending towards medicinal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Very bright, crisp taste. Full body and very smooth. Definately one of the best by Sam Adams

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Moderate malt and light hop nose. Small, fully diminishing head with no lace. Clear, dark, reddish black body. Moderately sweet and bitter; well balanced. Softly carbonated, almost flat. Not as tasty as the Boston Lager but above average for a Winter brew. A solid offering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldJack99 (114) - USA - DEC 1, 2002
Good beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
It’s another dark beer from Sam Adams....a very wheaty taste to it, but it’s good to warm you up in the wintertime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2003 My beer drinking neighbor handed me one of these over the fence last Saturday, telling me it was his very favorite beer. I have to admit that I can see why he would say this--very nice beer in all respects. It looks gorgeous and tastes marvelous. It also has a nice 'mouth feel', very smooth and perfectly carbonated. This is the first beer from Samuel Adams I've ever tried. I considered them to be almost a 'macro' brewery so I was hesitant to actually drink any of their brews. Hate to say it, but my closed-mindedness would have kept me from a very good beer if my neighbor hadn't given me a bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 Dark amber in color, decent head formation. Aroma is malty, fruity, caramel with some graininess. Good malt sweetness on the palate, verging towards dark fruits. Restrained well by some grainy dryness, high alcohol and bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Deep red color topped with a thick foamy head leaving plenty of lace. Sweet mostly hopy aroma wit malty notes and a slight bitterness. Slightly sweet yet sour flavor. Slightly hoppy turning malty with a hint of chocolate. Medium to heavy bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Not too bad......but not my top pick for winter seasonals.

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