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RATINGS: 2484   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1500) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2002
on tap at the SA Brewhouse in the Newark Airport: light nose, deep gold color, no head. Light toasted malt taste and a faint hop bitterness. Not at all spicy and nothing "Winter" about it. This was served flat from a wait staff that knew nothing about beer. A shame for an outlet run by SA itself.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Not much winter is going on here with this brew. Almost no nose. Orange amber color. Flat carbonation. Spicey and pepperý, but light. Medium finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3254) - 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

2.8
   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.

4.2
   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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2222) - 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

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

2.2
   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.

4.1
   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.


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