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RATINGS: 2579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2003
(draft) Dark amber, small head. Hops balanced with malt and very faint hint of spice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Deep amber coloring with a medium white head. Has that trademark Sam Adams flavoring - those citrus hints that I love. Aftertaste doesn't linger quite as much as the Boston Lager does. I like this, and I hope I can get it again before the winter ends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2003
The usual bitterness you love/hate from Sam Adams with spice and organge flavor. Overall, I'm a little disappointed.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Had on tap at Callahan's on February 12, 2003
Served a dark red/brownish color with a very small tan head. I most definitely wasn't sick and I know I could smell because the buffalo wings almost knocked me out later in the evening, but this beer had the weakest aroma to a beer ever. There's a slight taste of spices and malt which are a nice addition to this Winter Lager. The aftertaste is quite weak and overall, this was a disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAYankee (335) - Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2003
Dark appearance, good aroma. Winter spices are clearly evident in the flavor. Overall a pleasing winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6682) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 15, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2008 Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Clear light brown brew with large creamy, foamy head. 4-
Nose: Light , sweet slightly dusty aroma with hint of continental hops, slight citric hints. 6+
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied, soft texture. Blend of gold malts with wheat accent, bit raw. Mid late spicy feel. Refreshing and clean. Mild, slightly creamy but not bland. Late bitterness. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thejman454 (56) - cumming, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Nice dark appearance, good spicy taste, a lot like Oktoberfest, but not quite as good.

   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 (2644) - 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.

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