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RATINGS: 2624   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Dark amber with a thin white head. The nose is sweet, malty, and slightly spicey. The mouthfeel is almost creamy and soft, though it has a slight bitter finish. Not a bad beer, but it's not the greatest seasonal brew. Good thing about this beer is that it's at a lot of sports bars and places like that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garv (24) - dalton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Sam Adams' best Winer Lager to date. This was a great year; smooth, complex and a healthy dose of alcohol to keep you warm. A suprisingly complex flavor profile not typical of a Sam Adams which makes each bottle a joy to drink. I've been buying up the last of all the local supplies and I don't want to see this winter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdogg (9) - Edgewood, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2003 does not count
A well balance dark amber beer with a pinch of spice to give it the winter feeling. I like it on tap the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2003
UPDATED: APR 8, 2003 Dark amber colored body, average white head. Has the recognizable sam adams hoppiness and bitterness but with a bolder flavor and some mild spices. Subtle maltiness and bready flavor. Overall, I think the flavors are balanced pretty well.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2003
this is pretty good stuff, but tastes a bit much like their straight lager. very clear pour.

   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 (517) - 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 (488) - Alexandria, Virginia, 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 (344) - Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2003
Dark appearance, good aroma. Winter spices are clearly evident in the flavor. Overall a pleasing winter beer.

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