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RATINGS: 2527   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2002
nice head gorgeous color; very tasty. Need taste test to tell real differance to boston lager. Not very wheaty, not at all spicey but none-the-less good and satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2002
I liked this one, but I like all the "Wintertime/Christmas" stuff. A little spicy, heavy, and hoppy. Refreshing only when cold outside, otherwise it might be a little too heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Wheaty aroma. Nice head. This is a pretty good beer, but its not really what I expected. A good bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1504) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivo (2585) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YogiBeera (2493) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3283) - 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 (2240) - 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

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