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RATINGS: 2566   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 Adamsģ 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2002
A great-looking beer with a nice rocky head. The flavor and aroma are a little disappointing, however. The best I can say is "smooth" with respect to the flavor. Not unlike Wild Goose Winter Goose, but not lacks the aromatic qualities of the latter. I rather miss their old Winter Lager recipe (c. 1992), which was more of a bock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Had this beer on draft, and was actually disappointed. I did not like it as much as other winter seasonals. Too malty. Even more so then the German varieties I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2002
A nicely spiced winter wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2002
not bad had to have a couple to get a better feel for it,still doesnt beat peteís wicked winter brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2002
I used to think of weizen bocks as bocky, but I find them to be defined more by their wheat. This compares well to Aventinus, though falls a bit short. Overall, I quite like this beer. The malty bockiness makes for a very mild, somewhat thin and drinkable taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pympynaynteazy99 (31) - South San Jose, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002
It ainít X-mas without a little Sammyís Winter Lager. I look forward to it every year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 29, 2002
easy drinking for a wheat bock... canít taste much of the spices (which is a good thing). tastes like a brown-ale crossed with a dark wheat lager... canít complain - especially if I canít get a írealí bock at the local thriftway...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Ruby amber hue. Beige rocky head. Herbal and malty aroma. I actually enjoy this brew. Sweet first, light to medium bodied, spices, malt is enjoyable, and a long finish; bitter hops balance, and earthy notes make this a very enjoyable brew. Alcohol is hidden nicely. Not a true weizen bock if u ask me, but its a very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2002
Nice brown red color. Hefty head. Malty aroma with some hops peeking through. Lacking the winter spice. Crisp and clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2002
This beer has a great color, but I feel the flavor could be a bit better. I would expect perhaps a bit more spicyness out of a winter brew. Some folks here have mentioned this as a dark beer, rather, I think itís just very amber. Still, who can really argue with any Sam Seasonal??

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