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RATINGS: 2616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2002
A little too sweet for a winter brew but the initial taste is pleasing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Thin head. Dark amber colored--with light hop aroma. I would not call this a weizenbock by any strecth of the imagination. However, compared to a couple of recent winter beers that I have had, this is pretty decent. I think that it is above average but nothing more.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scooby (50) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
A great beer to drink in the cold months. It doesn’t compare to some of the best beers out there but I would drink it over most common beers.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joet (2463) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
A dark amber liquid bubbles up long armed arabesques, fresh malt aromas blend with soft herbal hops. Fizzing, damp malt, thin, detectable hopping (more mud than earthy) and alcohol. Not a bad delivery medium for alcohol, but my compliments will cease there. This is neither robust nor full flavored.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nonians99 (8) - hingham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2002 does not count
Really a good winter beer I look forward to one after being out in the cold

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2002
No aroma really. A bit of maltiness that quickly disappears. Decent creamy, white head. Typical.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2002
I have not had a Sam Adams brew since Fall of ’97. As a matter of fact, the winter lager was the last Sam’s brew I had, and I remember it as being my favorite Sam’s brew. I bought a single to rate, so here goes. It pours a nice deep amber color with a small head that rapidly dissipates. Not much aroma, but what is there is malty. Nice and malty sweet, with no hint of hops. It says it is brewed with holiday spices, but I do not detect any. Even so, the beer is smooth and highly drinkable with a nice, long malty finish. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Quickly disappearing head. Dark amber color. Malty (caramel) aroma with a twang of hops. Sweet start bitter aftertaste, notes of licorice, roasted malt and alcohol. Nutmeg (or whatever the holiday spice is (need to learn my damn spices)) really starts to come out as beer warms. Decent stuff

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2002
Red copper color, spicy malty taste, finish lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11166) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2002
Colour is amber/cobber. Decent head. Aroma is caramel and some other sweet spices. Flavour is well balanced. NOtes of caramel/chocolate, slightly alcaholic and a very good bitterness in the end. I like this beer.


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