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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rib Eye (148) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2008 A very decent brew from Mr. Koch and company. A bit fizzy and filling for me but interesting malt in the mouth/hops in the medium-long finish contrast. Seems to be a carefully-crafted flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2002
Good winter beer. Not over-spiced where it becomes too bitter. Very clean tasting. I can’t believe it, but I finally found a Winter beer I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2002
This seemed different (better) this year than I remember in the past. I had this back to back with a Boston Ale (both from their sampler case) and they had a lot of similar characteristics. This was one of the best beers I had over the past winter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 31, 2002
Good aftertaste with a decent aroma. My favorite of the Sam Adams line aside from the Boston Lager. Unfortunately the only way that it is available in my area is by purchasing the variety twelve pack with a bunch of other beers I don’t like. I’d purchase this by itself though. Give it a shot...pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fraternie (907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2003 Dark and warming, slightly burnt caramel flavor. Notes of cinnamon, honey, nutmeg. One of the best beers this brewery makes, full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2002
It’s very cold on this May day in Northern Michigan, to the point that the thought of this beer sounded good. But. Alternating busy, garish tones of vanilla, licorice and spices in a muddied, sweetish malty body. Nothing much to suggest that it is a wheat beer; unlike Moonglow or Aventinus this one just seems like a spiced, artifice driven bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2002
Yummy. I had some of this over the holidays, and I’d definitely come back to it. But like the name suggests, not something I’d have a lot year ’round. But nice and spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 Pours a clear deep amber-copper color, small creamy off white head, malty spicy orange-cinnamon aroma, clean malty spicy flavors, nice lasting finish, great warming alcohol feel, medium-full body heavy but soft mouthfeel, very balanced, my favorite brew from Samuel Adams.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2002
Good wheat bock,spicy notes,malty,fruity and crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adamburb99 (10) - waterville, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2002
Nice, tasty beer for a relaxing winter day. good dark beer. i enjoyed it

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