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RATINGS: 2582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2002
Nice color but pretty clear when considering the strong wheat and rye aroma. Strong wheat and hop flavor is pleasent but stays too long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IslandHaole (1133) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAR 26, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2003 Re-rate: As my tastes change, I realize that this isn't the gem I thought it was. Now I prefer the hoppiness of the Boston Lager over this beer. I'm sure my tastes will change again someday. Original rate: Thick head with fine bubbles, stays around for a bit too. Nice dark red color, redder than George Killians 'Red'. (I did a side by side taste). Aroma of wheat, malts, alcohol....like woodshop in school. Taste of flowers/pine/Cardamon....a poutpouri of flavors. Not as thick as I expected but very tasty. Much better than the 'flagship' lager of S.A.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2002
Seemed to have a spicy flavor. Decent once a year but that’s it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggie80 (790) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2002
Good flavor, above average for large breweries. A solid bock and one I will drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2002
I believe this beer is a dunkelweizen as it has the typical appearance, aroma, and flavor of a beer of this style. The aroma is pleasantly wheaty with a touch of malts and the flavor reflects these attributes. Exceptionally smooth and easy to drink with nice tastes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2002
Pretty good bock. Typical winter beer. Too weak for me though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike3018899 (1) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2002 does not count

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 14, 2002
A bottle of this was my introduction to Bocks. This brew pours a clear bottle conditioned orange with a huge creamy off-white head that is fully lasting with excellent lacing. The spicy fruity nose is mild but extremely pleasant with moderate hints of toasted grain, bread, spruce, soap, pear, and nuts. The well balanced flavor starts with a moderate sweet acidity, and finishes long with a moderate sweet bitterness that is somewhat nutty. The palate is light, clean and smooth; slightly creamy but has a soft carbonation with a metallic finish that is lightly astringent. Another very enjoyable offering from Boston Brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2002
I know some of the fellow beer snobs do not like SA, but I usally do. Some of the beers are just too damn tasty to hate on. This one isnt as spectacular as some other but it’s respectable. Nice wheat malty taste. Kind of earthy finish. Highly drinkable even if its not wonderful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2002
SA is great, this is a very unique beer the hint of cinnamon really makes it

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