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RATINGS: 2625   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.


3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
p0rkch0p (69) - Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Dark, crisp, and dry. Nice little spice at the end. Was suprisingly mild and easy drinking. Great changeup to have in the lineup. Hope sam adams other selections in the winter sampler are just as good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arve_Christian (4635) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2015
On bottle from Systembolaget Strømstad. Amber color, good foam. Medium/low aroma intensity; malty, dried fruits, christmas spices- some fruitiness. Medium body & complexity. A little on the sweet side. Pretty good beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (321) - - DEC 20, 2015
I had it on tap. It pours a reddish amber color with very little head and lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel and spice. The taste is caramel, spice, and a little orange peel. It’s smooth with soft carbonation. It’s pretty sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Augdraught1981 (262) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Beautiful, deep amber-red pour with off white head and slightly sweet, malty & spicy aromas. Crisp lager with some spices and bread. Overall a good spiced lager and great spiced beer period.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbbeer (702) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Red brown with medium tan head. Aroma is either subtle or bland depending on how you look at it, some malt. Light body, medium carbonation. Flavor is reasonable, off dry, mildly sweet malt, faint spice. Not a big fan of winter beers but this is drinkable, not too sweet with restrained spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SvanteL (217) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2015
Vackert bärnstensfärgad med medelstort gräddfärgat skum. Kryddig doft med kanel, ingefära, pomerans och mörk limpa. Smaken är maltsöt och kryddig – ingefära, kanel – med pomerans och torkad frukt och en fin beska som balanserar sötman. En skön och kryddig julöl.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveOrz85 (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
From winter classic variety pack. 6 oz (half bottle) served in tulip glass. Beer is amber in color. One finger head dissipates quickly leaving some reasonable lacing. Aroma is weak but mostly light malts and ginger. Taste is lightly sweet with light maltiness acompanied by notes of orange and some cinnamon. Medium carbonation and light to medium bodied beer. Overall not a bad easy drinking winter beer. Would not buy a solid case, but worth trying.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fkoolen (862) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Can during United flight from Chicago to Amsterdam. Nice amber colour, offwhite creamy head. Caramel malty, spicy and herbal, couch syrupy, liquorice, cinnamon; can’t really get the ginger and orange peel. Not too balanced. Medium body and carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joejames (461) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
On draft, Guadalajara, York, PA. Pours clear deep brown, quick white head. No lacing or retention. Aroma of ginger and nutmeg. Taste is sweet with slight sour notes. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, watery mouth feel. Finishes astringent. Tasting notes are all spice. I don’t like this at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
climberbob (378) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Can on flight. Dark Amber w decent head. Aroma of malt, grass, hay, pine. Taste of biscuit, toffee. Hints of orange and cinnamon but not very noticeable. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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