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RATINGS: 2593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
Beautiful beige foam and a lovely caramel flavor with notes of orange peel. Beautiful rich spices characterize the taste and add a little cinnamon, orange peel and a little cilantro. Wheat malt shines a little through and it’s fine for a beer in the winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1769) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
355ml bottle from B&M Bargains - Clear copper body, with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is up front with metallic notes, followed by faint traces of floral notes, fruit, and caramel. As for taste, it’s mostly caramel, and doughy notes, with some faint sourness, a light floral taste, metallic hops, and a fruity finish. Not bad at all really for 79p!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Martin243 (946) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
5.5% 355 ml bottle from B&M. Didn’t get any of the spiciness, just a ponderous sweet malt heavy flavour. Almost indistinguishable from the S.A. Oktoberfest I had before, to the extent that I thought it might be the same beer with a different label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (840) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
smells like bread, drank from the bottle so didnt see the colour, very malty and quite sweet. ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3477) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle from B&M Hounslow, nice dark red-brown with a big but fast-settling head. Bready and spicy nose, reminiscent of gingerbread. Body is a little too sweet, but otherwise nicely malty and toasty with a delicate nip of ginger and citrus, and a herbal bitter edge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3584) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle from B&M, Team Valley, Gateshead. This dark amber beer pours with a thin white head. It has a malty, red fruity and gentle burnt toffee flavour followed by slight grassy and spices on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scotty001 (474) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt. light spice. Light body, flavour is moderately sweet berries and light liquorice. Why is this called a lager?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (243) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
355ml bottle from LCBO. 5.5% alc./vol. Pours a clear deep amber colour with 1 finger of lasting head. Lacing clinging to the side of glass. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste matches aroma with spicy hoppy finish. Not bad, but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexcandy (63) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Slightly cloudy dark amber colour with a slight coffee coloured head. Taste of treacle, toffee with some Christmas spice,fairly strong (stronger than 5.6%). This was the bottled version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (1299) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 27, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and grain on the nose. Slightly sweet on the palate with the spices coming out more as it warms up a bit. Dry bitter finish. Not bad.

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