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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (149) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Tap. Pours clear brown with pillowy off white head that lasts and laces. Smells of caramel, cinnamon, and toasted malt. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Tastes of biscuit, sugar, caramel, and cinnamon. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
avantdagare (124) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2014
4 finger beige head, amber-red body. Nose: Nuts, oranges, cloves, malt, a hint of chocolate, figs, marzipan, caramel, dates, cognac and anise. Semi-long ending with some bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1guywith_aboat (212) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Tasty and will warm you up on a cold day. Tried this a few weeks ago in a mix pack and forgot to rate so my details are lacking. Good but not something I’d pick out of a crowd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (309) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Drank from a bottle, so I didn’t get a look at the stuff. Nose was sweet malts with a fragrant spiciness. Taste was similar - malts, spices and moderate hop finish. Mouth seemed reasonable. Overall, a decent winter/holiday brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
archerarcher (4) - - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
A beautiful amber red. Not a lot of notable smells on the aroma side of things, but there’s definitely a great combination of spices to give this a really nice, warm flavor. This beer also has a really great, almost spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CopterScott (124) - Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
amber color with thin off white head that disappears. aroma is cinnamon and other spices. flavor is spice, malt and nut. medium to fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle. Copper red with large spongy beige head, roasty aroma, spicy taste with hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, high carbonation, longish finish. Nice warming winter beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimski (49) - - JAN 16, 2014
Sam Adams Winter Lager starts with an aroma of spices such as cinnamon and a hint of orange peel. It's dark deep reddish color and thick head make this lager a tough one to put down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanan (78) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Costco 12 pk. As advertised. Very good. A little winter spice and depth. Good beer in the cold in the Christmas Spirit. Read the ad, right on assholes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, dark copper with big, pillowy khaki head. Decent retention, stringy lacing. Aroma is sweet, nutty, biscuit/cracker malt. Flavor is sweet up front, sweet, nutty, cracker malt, citrus, hint of toffee, spice in the finish. Drinkable, light. Soft carbonation and medium-light body.

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