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RATINGS: 2578   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear amber body with a thick beige head. Low carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of copper, wood and spices. Flavour of rust, brown sugar and a black cherry finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A nice alternative Lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AskForJenny (1033) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Draft - Watery, with little mouthfeel. Good carbonation. This really feels like a macro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WABeerFiend (324) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 12.30.13. A: Red/caramel. Quickly receding head. S: Malt, spices. T: Gingerbread, cinnamon. Spicy on back end. O: This is an average bock. It’s good, but...meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElCapitan22 (258) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours a nice color with some nice head retention. Smells malty and of cloves. Tastes similar to the smell. This is sub par at best and would likely pass if offered again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (989) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 10, 2015
Dark amber colour with a dark off white short lasting head. Good viscousity. On the nose aromas of malt predominates at first but also some fruity-spice mix appears. Soft texture medium bodied with mainly sweet fruity-malt flavours and a sift hop bitterness. A faint iron note was to be noticed, unfortunately! The finish was medium lasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (145) - - JAN 7, 2015
Pours a clear brown/red color with tan head. Full bodied and a wonderful beer to drink by the fire on a cold day

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffbigD (115) - - JAN 2, 2015
Pour dark with a lot of head. Dark chocolate taste with a nice spiced after taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dhatton (185) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Brilliant amber body with two inches of khaki-white head. Malty spice flavor encourages warmness during the winter months.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bbertels (214) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Hints of so-called holiday spices greet the nose at first but the scents are not fully matched when tasted; cinnamon, grass, caramel, some dough. Ok enough as a drink in the bar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (719) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Amber brown colour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is delicious fruit, spices and caramel, like a fruitcake; some cinnamon and citrus, some cherries and dark fruits as it warms. Flavour is much the same, with a touch of ginger and molasses, medium bodied and fairly sweet without being cloying. Wow, really glad I picked this up. By far the best beer I’ve ever had with the word Lager in the title.

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