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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (292) - - JAN 5, 2014
Dark amber, clear, coarse, tall head. Medium -full body, very rich and flavorful, lively mouthfeel due to the carbonation, all comes together perfectly. Avg length, dry, clean, lager/like finish. Moderate bitterness, dry but this is somewhat disguised by the rich malty background. Delicious synthesis of lager and ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinfull (806) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Brown/amber color with mid-sized off-white head, which quickly disappear. Aroma of malt and spices. Malty , caramel taste with spices and moderate hoppy bitterness in finish. Decent lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChiGuy68 (406) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. It poured a dark amber with a quickly disapating head. Aroma of malt and spice. Taste of malt caramel and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2014
A: medium brown, light tan head S: nutmeg, cinnamon T: bitter, spices M: light, slick, medium carbonation O: another decent Sam brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BryanOBryan (6) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2014 does not count
This beer is okay. It doesn’t really have a strong flavor or character. I expected more from this winter lager. I’d drink it again if it was given to me, but I wouldn’t buy it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (348) - - JAN 2, 2014
The good folks at ratebeer have it about right with a 64 for this one. Sort of a strange brew- doesn’t really have that inner warming effect of a good smooth stout or even a porter for me. Pours a ruby/ amber color with almost no head retention. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Cinnamon and ginger come through as well as the malt. Decently balanced, pretty smooth. Just not my favorite combination of flavors. Had on tap at Rita’s in Folly Beach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hman43 (322) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
The aroma is dominated by cinnamon and ginger. It is amber with a thick light tan head. The taste is dominated with the cinnamon, ginger, and hints of orange as the malt is evident as an afterthought.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Dark brown poured from a tap with medium head. Tastes of malt and spices like a light porter. Decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mstrcrwly (256) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Spicy lager with hints of nutmeg, pepper..dry and malty like a lager should be..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frahmo (283) - Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2013
12 oz bottle. Brown pour with little head. Mild malt flavor with some spice throughout. Nothing noteworthy to speak of.

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