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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1163) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at Duffy’s in Port St Lucie. Pours a reddish brown with no head. Aroma has caramel and light spices, with some berries. Taste follows, heavy caramel malty with a spicy tang. Shrug? Sam mass produces.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at AMC movie theater. Pours a dark copper with fluffy cream colored head that leaves good lace. Aroma of slight spice and lasher yeast, taste follows, clean and crisp. Not bad, and the best they have.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlovell2 (660) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
I can’t believe how much of the beer I have drank and never rated it before. Pours copper with white head. Caramel malt with slight cinnamon and nutmeg spice aroma. Caramel malt flavor with some roasted notes. Light cinnamon and nutmeg flavors with some ginger and orange flavors. A balanced hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jaysbeers (60) - - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. A sweet smell. A full (medium carbonation) mouth, medium malty sweetness. Ends with the sweet spice. Not overpowering, but definitely there. Would drink 1-2. A good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gdubu493 (27) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Draft at Tara Thai on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, DC. Decent aroma. Amber color. Taste was just okay. Went surprisingly well with spicy Thai food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HULK777 (327) - - DEC 27, 2013
Grass and citrus aroma, with hints of caramel. Sweet caramel, honey, and light chocolate flavor, enhanced with mild spices. Elegant, still sticky, finish - I could do with more bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear copper with a small creamy reddish beige head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty and spicy with sweet bread, cloves, sassafras, hay, toffee, butterscotch and wood. Taste is sweet, bitter, spicy and herbal with sweet dark bread, toffee, sassafras, cloves, peppermint, hay, soil, cinnamon, allspice, apple skins, lemon zest and hints of butterscotch. Mouthfeel is spicy astringent, watery and light to medium bodied. finish is bitter and spicy with dark bread, sassafras, butterscotch, lemon zest, hay and toffee. Too spicy to be really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TcsBrew (1) - - DEC 26, 2013 does not count

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevendoel (26) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2013
While far from the best, this is still a classic winter beer. A nice dark amber color, smells sweet and slightly spicy. Full bodied, smooth and not overwhelming. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Migmar (240) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Dark copper brown. Caramel, bread, grass. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Quite thin palate. Slightly disappointing.

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