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RATINGS: 2503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinator (1040) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
This reminded me of the standard Boston Lager but with a different malt profile. In other words, not that unique. Malty and grainy aroma. Dark amber color with a real foamy head. Strong burnt malt taste with a minimal hops presence. Average carbonation with a small alcohol hint. Just OK.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ssantanello1 (9) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
For me did not hit any of the flavor notes it claims to have. Did not get any of the spices or orange. Still a decent beer for winter. But not as described. Wouldn't buy it again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (241) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. A nice, wonderfully , dark, brown brew. A good flavored beer, nice toasted flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (349) - CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
Pours medium amber with a short off-white head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is muted, wheat, cinnamon, faith orange peel. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, very mild sour. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, quick if not abrupt finish. (3/5) Not a terrible mass-market winter lager, but not great either. There’s a very little warming going on, and the spices are kind of stale and wilted. It’s better than a standard adjunct lager, but it’s a long shot from the best Sam Adams I’ve ever had. (12/20)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HarryPlopper (26) - - NOV 27, 2014
Decent lager with heavy mouth feel and hippy taste. Subtle spice notes and a smooth mouth feel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (2894) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2014
35,5cl bottle from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Pours clear dark amber with an off-white head. Farily malty aroma with some lightly spicy and roasty notes. Medium sweet with mild spicy flavours, and a light bitterness. A bit to much on the sweet side for my taste, nothing special going on either. Quite okay, but not a preferred winter beer for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (65) - Minneapolis, - NOV 26, 2014
Always been a fan of this easy drinking winter lager. First one I’ve had this season on tap at Maynard’s.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKORN (162) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Clear brownish color with a nice head. Sweet, malty light vanilla and spices aroma. Malt, light sweetness and spices with a little bitterness. Good beer

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Going back through my notes and I have drank this for the past 3 Veteran’s Days in a row, twice at Applebee’s (free dinner). Anyway, this is a pretty good choice, for Applebee’s. Overall a decent beer, decent body and flavor. Nothing spectacular.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bennetporter (24) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2014
A nice lightly spiced dark lager with a creamy white head with an odd almost blue tinge over the deep brown lager. Drinkable, but with a lackluster, thin mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ohpooratlas (49) - USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle poured. Dark amber color with tan head. Crisp caramel and nutty aroma. Medium body with very light carbonation. Surprisingly sweet with the hint of a bitter finish.


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