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RATINGS: 2590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (2164) - - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle. Ruby with thin white head. Nose is some banana, Belgian yeast and sweet malt. Taste adds some ginger. Surprisingly decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tfontana (294) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle in pint glass from Hannaford, Raymond NH. Aroma is weak but what there is is yeasty--a bit of a cross between dough, beer that sat out overnight, and bile. Appearance is really beautiful clear ruby red with nice sparkle, 1/2 finger width foamy white head with trace lacing. Taste is also pretty weak--vague spiciness in first half progressing to mild sweet maltiness in the middle with hint of spices--cinnamon and citrus at the end. Palate is medium bodied with average texture and slightly more lively than average carbonation. Overall, this has a great look and everything else is pretty pedestrian. The aroma is actually a little bit of a turnoff but otherwise there just isn’t very much here to recommend or be disappointed by. This is eminently forgettable and, other than the other one that came in the variety pack, there is no reason I would seek this out versus numerous other options.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Okay offering. Light golden and clear, no head, small lacing. cinnamon spices. Smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tysongillmore (350) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Mid level stuff. Good general flavor but a little watery. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorgosh (361) - - NOV 20, 2015
Låt dig inte luras av att någon påstår att det här skulle vara något att hålla i när vintern blåser snålt runt husknuten. Det kan nämligen bli det sista du gör. Här finns varken ljus eller värme eller nåt annat du behöver för att överleva bedrövande vintermånader. Ölet är bryggt ett halvår för tidigt. Det var ju i somras jag ville ha det här.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (572) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown , mostly clear. Clean, slightly roasty aroma. Good. Malty with a decent ammount of roastiness and some hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (445) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Draft. Clear red in color poured with no head. Some caramel in the aroma. The flavor included cinnamon and ginger but could not pull out the citrus described in the commercial deScription. Overall, it an enjoyable easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (936) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
355ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2015, abv 5.5%. Clear amber, large compact and slightly tanned head, rich lacing. Spicy aroma, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon. Medium carbonated, lightly fresh mouthfeel. Spicy taste with the spices in the aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg dominate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tia (1431) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Tap @ RVC. Light brown with oatmeal head and light lacing. Smells like cereal and cigarette ash. Tastlike cereal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rykh7 (2) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2015 does not count
I like the color of this lager. The cinnamon and ginger are subtle, additive but balanced. This has an nice balance of body and hops. Head retention is moderate. The warming is great for a cold day up north. This beer is easy to drinking but not overly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Ruby red clear pour fizzy and big head. Some spicy notes in aroma, flavor light. Not too much to this winter brew.

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