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RATINGS: 2468   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2010
Bottle @ Kvickly. Thank you ChristianScheffel. Pours dark amber golden with a small creamy bubbly head and lacings. Nose and flavor is dominated by spices. Ginger and cloves and a bit of caramel. Medium bodied. Dry end

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
20th December 2008. Clear brown beer. Malty but has a light and crisp palate. Some very subtle spice. Dry crisp finish. Thirst quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle. Very malty flavour. Bright chestnut colour. Aftertaste is quite spicy. Very nice and easily drinkable. A little too much carbonation for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12682) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle. It pours a clear body, dark amber in body and a small but dense, beige head. Caramel, a touch of spices and oranges, vienna malt and some hints of ginger. Some ginger and spicyness in the flavor too, and the orange shines through as well, leaving room for lightly roasted, caramellish malts. A bit low on bitterness I think, and I would like it more full-bodied, else it’s a damn fine almost sessionable beer. Well suited for making snowmen. 110524

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11908) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 Bottled (BB 03/2005)
Red ruby, good foamy medium head, lace. Sweet, malty, hoppy, berries, black currant nose, almost Belgium character. Medium-bodied, chewy, flavor of toffee, berries. Aftertaste has some late bitterness. Decent brew, but a bit unbalanced. Though this is weizen bock, this has some Märzen notes. (6/4/5/3/12 3.0)
Re-rated, alc. 5.6% (BB 09/2006)
Ruby red color, creamy white head, lace. Aroma has wheat and rye, some tobacco. Medium to full bodied. Sweet, rounded barley malty flavor. Real cross over -beer of styles. (5/4/7/3/13 3.2)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (11798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 Medium amber-brown colour. Thin head. Aroma is bland caramel. Tastes like diacetyl, astringent bark and roots, some caramel. Finishes with an unpleasant diacetyl slickness. This 2008 version is pretty gross.

Old rating: Dark amber; aroma shows brown sugar, spice (ginger, orange peel), sweet earthy malt. Earthy, caramelly malts. Good chewy character. Funny that the brewer kept insisting this was a traditional wheat bock, when it is not made with a weizen yeast, and it is spiced with cinnamon, ginger and orange peel! 6-3-6-3-12 = 3.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2003
(Draught) Pours a dark brown color with a thin bubbly head. Good flavor. An easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Clear and deep amber, with minimal head. Very malty aroma and flavor. Mostly caramel, with hints of vanilla. Wheat is detectable, but only nominally.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is mild medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt, that tart fruity (cherry) yeast, secondary spicy hops. Medium body. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011
Name: Winter Lager
Date: November 22, 1995
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
Aroma: fruity/spicy aroma
Flavor: spicy and bitter taste, golden brown color

Name: Winter Lager
Date: December 12, 2002
Mode: draft
Source: Wild Wing, Marietta
Score: ii
Appearance: amber
Flavor: sweet carmel malt aroma and flavor, touch of vanilla, only a hint of bitterness

Name: Winter Lager
Date: January 01, 2003
Mode: bottle
Appearance: dark clear amber, thin fine tan head, nice lace
Aroma: slight spicy aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of dark malts, chocolate, light spices, nutmeg, hint of bitterness in the finish

Name: Winter Lager
Date: January 02, 2003
Mode: draft
Source: ss
strong cinamon flavor

Name: Winter Lager
Date: December 08, 2005
Mode: draft
Source: wild wing
Words: winter ale
nice spicy aroma, lots of sweet carmel, rich chocolate, touch of cinamon, very tasty

Name: Winter Lager
Date: November 09, 2006
Mode: bottle
rich caramal malt aroma and flavor, touch of sweetness in the flavor that grows and grows and becomes fruity, maybe a hint of previous cinamon but very faint if at all,

Name: Winter Lager
Date: November 27, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: bullochs
Appearance: clear dark amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, bready sweetness
Flavor: sweet bready caramel flavor, light bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

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