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RATINGS: 2624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 Adamsģ 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
5.6% ABV
Beautiful amber color. Quite good, mainly characterized by the caramel, with a more clear hoppy note in the aroma and a bold final, but a bit too metallic.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (17469) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle. Decent but nothing special. Pours a light brown with a thin white head. Mildly malty aroma. Flavor has a some sweet malt and light spice. Light to medium in body with low carbonation. Clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (16903) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
Bronze/amber color, nice off-white head. Quite carbonated. Has a sweet and bready aroma with some bread in it. Flavor brings some toffee, sweet, but turns into some bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16315) - 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 itís a damn fine almost sessionable beer. Well suited for making snowmen. 110524

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16111) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle from Kvickly. Nice head with medium duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, fruits and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (15948) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2011
Clear copper with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, dried fruit, caramel, malty and spicy. Flavor is rather sweet and fairly bitter. Soft finish. A very positive surprise as I thought I was opening just another lager. 211210

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15616) - 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 Mšrzen 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)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15324) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: This one pours a clear, rich amber color with two fingers of off-white head and very nice lacing. S: Iím not all that big of a fan of the nose on this. Itís very malty, with a lot of caramel, and it seems to be incredibly spicy. Iím okay with some mild spice in a beer, but this one is a bit too much. T: The taste is better than the nose, thatís for certain. The caramel and malt is quite up front, with the spices much more subdued. M: The fizziness is rather light for a lager and itís rather full bodied as well. I havenít had this beer in quite some time and I found this to be quite impressive. D: This is a pretty easy drinking beer and one that you could easily have several of in a session. Iím not the biggest fan of bocks, but I found this one to be fairly enjoyable and wouldnít turn it down if offered one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15028) - SÝnderborg, 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.


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