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RATINGS: 2582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2004
This is one of the better winter beers I've had. Aromas of fruits and nuts; flavorwise, spices are very apparent, but balance out nicely to leave a nice not-too-bitter and crisp finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Pours nicely, medium head with relatively short half-life. Fairly non-dememo aroma, but then again, it was served refrigerated, not @ cellar temp. Took me 2 bottles (on separate days) to pick out the cinnamon spice flavor. Not bad, but not great. Purchased as part of the winter specialy case, which would have been better off minus the 4 bottles of Boston Ale and plus 2 more bottles each of this and Old Fezziwig.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kshlava (55) - - NOV 23, 2012
Cloves, honey, and nutmeg. Dark amber in color with a small head. A little on the carbonated side. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triplehopped (54) - - JAN 7, 2013
Pours a deep, almost brown, amber with a small tan head, modest lacing. Aroma is of caramel malt, slight floral notes, and spice. Medium to heavy in sweetness, moderately bitter. Medium body with lively carbonation, slightly oily in texture finishing with lingering bitterness. Overall, pleasant in flavor and feel; a satisfying brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
steinar (54) - rvk, ICELAND - DEC 25, 2010
Pours dark brown and cloudy with a decent head. Aroma is not very strong with traces of roasted malt and some hoppyness. Taste is of more medium then low bitterness which dissipates quickly. Itís spicy with a cent of caramel, roasted malt and buiscuits and hints of coffee with some noticable hoppyness. Palate is light bodied with medium-light carbonation and runs down smoothly. Overall a very decent Weizen bock (dark lager)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
newtrip (54) - USA - OCT 23, 2005
Not much of a head at all when I poured it. Very nice amber brown color. Smells of spices. After a few drinks and smelling it again I get a nice cinnamon-roll smell which is very appetizing. Flavor is slightly citrus, sweet, and spicy, perhaps a hint of clove. Body is full. Finish is smooth and slightly dry and leaves an aftertaste that hangs around for a while. This is a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2013
In the realm of lagers, a good one. As an overall beer not my all-time favorite, although itís not bad either. Nice taste and color, and definetely maybe Iíll drink it again sometime soon

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 The maly flavor is nice at first taste, but the beer goes nowhere from there. It is not offensive, but that is because it takes no risks. No hops to speak of. Looks great, like a great dark glass of North Carolina sweet tea. Too weak!. Sorry, nothing too patriotic about ole Sammy boy tonight.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RJBennett (52) - Hibbing, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2007
caramel, herbs, brown, red, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, sticky, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
soulgrowl (52) - Kitakyushu-shi, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2008
Aroma: Caramel malts, diacetyl, apple jelly, sugar, and citric hops. Appearance: Bold, brick red-orange with just barely off-white head; compliments the Christmas tree well. Flavor: A smooth caramel malt base balanced with woody/resiny hops. The bottle claims that this beer has been brewed with "winter spices," but I honestly cannot taste them at all, except perhaps for an EXTREMELY understated nutmeg character. Tangy yeast adds an interesting edge, but otherwise this is more or less just an average red lager. Palate: Smooth and clean; flavorful without being aggressive or overpowering. I think this will go well with my Christmas dinner. Overall: Very drinkable, but I long for something with a bit more presence.

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