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RATINGS: 2484   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 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11447) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11276) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Aroma of malt, spice and hop?. Deep coppery red color with virtually no head. Starts with lightly spiced malt, continuing with that, finishing with a somewhat flat malt character. Maybe that aroma was not hop. It went really well with milk chocolate coated oat cakes (McVitties).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11251) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2010
12 oz bottle. Dark red/brown body with off-white head. Flavour is wheat, malt, caramel and spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11219) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
Amber with a small off-white head. Weak malty aroma completely covered in christmas cookie and pumpkin pie spice - certainly not my thing. Dry and malty flavour with the spices playing a more balanced part.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11193) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Kvickly, Haderslev.
Pours a lovely, clear, dark red-brown with a medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has raisins, caramel, toasted malts and soft milky notes. Mild sweetness. Highish carbonation, fair lightish and somewhat dry mouthfeel. Flavour has chocolate, raisins, light liqourice. Some coriander in the finish that is also light herbal dry. Quite fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11115) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11105) - Orange County, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11049) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10873) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. Amber colour witha beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, spices, alcohol, orange peel, ginger. flavour is malt, spices, alcohol, hop, orange peel, ginger. Medium body. Nice beer.

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