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RATINGS: 2549   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11821) - 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: I’m not all that big of a fan of the nose on this. It’s very malty, with a lot of caramel, and it seems to be incredibly spicy. I’m okay with some mild spice in a beer, but this one is a bit too much. T: The taste is better than the nose, that’s 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 it’s rather full bodied as well. I haven’t 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. I’m not the biggest fan of bocks, but I found this one to be fairly enjoyable and wouldn’t turn it down if offered one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11712) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11707) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2010
12 oz bottle. Dark red/brown body with off-white head. Flavour is wheat, malt, caramel and spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11669) - 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).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11429) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11319) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11289) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11278) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11221) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle. Poured a brown color with Moderate off-white head that was mostly lasting. Good malty sweet aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Good sweet and spicy malt flavor with a short finish.


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