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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 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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (10778) - 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 (10770) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
Deep amber with a medium off white head. Sweet aroma with butter and caramel notes. flavour was sweet with toasted ma;t, caramel and floral hops. Finished bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10343) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice amber colour with a nice mostly diminishing white head. Quite a malty aroma, hoppy, sweet and bit spiced. The flavour has a good mild roasted maltiness, nice hoppiness with spices, caramel, and some toffee. Sweet maltish and hoppy finish. Great brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10058) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle from Kvickly. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. DArk amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some spices and not very much hefe. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter slightly roasted finish. Oily palate. Ok beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Dark amber with pale white head. Aroma of caramel. Medium body, tastes of caramel, malt, cinnamon. Not well balanced. Pass.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2010
Itís hazy, dark red amber and the head is creamy. The aroma has notes of fruit and caramel, and so does the moderately sweet flavour and the finish has some dry notes of citrus. Itís soft, full and quite delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9918) - 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.


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