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RATINGS: 2581   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11555) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (11490) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2004
Bottled, pasteurised. Red brown beer with carbonated head. Preferable to the SA Lager if only that there is some flavour coming through. Still another American beer that is too similar to cola, thin sweet short and glutinous, but there is an attempt to get the malted wheat through the mess. Good alcohol though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, spice and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of burnt carmel, light spice and a hint of dark fruit with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11237) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
Dark amber bock with a generous light moka head, lacing. Sweet caramel and fruity esters in aroma, like stewed prunes. In mouth, decent sweet malt with light bananas, caramel, and roasted nuts. Short in mouth. Medium bodied. Nice lighter weizenbock. Bottle is about 1 yr old.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (11224) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle from Tbone_, thanks! Reddish brown color. Caramelly aroma with pineapple. Caramelly sweet flavor with cinnamon. Malty, well balanced, fresh tasting. Only a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Not bad!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Nice dark brown almost blackish pour in the glass. Nose and taste is warming malts, caramels and wheat. Rated 2/3/2000

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Let me say just what a treat it has been to find a Sam Adams Winter Sampler pack in May and it not be skunky. Dark brown brew with a foamy tan head. Malted wheat and fruit aromas. Bitter and wheat flavor. Full and warming palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10804) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2002
Colour is amber/cobber. Decent head. Aroma is caramel and some other sweet spices. Flavour is well balanced. NOtes of caramel/chocolate, slightly alcaholic and a very good bitterness in the end. I like this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Bottle. Pours copper with small head. Light lacing. Caramel aroma with a bit of spice. Wheat really comes through in the taste. Could maybe use a bit more bitterness.


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