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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 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (9899) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2011
Clear copper with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, dried fruit, caramel, malty and spicy. Flavor is rather sweet and fairly bitter. Soft finish. A very positive surprise as I thought I was opening just another lager. 211210

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9833) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2010
12 oz bottle. Dark red/brown body with off-white head. Flavour is wheat, malt, caramel and spices.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (9822) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (9634) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (9623) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9427) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9403) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.


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