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RATINGS: 2616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2001
Nice warming beer with lots of malt, spice, and hops (in that order). Nice dark amber hue in the glass. Its a bit to strong for my palate, but other than that, its an excellent brew. On a side note...the 6-pack box I bought had Winter Lager on it with snowflakes (unlike the image shown) but the bottles had Winter Brew written on them...not Winter Lager. I just found that quite strange.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rperez (206) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
You can feel the spices! A little too much perhaps but this is that kind of beer, happy holidays ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeffreylee (13) - HHI, South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Sam Adams lager with some spices that really don’t make it better. Pour is a deeper reddish amber than the lager with a soft foam head. The aroma is soft hops with a hint of cinnamon and citrus. The initial taste is light hops with citrus and a hint of ginger. As it sits in the mouth the citrus and ginger really come out and leaves even more of a stale beer and pumpkin pie aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (804) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2016
12oz bottle with commonmac in goblet. Light amber with medium white head. Spicy floral nose with malt. Taste has orange peel bitterness and strong bitter spice. Tastes like a spiced version of the Boston lager. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdamT (266) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12oz bottle from holiday pack from Food Lion in Wilson. Dark orange/reddish hue with almost fully diminishing light khaki head. No lacing. Aromas of citrus hop and dark malt. Dark malt and light spice taste up front with more of an orange citrus finish. Slick mouth feel.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ozzy70 (356) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper/ruby. Thin tan head. Aroma was roasted malts and light spices. Taste is malty, peppery and sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopmaestro (985) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
Aroma is malty with toffee and sweet bread. Taste is really sweet but with some stingy light spice. A sensation of dark plums? Drinkable and pretty nice overall.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tysonf7 (18) - - DEC 27, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice off white/cream head. Nice hazy Amber color with descent carbonation. The aroma is not very appealing, the beer is light and lager like but has an after taste that is not very appealing but grows on you. The ginger stands out in the finish. The orange peel seems absent while the cinnamon is very faint.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierMeHoos (471) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Poured from a 12oz winter classic variety pack, thanks Garrett. Appearance is amber and decent head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is weak but light malts and ginger. Taste is lightly sweet and some notes of orange and cinnamon. Palate is medium carbonation. Overall decent for the style, good for a variety pack.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hirigalzkar (2677) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle. Light, hoppy and drinkable. Some strange vegtable notes. OK but not that interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LLaurin (163) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
This is a light amber lager with some spice in taste and palate. Some hops aräe present but doesn’t leave a lasting impression.


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