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RATINGS: 2527   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.


IL IPA Lover99's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IL IPA Lover99 (69) - Monroe City, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2001
Really enjoyed this beer one of Sam Adams best brews.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (392) - - DEC 20, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (106) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Translucent crimson brown, with medium head retention. Splendidly pungent aroma consisting of caramel, malt, nuts and cinnamon. Stays true to its label as a lager given its thin and relatively light body, although slightly creamy. Exceptionally smooth combination of flavours that directly emulates what’s present in the aroma, with some extremely minor hops during the finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2014
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - didn’t expect it to be a deep copper colour. Nice fluffy head. Nose - light biscuit malts and spice. Taste - fruitcake, with dried oranges. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - what a lovely little beer.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnwokedi89 (57) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Samuel Adams Winter Lager Seasonal is a bit too thin for my liking. As winter lagers go, this beer has a deep nutty brown color with a slight spiced aroma. I wish that this beer had a deeper aroma. From a taste perspective, this beer is simply boring. The spicy aroma doesn't transfer into the taste. On second taste of this beer, it is a tad bit better than my original evaluation depicts. In my opinion, it is better served a little bit warmer than straight from the fridge. As this beer warms up, the orange and spices come out in richer flavors!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
burger1124 (5) - - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
Beautiful dark amber color--almost copper in color. Looks more carbonated in glass than on the tongue. Pretty bright on the front of the palate. Bitter taste as it enters back of mouth, slightly citrusy, but not enough to cut the bitterness. Leaves a bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
rjmc64 (18) - Deer Park, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Poured from bottle, light amber color with red highlights. Thick creamy head. Nose is very malty with hints of spices. Taste is crisp and smooth with hint of bitter orange peel and cinnamon in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnd7 (5) - IRELAND - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Pours a brown tinged red colour with nice aroma of malts, some yeastiness? Spices coming through on the aftertaste. Enjoyable enough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoth (528) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours clear chestnut brown with a thin beige head, moderate retention, very fine lacing. Aromas of toffee, toast, grass, nuts, orange. Light body, smooth, velvety. Mildly sweet, light bitter finish. Well balanced and very drinkable. Very little in the way of spice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (299) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Poured a reddish brown color...all i get on the nose is malt and very light cinnamon...taste is sweet with malt,spices and citrus...very smooth drinker...i am actually surprised how good this was.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (83) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. Nose of bready caramel and yeast. Rich copper color supporting a foamy head that settles into a thick skin. Flavor is rich, bready malt up front with a bit of cinnamon and spices toward the finish. Little bitterness. Lively carbonation. Excellent balance. Very satisfying winter seasonal.


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