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RATINGS: 2628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jacomino (4) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2002 does not count
Great chestnutty color. Head is nice and rich. Smells like Sam Adams Boston Lager at Santa’s house. Traces of ginger and orange in this one. Because I’m particular to malty beers, this one leaves no room for improvement in my book.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
joetan22 (3) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2007 does not count
one of my top five beers...nice bitter taste to it...another relaxing type beer that goes great with any dinner

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TungstenGT (34) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2008
This is one of my favorite of the SA seasonal offerings, second only to the Octoberfest. It’s very smooth and tastes so good. No after taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
keithtarbi (7) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010 does not count
Great all around winter warmer. Considered a Bock beer, but with great complexity and all around drink-ability. A favorite of many.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GonzoJohn (2) - USA - FEB 24, 2007 does not count
This has been my "go to" beer for the last 3 months. It looks good (a nice amber to light brown with a creamy light head), it tastes great ( a nice malty slightly sweet beer with hint of ginger and orange, which doesn’t sound great, but works) and the mouth feel as well as the aftertaste are all pleasant. A seriously good beer for the price and availability. I’ve tried probably a dozen Winter or Christmas ales and lagers this year, and this one keeps me coming back.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RastaManDan (12) - Hamstead, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 12, 2007
The king of winter ales: Caramel essence with an easy finish A great beer for the coldest of winter days

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Elderbeerman (7) - Rockton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2008 does not count
There is something about Sam Adams brews in general...a mouthfeel, a something that I can’t define, but I like. Winter Lager is tasty and worth a try. I love the way the head foams up and is a nice beige/brown and lacy to the end. Another fine Sam Adams brew that I enjoyed poured from a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerLady66 (3) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
Full bodied, citrus ginger and vegetable blend.. what I’ve come to expect from SAM ADAMS.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 19, 2001
A good winter brew has a nice strong taste that warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
raymow (1447) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2003
I really enjoyed this one. On the sweet side with a great flavor and nice after taste. I had it on tap though, which I normally enjoy much more than bottled. Next to Sam Adams Oktoberfest, this is probably the best Sam Adams that I've tried so far.

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