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RATINGS: 2581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Gorgeous pour. Deep amber red with off-white topper. Weak roasted malt nose. Flavor is a one-note jam band of holiday spice---cinnamon and ginger on a roasty malt sleigh ride. Medium bodied. Quick finish. Not horrible, but not a stand out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (1152) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2013 - Dark amber pour thick head. Aroma of tart, honey, apple, cinnamon. Tastes equally complex like heavily spiced mulled cider. A bit too sweet. Also too wet/sticky on the palate. I’d like it either to go more toward a wit and be dry or go heavier. Also overcarb. Palate/carb betrays it as a macro. I liked the 2011 version though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
degbert (1399) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Can. Pours a rich ruby-amber with a LOT of fine-grained cinnamon-colored head. Nose is malt, clove, cinnamon, and a touch of bourbon whiskey. Orange and malt on the front of the tongue, with the spice and whiskey-like notes kicking in soon after. Finish is a little hollow; I wanted more substantiality. Overall, not bad, but a little light for the season.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1749) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (18:-). Kryddig och fruktig doft, små jästtoner. Ännu kryddigare smak, karamellmalt, fruktig, russin. Inte speciellt söt, medelbesk och medelfyllig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gruberm (329) - - DEC 14, 2013
Much heartier than a normal Sam Adams. Fairly tame though. The spices aren't overpowering which is nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DMLINAZ (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Much more flavorful than the usual lager. Smooth lager with lots of spice, malts, caramel. I?ve had it a few years in a row from the variety pack. Last year?s seemed a lot maltier; this one seems better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2013
In the realm of lagers, a good one. As an overall beer not my all-time favorite, although it’s not bad either. Nice taste and color, and definetely maybe I’ll drink it again sometime soon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BryanOBryan (6) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2014 does not count
This beer is okay. It doesn’t really have a strong flavor or character. I expected more from this winter lager. I’d drink it again if it was given to me, but I wouldn’t buy it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CopterScott (203) - Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
amber color with thin off white head that disappears. aroma is cinnamon and other spices. flavor is spice, malt and nut. medium to fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elosop (215) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2014
Ljusröd, liten skumkrona, ganska bitter smak. Ganska mkt beska i eftersmaken. Mittemellan billig o "äkta" hantverksöl. OK, men finns bättre winter lagers.

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