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RATINGS: 2523   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Solid performer. It offers a nice array of full body flavors, with a ligher complexity and smooth character. It is a little spicy, a little wheaty, and a little biscuity. It offers slight hop nose, and offers a good caramel flavor as well.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
burger1124 (4) - - 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 (14) - 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 (526) - 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 (296) - 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 (75) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (487) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2014
A solid welcoming and approachable winter beer. Rich ruddy brown color. Sweet and lightly spiced aroma and flavor. This may not be a super rare or experimental beer but it is good and well done and can be enjoyed by the whole family, craft lovers or not, which during this season is important. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (24) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Just tried this the other day at Red Lobster to change things up. I was pleasantly surprised. It had a nice medium reddish caramel color. It was fairly smooth and citrus flavored with some additional holiday spices. It kind of reminded me of Yeungling Lager but more flavorful. Leaves a good aftertaste in your mouth without any harshness. I liked it and look forward to having it again sometime.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocMcGrain (21) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
A delicious seasonal brew, so much better than the standard Sam Adams lager. The spices and hint of cinnamon are really nice, and complement a good burger pretty well. Overall, an enjoyable beer that stands well on its own. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Highly refreshing brew with some mild (and ever so slightly artificial tasting) citrus and winter spices. Tart finish does not add points, but this is not a bad go to beverage for the holiday season.


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