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RATINGS: 2582   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2920) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2004 Draft, Dec 04 This seasonal is a bit more widely available in Chicago this year; I had this at the Cheeseburger in Paradise, Downers Grove, where, WARNING: they serve drafts in an inced-over mug. Still, the cold brings out a bit of spiceniess, probably from the hop bill. Good doughy, deep, dark roast malts amid the floating chunks of ice. My impression of this is much improved from last year.
Draft, Nov 03 Good half-inch head over a coppery body. But not a lot of smell. Maltiness is pleasant without having too much actual taste, though, just a little bit crystal. I had not pegged this for a wheat. Couldn't peg any kind of hop profile. Leaves a decent enough malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Ruby red clear pour fizzy and big head. Some spicy notes in aroma, flavor light. Not too much to this winter brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1795) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Sweet, brown sugar, strawberry and cherry notes, light spice and yeast. Sparkling clear reddy amber colour. 50p bargain!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4164) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle from B&M, Birmingham. Not too bad this. Had elements of a nice Bock - brown sugar, dark mushy malt grass, some warmth (not much but some). Smooth enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotty (1103) - SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Copper coloured, good thickish white head. Lovely nose of spice/malt/caramel/herbs. Smooth, malty palate with toffee and spice creeping in on the finish, good body, and a nice long finish.....really like this, especially at 50p from B&M, I just bought one bottle, I’ll head back down tomorrow, hopefully they’ll have had a delivery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoRoBeNiKi (132) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle from a while ago (obviously) Copper color with a large head with a nice amount of lacing, solid. Sweet malts and light alcohol in aroma along with light chocolate, light fruit, caramel, and maybe baking (cookies?) Flavour is similar with caramel, malts, fruits and a hint of spice. Finish isn’t strong enough at the end but it works quite well for a winter brew. Solid work.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (449) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Murky brown not much head tastes better than it looks toffee apple and sweet spices ok for a b and bargain 79p rr

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knasputte78 (104) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2015
Samuel Adams Winter lager +++ halvmörk, lite brödig smak. Inte så fyllig utan lätt ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (4836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle from B&M Bargains; clear copper pour with a thin beige head, aroma has light vegetation and some spice action, taste has caramel, and robust malts, some winter spice and vegetable broth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1223) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
Beautiful beige foam and a lovely caramel flavor with notes of orange peel. Beautiful rich spices characterize the taste and add a little cinnamon, orange peel and a little cilantro. Wheat malt shines a little through and it’s fine for a beer in the winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1712) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
355ml bottle from B&M Bargains - Clear copper body, with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is up front with metallic notes, followed by faint traces of floral notes, fruit, and caramel. As for taste, it’s mostly caramel, and doughy notes, with some faint sourness, a light floral taste, metallic hops, and a fruity finish. Not bad at all really for 79p!

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