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RATINGS: 2567   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2879) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (609) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 27, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and grain on the nose. Slightly sweet on the palate with the spices coming out more as it warms up a bit. Dry bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2015
Ok I guess. Like there other lager with aded spice. Dark orange pour good carbonation. Sme cinnamon and nutmeg. Just seems artificial and manufactured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1466) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours ruby with beige head. Nose is lots of malts, spices like cinnamon. Taste is malts and spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (1433) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
Old rating. Like an Amber ale with cinnamon throw in to make it winterized. Pass .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (537) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a toasted malt and sweet bread aroma. Appearance- A clear dark amber with a small white head. Taste- Has a nice toasted malt with a bread flavor, faint taste of sugar and citrus thrown in. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. the beer finishes with a semi-dry hoppiness. Overall- Another good Boston Beer product. I will drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weevo (65) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tall draft at Chili's. Darkest beer they have on draft, reddish brown, light tan head. Citrus and spice to the nose follows through to taste, maybe a little orange. Goes good with all the food, always enjoy it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (235) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Deep amber beer with a medium foamy off white head. Nose of light caramel, bread, and cinnamon, but overall it’s pretty faint. Flavor is a bit stronger with something reminiscent of gingerbread giving way to a mild astringent bitterness before a caramel sweetness re-emerges. Pretty good beer, but relatively mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oldschool_Mike (155) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear amber colour with a tiny cap of off white head. Aroma is clean and malty. Taste is malty but not too sweet. Has that Sam Adams taste. Decent. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ninecats (296) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
355 ml bottle. Clear reddish brown/amber with a fairly cloudy foam, dissipates quickly leaving some lacings. Aroma of dried apricotes, some spices, malt, honey. Taste is malty with little bitterness, dried fruit, pear, minor bittnerness lingering. Medium body, medium carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Dalry. Pours clear copper with a thick off-white head. Aromas of light spice, dried peel, dried fruit. Taste is light sweet, cinnamon coming through, alongside red fruits. Light touch with the ginger, which is good.Creamy texture, light sweet finish. Nice.

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