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RATINGS: 2534   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Dark amber in color. All sorts of spices in the air, combined with malts. Very malty and spicy beer. Good beer to drink through-out winter.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhammaren (1166) - FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
.35l bottle from Secret Santa Joona Pours clear copper with medium head. Aroma is dark malts, some hops and butter. Flavor is dark malts, nuts, caramel. Bit hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (637) - Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Can. Pours clear amber with white head. Mild aroma and taste of caramel and some spices. A nice mild winter beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (203) - Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Immediate aroma of light spices. Middle smoothness without overpowering. Finishes with coriander and cinnamon ? ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (240) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Surprisingly decent. Seems pretty Hardy. lacking in head, but nice color. Pretty good taste, but slightly too cloying, wish it was a lil cleaner. Nice herbal touch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4099) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Amazingly its taken me 9 years to try my second beer from this brewery. The wait wasn’t really worth it as this turned out to be slightly spicy but lacking any other flavour. It didn’t have any impact on me at all.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Roger60 (19) - - DEC 23, 2014
Lite tunn bland tyngre juldrycker (ängöl kalla tider remains king)Fräsch känsla men dör snabbt i glaset. Svag skumkron. OK lacing pga maniskt tvättat glas. Dricka igen ? Definitivt! Gärna i ett mass i april.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malkyore (215) - - DEC 22, 2014
Ah Boston. Where the beer flows like wine. Where the just ok beer pours from the faucets and drinking fountains and where utopias can actually be found... As beautiful in intention as it is in color, nutmeg or maybe gingerbread so deep in its core you almost have to deliberately taste for it, I can almost kind of taste sugar plums but I don’t know what those are so I make no promises. Suffice it to say, if a beer says it’s a holiday it is, and of Boston beer company makes a beer it will be drinkable enough to enjoy. I only wish I had enough room to eat some of these French fries.....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (392) - - DEC 20, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (108) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Translucent crimson brown, with medium head retention. Splendidly pungent aroma consisting of caramel, malt, nuts and cinnamon. Stays true to its label as a lager given its thin and relatively light body, although slightly creamy. Exceptionally smooth combination of flavours that directly emulates what’s present in the aroma, with some extremely minor hops during the finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2939) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2014
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - didn’t expect it to be a deep copper colour. Nice fluffy head. Nose - light biscuit malts and spice. Taste - fruitcake, with dried oranges. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - what a lovely little beer.


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