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RATINGS: 2657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bold and rich, with a touch of holiday spice. The first thing one notices about a Samuel Adamsģ 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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tekstr1der (482) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Dark amber pour with thin lasting cap of beige. Aromas are pleasantly malty bread, caramel, and very light winter spices. All of the smells are amplified in the taste - very full-bodied for such low abv. Tasty, malty, but never overly sweet, if finishes clean and neat. One of Samís best recipes.

3.1
SONOFWODEN (56) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Darker color, small-medium head, seasonal spices were noticeable and good, some sweetness and then a bit of bitterness. Actually good, not bad but not great. I normally donít order any of the standard macro-brand beers at our local restaurants, but they are now serving Winter Lager as their high-end beer on tap and I have ordered it a few times. Itís decent.

3.8
the_mitten (1) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2016 does not count
Malty, bready, and a slight sweetness. A strong malt presence is prominent there as you first smell it. A solid offering for the season. Not great but a good, to very good, offering from Sam Adams.

3.2
SG111 (1795) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2016
700th beer rated for 2016. Bottled from winter variety pack. Pours ruby mahogany color, off white head. Aroma is toffee, fig, cinnamon, ginger, orange. Flavor is cinnamon, fig, raisin, some orangey citrus. Not bad actually.

3.8
borre_m (1635) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2016
Pours a clear, beatiful amber. Arma is malty, caramel, bread. Taste is malty, bread, caramel, roght for the season.

3.4
StevieT (2000) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2016
From a bottle. Not bad at all, a decent earthy spice and crisp lager finish, would drink again.

3.1
jjsint (3007) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2016
On draft at a steakhouse in Seminole. Dark ruby, clear with a small whitish head. Cinnamon, raisin, spiced tea and horehound in the aroma. Nice sweet taste, at least at first, after which is starts to become a bit cloying. More bitterness in the finish. Citrus and mulled spice in the aftertaste. OK... not quite convinced.

4.1
StoutBeerReviews (132) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2016
One of my go to winter seasonals. One of the first crafts Iíve ever drank too. So maybe Iím bias. Itís damn good tho and easy to find

2.9
7stern (638) - Bromma, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2016
Dark copper with full head, small bubbles. Malty aroma. Some cinnamon in the taste, lingering soya tones.

3.2
ttoadee (1483) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Amber pour, quick off white head. Nose is malt and spice. Bittersweet. Middle is cinnamon, medium malt, and woody undertones . Finish is malty with a dusting of orange peel. Sum doesnít fit the parts.


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