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RATINGS: 2656   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 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4238) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Pour is a deep brown with a small head. Aroma is very malty and strong. flavor is malt with a very sweet spice to it. Aftertaste is carmel and a nice dose of fruitness. I like it!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 11, 2004
THIS ONES FOR YOU, SCRAFF: had this brew last night at a restaurant guess tis the season for the so called winter beers to hit the shelves. poured on draft brown clear with a off white head, looked like a newcastle without the head. nose mostly of slight malt wet uninteresting fluff. in your mouth slight sweet rock candy feel with a moderate amt of malt backbone dominating the palate. ends with light hopping and nutty aftertaste...a bit on the thin side. but what do we expect, its a sam adams.?!?!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2007 Bottle: Strong malty aroma. Caramel, brown sugar and fruit. Pours a very dark amber almost a transparent brown with a small off-white head that fades quickly. Nice malty flavor up front. Caramel, fruit, light brown sugar. Some roasty bitterness comes thru in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Draft - how to say this ... its cool that a big brewery - which they now are - tries so many styles. I know when I was getting in to craft beer I used to enjoy Sam and looked forward to trying their different offerings. It is also sad that many - including many wait staff - think that their Boston Lager is the only Sam. Ive asked for a rundown of draft lists at numerous places and when they say they have Sam Adams I ask which one - they look at me like I have lobsters coming out of my ears. This, of course, confused me. I finally figured out what the issue was and realized that if they dont know - and they usually dont - it is probably the BL. Okay, I feel better. Little aroma. It was served too cold. Very clear medium brown with a medium-sized beige head. Odd flavor. Some chocolate and an almost rye spiciness. Not great, but better than Bud.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2004
I remember this being better than it actually is. Dark, copper pour with a clumpy white head. Aroma is carmel malt with some holiday spices. Medium bodied with one dimensional flavor. Sweet carmel malt, slightly toasted, citrus flavors. Somewhat syrupy and cloying. This brew seems tired and dull, I think it needs a makeover.....

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Wow, this is a weizen bock? Never would have known it from the taste. On tap at Houlihans in the Crossgates Mall in Albany. Clear dark red color with a thin white head. Aroma is mostly "macro hop" with some slight maltiness. Taste is closer to a brown ale, with almost a nutty character, though a tad hoppier. Not too impressive.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Pours dark with a head that doesnt do much, but leaves behind some very sluggish legs. Taste is strange. Dont like it much.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gsteph (324) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Dark amber pour with an off-white head. Sticky lacing. Sweet, malty aroma with some banana. Sweet flavor muddled with mild fruit (banana, raisins, etc.) some spice. Wheat is definitely there and so is the strength. Fair on the front and middle but lacking in depth on the finish. Aftertaste is poor and very pronounced which detracts from the overall flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2194) - Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2004
pours a clear dark brown with a light tan head. mild malt aroma. clean thick mouthfeel taste is malt pepper flavor that has a light lemon on the finish. caramel flavor throughout this.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Bottle. Caramel, black pepper, amber malts, alcohol, and some citrus (lemon zest) come out. Slightly sweet in a raisiny kind of way. Great balance of malt, hops, fruit, and spice.


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