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RATINGS: 2595   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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3.5
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Well this is my 100th beer. Dark reddish color and has a nice thick taste to it.

3.6
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2003
You can taste where the extra malt went on this one. Great taste, great pour, love the Sam Adams, and are always a recommendation!

3.2
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Draught. Reddish brown color. Aroma has some wheat and yeast. Taste is mostly sweet and malty, picked up on a little of that spice, not quite a traditional weizenbock but probably the best of the Sam line.

3.2
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Just had this draft tonight. The beer was a little flat so it did distract from the overall flavor. Sweet malty aroma, a dark copper colored beer. The flavor was mostly sweet malt but did not have much to balance out the malt. I did not know it was classified as a Weizen Bock and did not detect the usual Weiss yeast flavors that you get from a Weizen Bock. Not bad but could be better.

3.8
kosh (20) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
very dark amber color with a good head. very malty tasting and just the right amount of hops. spiced slightly but not overdone. i think this is adams best beer to date and wish they would make it year-round! not easy to find in my area but worth the hunt. this is a very good beer.

3.4
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Pours a crystal clear deep red color, with a tan head that lasts quite a while with good lacing. Aroma is a barely noticable sweet malty slightly nutty flavor. The taste is quite similar, very brief, not bad but I can barely taste it before it's gone.

4.3
Pike (6) - DL, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2003 does not count
If this beer can't put you in the Christmas spirit, nothing can. It pours a nice nutty amber color with a rich, lasting head, and gives your nose a tangy, malty, somewhat spicy kick. Then it does the same thing to your taste buds with a bit more verve! The aftertaste is spicy-sweet with a tasteful touch of hop-dry that lasts just long enough to leave you wanting more! If you like beer (if you don't and you're on this website...just why are you here anyway!?) this should become a regular winter holiday treat!

3
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2003
A decent beer. Aroma is of sweet malt and is quite plesant if a little light. Appearance is good as the dark amber clear beer is topped by a creamy sizable head. Flavor is mild and slightly sweet with a medium body. Some of the spiciness comes through but does not dominate the beer. Simply an accent and is additive in my opinion.

3.6
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Like many of th BBC offerings, I have noticed a decline in the flavor of this brew over the past three years. But its still pretty good -- very caramel sweet with a nice ruby red appearance and thick head. Aroma is spiced and sweet, and boy does this have a kick and half to it. Probably the best of the Seasonals, since Octoberfest fell off in my book. A beer to try every winter. Cheers!

3.5
hotstuff (5257) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Bottle at the Alehouse in Ft. Myers, FL. This beer when poured had a large sized creamy and smooth ivory head with fine-small sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was transparent and softly carbonated with a reddish-brown hue. The nose was malty and also caramel. The flavor was malty and caramel with a lingering aftertaste. The mouthfeel was smooth and this was a medium bodied beer with average amounts of lacing.


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