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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 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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2.6
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2003
12 oz bottle, weizen glass, 50 degrees F. Large, frothy, off-white head is slowly diminishing. The body is a deep ruby with light carbonation. Toasted hay, caramel malt (M); flowery hops (L); banana, apple, clove aromas. Lightly sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic, sour finish. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: thin, limp, and lifeless for a weizenbock.

3.1
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Mahogany with a robust tan head. Spicy aroma. Sweet/spicy taste. Nothing remarkable about this beer.

2.9
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Dark amber color. Fruity, malt aroma. Malty, cereal flavors. Nothing to write home about.

4.4
bhindbluis (17) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2003
I really enjoyed this beer. it had a dark rich color. Good flavor and easy going down. No lingering aftertastes.

3.3
DYCSoccer17 (3691) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Pours a transparent wine-mahogany color with a tiny white lace. Aroma is slightly fruity of cherries. Start has some bite and hops. Mellows out big time at the end only to leave a bitter aftertaste. Cherry flavor. Expected more from the finish. Had on tap. (4/3/5/4/10)********RE-RATE**********From a 12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack purchased at Nugget in Woodland. Served in the Sam Adams Glass. The aroma is somewhat metallic, which is classic of a lager, but it also has some detectable spiciness with hints of ginger and cinnamon present. Lightly floral, not much else. Transparent amber body with a fairly quickly dissipating off-white head. Scant lacing. Starts a little metallic, and it becomes very mildly herbal with some cinnamon spiciness. Some caramel malts are also present, before there is a little piney bitterness late. A very drinkable beer, which is not overly spiced. This is something I could drink a couple of, unlike Anchor Our Special Ale.

3.8
vtcbeerboy (19) - USA - DEC 6, 2003
Very smooth. Almost warm feeling. Great at the ski bar. Looks even better in the glass.

4.4
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - DEC 5, 2003
This is the best lager I have ever had...Color a very nice reddish-brown...aroma of vanilla with a little spice, nice full body, with rich hints of vanilla and spice. Some nice hops too, which you usually don't expect in a lager. The tastiest Samuel Adams Beer I've ever had.

4
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Just a bit too sweet, but I am certainly not complaining. Love this beer every year.

3.7
Tippie4 (97) - Auburn, Maine, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Very clean taste to this beer. The flavor goes away then come back after, and come back with a nice bitterness.

3.7
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2003
This beer was beautiful to look at. It was a deep reddish brown with a very creamy off-white head. The flavor was a fairly straightforward. It was moderately sweet with a little bit of spice flavoring. Both the head and the flavors disappeared rather quickly and there wasn't much lacing or carbonation at all.


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