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RATINGS: 2658   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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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Good Brew. It reminds me of the SA Boston Ale, but better. Malt was the dominant flavor. I tried to detect the "spice" but it just wasn't that noticable, though not absent completely. It is a good tasting beer though. Poured dark amber with good head and lacing. Carbonation was pretty good. Creamy and satisfying mouth feel. Nice warmer upper considering the ABV. I'd definitely drink more and, just as I stated with the Ale, I got it on sale, and will get more again, epecially if it's on sale.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Once the clocks go back and we've drunk the last of the Oktoberfests, its time to break-out the "winter" ales and lagers. Brought to us by the brewers and patriots at the Boston Brewing Company, this lager is a hearty, malty brew with hints of nutmeg, pear and clove. Not too complex, but pleasant nonetheless. Not an impressive palate or finish, but good "comfort" beer for a mid-autumn's stormy night!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaBeer1972 (2006) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2003
On-tap at Uno's. Served mighty cold. First few sips were tasteless. Had to pace myself to let the thing warm up a bit. Not bad. Nice, rich malty flavor. Not spiced. A decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 4, 2003
2003 vinatage. Nice clear ruby color with a brief lacing head. Aroma of figs, fruit, and some spice as well. Smooth taste, creamy at the end. Some hops as well as some fruity flavors in the end. A Pretty good brew from Sam Adams!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2003
I can’t believe my father spent the money, deviated from his regular MGD purchase and bought a 6er of Samuel Adams Winter, SWEET, a free rate!

This brew pours a deep mahogany colored body and a short lived caramel colored head, nice lacing though. The aroma and flavor are of caramel, figs, plums, peaches, apricots, and maybe a dash of nutmeg & black peppercorns, really surprisingly good stuff. The palate is fairly creamy, medium; finish has a fizzy bitter edge. Overall I’m impressed with the quality, being that it is probably brewed in mass batches of 20,000 gallons or something ridiculous.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 1, 2003
I like the fairly high alcohol percentage...fitting for the colder winter season. Malty, malty , malty. Slight metallic taste too. Can't find the hops, which was ok beause I was switching off between this and SN celebration ale. So I had my hops and my malts between the two.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reid (2504) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Ok new Winter 2003/04 version with a slighly changed label. In appearance this a deep dark red almost garnet coloured beer woth a tiny off white head..goes but leaves nice lacing. Smell is rather subdued..malty though. Taste is almost all sweet malts..some fruity flavours near end. Pretty average feel in the palate. Have to say i was dissapointed I have had this beer the last 5 winters ..it was always excellent..maybe its just my changed taste buds but i think the recipe has been "tweeked" for the worst ..my opinion only!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2005 Pours a deep garnet, moderate carbonation, a little "rocky" head. Smells malty, almost no hops, or anything else for that matter. Flavor is again malty, a bit cheap in my opinion, with a bit of dryness on the end, aftertaste of grass. Palate is thin. Not much special here.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Deep copper body with no head. Very malty and sweet, some hop zing but mostly just the malt comes through. Smooth palate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Pours mahogany with a dense white head and lace. Herbs, wheat and some candy in the flavor and nose. A bit weaker in the nose, though. Small spice in the finish. Not too bad.


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