unclefrito62 (380) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2017
12 ounce bottle, sampler pack. Light head, Dark amber in color. Smells sweet, Tastes sweet and deep. Maybe some cinnamon. Very smooth on the palate with no after bite. Very drinkable and above average in style. Rich and full body. MarinEvelyn (852) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Strong and malty aroma. Malty.medium body. Well Drinkable. That’s about it....... Psytron (2563) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Smell of raisins. Deep copper colour, white head. Aroma of raisins, oak, alcohol, some grass. Medium sweet. Flat carbon, half oily texture. tekstr1der (507) - 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 Sam’s best recipes. SONOFWODEN (77) - 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 don’t 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. It’s decent.
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. SG111 (2141) - 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. borre_m (1733) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2016
Pours a clear, beatiful amber. Arma is malty, caramel, bread. Taste is malty, bread, caramel, roght for the season. StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2016
From a bottle. Not bad at all, a decent earthy spice and crisp lager finish, would drink again. jjsint (3604) - Leicester, Leicestershire, 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.