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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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fkoolen (1132) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Can during United flight from Chicago to Amsterdam. Nice amber colour, offwhite creamy head. Caramel malty, spicy and herbal, couch syrupy, liquorice, cinnamon; cant really get the ginger and orange peel. Not too balanced. Medium body and carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
On draft, Guadalajara, York, PA. Pours clear deep brown, quick white head. No lacing or retention. Aroma of ginger and nutmeg. Taste is sweet with slight sour notes. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, watery mouth feel. Finishes astringent. Tasting notes are all spice. I dont like this at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
climberbob (455) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Can on flight. Dark Amber w decent head. Aroma of malt, grass, hay, pine. Taste of biscuit, toffee. Hints of orange and cinnamon but not very noticeable. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marcius (435) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Copper color and average head. Hoppy aroma with some wood notes. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish. Great beer from Samuel Adams!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sissio (1554) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 5, 2015
Clear deep copper, cappuccini head Caramel, light smokyness, passito, nuts and almond Watery, grilled meat, bread, strange astringency

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingaugusta (264) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Pours amber with a quick off white head. Nose is mild but pleasant with some sweetnes and a touch of herb. Flavor is a surprisingly rich sweet bread with a little fruit and spice. Finish is long and substantial. a very good beer for what it is

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
osvdale (5) - - NOV 26, 2015 does not count
Ive finally found my goto beer for the holiday season. This is probably the 10th limited edition holiday brew Ive tried and I dont need to look any further. A robust brew with a non overpowering hint of spice and an extremely crisp finish. Cheers!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Winter lager. ラガーよりは&

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mep3222 (1448) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Almost a nutmeg spicy, malty aroma with a bit of lagerish funk. Taste is malty with a nutmeg spice finish. Full flavored descent Sam Adams beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tfontana (911) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle in pint glass from Hannaford, Raymond NH. Aroma is weak but what there is is yeasty--a bit of a cross between dough, beer that sat out overnight, and bile. Appearance is really beautiful clear ruby red with nice sparkle, 1/2 finger width foamy white head with trace lacing. Taste is also pretty weak--vague spiciness in first half progressing to mild sweet maltiness in the middle with hint of spices--cinnamon and citrus at the end. Palate is medium bodied with average texture and slightly more lively than average carbonation. Overall, this has a great look and everything else is pretty pedestrian. The aroma is actually a little bit of a turnoff but otherwise there just isnt very much here to recommend or be disappointed by. This is eminently forgettable and, other than the other one that came in the variety pack, there is no reason I would seek this out versus numerous other options.


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