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RATINGS: 2584   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
COMRADEJOSH (320) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
A good spiced bock beer deep red in color. A very mild after taste but with full flavor and does not overpower with alcohol notes like other winter seasonals.


2.9
higgsbison (233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
May 2015. I've had this beer many many times, and used to like it. Now, not so much. I don't care for the spices so much. But it's a decent brew ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
gripweed57 (2728) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2017
From old tasting notes. Reddish brown color with a huge beige head. Delicious spicy nutmeg aroma. Zesty toasted malt flavor with hints of cocoa and cinnamon. Good hop flavor. Dry finish and aftertaste.

2.9
Ferris (16093) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle - Spices and light orange notes. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Spicy, bready and a long finish.

3.1
ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2017
Got this on sale. Not overly bitter or spicy. Nice aroma but OK taste. May drink again only if I don’t have a better option.

2.8
ChrisOfstad (101) - Hamar, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2017 Bottle from systembolaget, Charlottenberg! Dark brown, little head. Dull taste

3
Koelschtrinker (20772) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 26, 2017
Trocken malzig gewürziger Antrunk. Weiche Herbe, süßlich, minimal Zimt. Etwas dumpf zum Ende. 8/9/8/9/9/9

3
Kauge (1987) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2017
Tap sample at beerbistro. Coppery orange, translucent, smallish beige head. Nose of rather subdued malts and spiciness, not what I was expecting. Tastes more Christmasy but the watery mouthfeel ruins my overall impression. Cinnamon and cuminseed (which isn’t there...) flavour perhaps most dominant, a tiny hint of ginger. I wouldnt consider this a very good beer, nor a Bock, as it was labelled in the menu. Sub-par yet in itself not disastrous nor totally undrinkable... Wouldn’t want a whole bottle though!

3.1
Rod_beer (65) - DF, MEXICO - FEB 2, 2017
Clear dark caramel colour, light tan head. Spicy aroma, full of cinnamon, ginger, orange, green herbs and hops. Mild sweet taste, hints of caramel, ginger, hops and yeast. Light body, bitter aftertaste, fizzy carbonation. Quite good and refreshing.

2.9
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Tap. A: Dark caramel that’s near to red. Creme color head. N: Toffee, peppercorn, fall leaves, earth, substantial grapefruit, but not in a pleasant way, cracker, some green apple, cherry, and bark. T: Sweet, bitter, and slightly lactic. M: Medium light body, no alcohol, crisp carbonation. O: It’s OK. Nothing to write home about and certainly not in the same zip code as Jubel.

3.3
unclefrito62 (303) - 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.


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