RATINGS: 2657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Im shocked I havent rated this yet! Having it on tap at Jimmy the Greeks in Old Orchard Beach, ME. Aroma is indistinguishable from most beers. Not bad or off-putting, just not the sweet malty smell you want with a winter ale. Apperance is dark copper, thanslucent haze, pours with a thick head that dissapates quickly with nice lacing. Unfortunately, Jim Koch only uses one kind of hop so all of his beers have a similar flavor. This beer bis sweet, mild malts with light hops and a hint of spices in the background. Nicely balanced. Palate is slightly sticky sweet but not cloyingly so. Overall, it still has that Sam Adams flavor and feel that keeps it from being a superb beer. For a winter beer, it is enjoyable and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ginotarugo (38) - 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 dont have a better option.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisOfstad (33) - Hamar, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2017 Bottle from systembolaget, Charlottenberg! Dark brown, little head. Dull taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (19514) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 26, 2017
Trocken malzig gewrziger Antrunk. Weiche Herbe, slich, minimal Zimt. Etwas dumpf zum Ende. 8/9/8/9/9/9

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (1879) - 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 isnt 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... Wouldnt want a whole bottle though!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarlacc83 (2201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Tap. A: Dark caramel thats 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: Its OK. Nothing to write home about and certainly not in the same zip code as Jubel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (240) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Strong and malty aroma. Malty.medium body. Well Drinkable. Thats about it.......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Psytron (2159) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (476) - 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 Sams best recipes.

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