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RATINGS: 2655   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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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Not really too big a deal, and this from a big Sam Adams Summer Ale fan. Has that weird sticky-sweet aroma that I find in malty beers from time to time, taste is bland and just barely spiced. It goes down easy, but really has no character of its own.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
twistedviews (75) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
pretty good season, not too big on the winter specials, but this one is fore sure worth trying...

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrMeadMan (75) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Pours a beautiful orange-copper color with a light tan head. Aroma is not very pronounced. Subtle spices with the orange peel coming through the most. medium body. Overall more dry than sweet vaguely similar to an Octoberfest.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ironprog (74) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, medium-amber, with minimal head. Aroma is faint, but I pick up traces of cinnamon and orange. Lightly-bitter with tastes of cinnamon and cloves. Medium body and texture with very light carbonation. Finish is bitter. Im not really diggin this beer. Which is odd, because I had it on tap a few weeks ago and thought it was pretty good. Well, I did just get over a cold, so maybe my taste buds are still a little out of whack. Ill give it another taste in a week or so.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours a dark copper color with a thin head. Smells grassy with floral notes. Tastes somewhat metallic and lacks a robust flavor. Palate feel is thin and lacking. Not many Christmas spices are detectable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhc21 (74) - Midlothian, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle. Dark Red. Malty, Spicey Aroma. Smooth with little aftertaste. Not bad.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DaveB (73) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Twelve ounce bottle. I like Sam Adams and Sam Adams Light but for some reason their seasonal beers taste like cardboard. Drank only one. Ill give it another try if I see it on tap.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Brewed with cinnamon, ginger and orange peel, the winter version provides a greater complexity in taste. In addition to the above mentioned flavors, hazelnut and cherry essences emerge as well. The lager is clear and deep red in color. Less carbonation than the Boston Lager.This beer is still a bit watery, but overall I found it quite enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 19, 2001
A good winter brew has a nice strong taste that warms.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Dark amber color. Tastes like the lager with a hint of spice. Wouldnt go out of my way for it.


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