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RATINGS: 2637   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Nice amber color with a hint of red, very pleasant carbonation from the bottle as it is poured. The taste is initially sweet, a bit heavy on the palate, but it softens to spice and hops, and stays there til the end. There is a lot of malt in this for a domestic brew, and it does manage to come through in the taste. Overall, I really like this one, and its become one of my wifes favorites. It would get an even higher score if there were something really special in the taste, like a strong taste of spice or chocolate or caramel or whatever, but there isnt. Its sweet (even a bit sticky), malty, with qualities from several types of ale. Thats a good thing, but it has no real identity of its own. Still, for something I can pick up at any neighborhood grocery store, this is a great find!


3.8
gripweed57 (2462) - 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 (15288) - 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 (90) - Hamar, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2017 Bottle from systembolaget, Charlottenberg! Dark brown, little head. Dull taste

3
Koelschtrinker (20399) - 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 (1958) - 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 (277) - 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.

3.3
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Strong and malty aroma. Malty.medium body. Well Drinkable. That’s about it.......


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