Drink Samuel Adams Winter Lager

Samuel Adams Winter Lager


Relevant Links:
Samuel Adams Winter Lager (Samuel Adams Website)
Samuel Adams Winter Lager (BeerAdvocate.com)
Samuel Adams Winter Lager (RateBeer.com)

20130106:
[20130107]
This beer tastes better than the standard Samuel Adams Boston Lager. It's easy and definitely a good winter beer. It went well along with chips. It was also a good follow-up to Brooklyn Brown Ale which in turn followed a bottle of New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout. In contrast with the Brown Ale, the Winter Lager seemed to have more of a spice and slightly more carbonated mouth-feel. In summary, the beer was slightly above average and I'd recommend it for casual drinking during the winter season.

[20130203]
From the difference in labels, the bottle drank on 20130106 must have come from the Nov. 2011 to Jan. 2012 season.

20130131:
[20130203]
I wrote: "The Samuel Adams Winter Lager was solid. I like it better than the standard Samuel Adams Boston Lager. It's not special, but it's good." 6:53PM ET

It's interesting that on 20130106 I drank the Winter Lager after a Brooklyn Brown Ale, because today I drank the Winter Lager after a Newcastle Brown Ale. I like the Winter Lager more than the Newcastle Brown Ale.

Website Information:
Flavor: Robust, malty, and spicy with a slight sweetness to the mild-palate. Noble hops complete the beer with a floral and citrus note that compliments the spices.
Color: Deep ruby brown, 25 SRM
Original Gravity: 14.3° Plato
Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 5.6%ABV – 4.4% ABW
Calories/12 oz.: 193
IBUs: 22
Malt Varieties: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60, malted wheat, Carafa, and Munich 10
Hop Variety: Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops
Special Ingredients: Orange peel, ginger, and cinnamon
Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams lager yeast
Availability: Seasonal (Nov. - Jan.)
First Brewed: 1989

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