Monday, December 9, 2013

Sam Adams Winter Lager (7/10)

This beer is produced by the well-known and advertised Boston Brewing Company (Samuel Adams) brewery in Boston, Massachusetts.  It’s available during November and December.

It pours a medium brown with a thick white head that lasts a while.

The aroma is primarily malt with some hops behind it.
The flavor follows the aroma. You get mostly a nice malt flavor and body, with a mild amount of hops.  Some amount of ginger, cinnamon, and orange peel do come through. The orange peel adds to the bitterness of the hops.  The ginger adds a very mild sourness.  There’s nothing wrong with it, but nothing outstanding about it either.

Beer Advocate rates it an 82-84, or “good”.  Rate Beer is tougher on it, giving it only a 65.  My rating is squarely in the middle of those, a 7 out of a possible 10. 

You can find Samuel Adams beers at many locations around town.  This particular bottle was served at the Longhorn Steakhouse near Tuttle Crossing Mall. 

Flavor Profile:
Sweet, Malty, Dry, or Bitter:  Malty
Spice Level:  Very Low
Hops Level: Low
Dominant Flavors:  Malt, hops

IBU:  22
My Rating: 7/10

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