Monday, December 9, 2013
Sam Adams Winter Lager (7/10)
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.
Sweet, Malty, Dry, or Bitter: Malty
Spice Level: Very Low
Hops Level: Low
Dominant Flavors: Malt, hops
My Rating: 7/10