Beer Review: Samuel Adams Winter Lager
On the chopping block tonight is the Samuel Adams Winter Lager. As you can probably tell from the name, this is a Sam Adams seasonal. It has a nice dark brown color to it. It's brown but not cloudy if you hold it up to the light. The aroma is fairly malty with a bit of cinnamon and some other spice that I can't identify. I was surprised at its body. I was expecting something a little heavier, even though this is a lager not an ale, but it was very drinkable and smooth. The flavor is malty, like the aroma, with those spices playing a role as well. They add a tingling activation of the taste buds. The flavor does also coat your mouth. It definitely hangs around. That's not a bad thing either, especially with a Winter beer. It's got a warming attribute to it. The flavor is fairly rich, even if the body is not, so I could not see myself drinking more than two of these in an evening. It's a decent beer, but it definitely has a distinct role.