Beer Review: Samuel Adams Winter Lager

One of my beer runs brought me across this one from Samuel Adams. The Winter Lager comes in at a 5.6% ABV and 22 IBU, so it can be expected to be more of a malty pleasantry. It’s noted to have a nice mix of flavors, so let’s see how it compares.

Commercial Description:

German brewers were onto something centuries ago when they created rich bock beers for the
winter. Our version is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel for a deep
flavor and malty finish that will warm you on a cold winter’s night.

STYLE - Spiced Wheat Bock
AVAILABILITY - Seasonal
HOP VARIETIES - Spalt Spalter and Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble Hops
MALT VARIETIES - Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60, malted wheat,
Weyermann Carafa Malt, and Munich 10
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS - Orange peel, ginger, cinnamon
COLOR - Deep ruby brown, SRM: 25
ALC. BY VOL/WT - 5.6% ABV - 4.4% ABW
IBUs - 22
CALORIES - 193