Sam Adams has once again proven themselves to be a master class when it comes to seasonal brews. Their Winter Lager is a fine beer from start to finish, and makes a wonderful beverage during the holiday season. If you want a break from the traditional lager or just want to try something different, Sam Adams Winter Lager is a great place to start.
About the Brewer
Samuel Adams brewing company is owned and operated by the Koch family. Jim Koch’s father, Charles, was a fifth-generation brewer who eventually left the business during the prohibition era but kept the family recipes hidden away in the attic. After a promising career in management consulting, Jim Koch left his career in 1984 and eyed in on beer brewing business. Today, Samuel Adams is a team of 1200 people and have breweries in Boston, Cincinnati, and Pennsylvania. Sam Adams beers are available in all 50 state, and more than 20 foreign counties! They have over 50 different beers suitable for all tastes and desires!
About the Beer
Sam Adams Winter Lager is German influenced and designed to make feel warm on a cold winter night. Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel for a deep flavor and malty finish, this lager is a delight for the winter months. Pours a clear dark brown one-inch foamy head and a slight bitterness with each sip that quickly fades away. It is an overall great seasonal beer.
Quick Beer Facts
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
ABV – 5.6%
IBUs – 22
Calories – 193
Would You Like This Beer?
Sam Adams Winter Lager is different from your traditional lager, but in a good way. Because of its European influence, it is a bit darker and bitter than most lagers but rightfully so. Those who enjoy darker beers will enjoy the Winter Lager, and for those who want to try something different, this is a great place to start. Sam Adams Winter Lager is currently on tap so come on down and try it out!