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Sam Winter Lager
« on: November 24, 2014, 11:13:45 PM »
I'm waiting for my takeout order and killing some time at the bar. I have to say, as cool as it is for craft beer fans to crap on Sam Adams, they know how to brew a beer that you can put down one pint after another of. Nothing beats a flavorful, dry lager after a long day at work. Yes, if I were to brew this myself I'd brew a richer, maltier version of this. But this is a damn good beer.
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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2014, 11:17:49 PM »
I'm waiting for my takeout order and killing some time at the bar. I have to say, as cool as it is for craft beer fans to crap on Sam Adams, they know how to brew a beer that you can put down one pint after another of. Nothing beats a flavorful, dry lager after a long day at work. Yes, if I were to brew this myself I'd brew a richer, maltier version of this. But this is a damn good beer.

now we have consensus- ive been enjoying the winter lager lately. i thought the same thing...a little more malt /richness and it would be spot on i think. very drinkable.
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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2014, 11:21:50 PM »
For a macro brewery they do brew fairly sessionable beers...

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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2014, 11:50:24 PM »
I like a few of their small batch series quite a bit. And fresh, I think their Double Agent IPL is a really good $8-9/6 pack beer. I'm kind of lukewarm on most others right now. But I respect what they did back when craft beer wasn't such an easy sell. I drank a ton of Boston Lager back in the day. Still do on occasion.
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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2014, 11:54:42 PM »
used to be sam adams guy since they were one of the early ones to the game. I moved to cleveland and really got into great lakes beers -although very pricey IMO.
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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2014, 11:57:10 PM »
used to be sam adams guy since they were one of the early ones to the game. I moved to cleveland and really got into great lakes beers -although very pricey IMO.

Now that is a helluva brewery. I'd buy that stuff regularly if it was easier to get 'round here. I love their Dort, Pale Ale, IPA, Edmund, etc. Awesome stuff.
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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2014, 12:00:21 AM »
Sam's summer is one of my go to beers. Nothing wrong with Boston lager.

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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2014, 12:12:38 AM »
used to be sam adams guy since they were one of the early ones to the game. I moved to cleveland and really got into great lakes beers -although very pricey IMO.

I enjoyed an afternoon at GL brewery Saturday. Good food and good beer. They had 4 small batches there. Good stuff. My favorite GL and probably favorite of any seasonal beer is Nosferatu.


As far as Winter Lager goes... I drank so much of it 5 or 6 years ago, I can't do it anymore. Same thing with Boston Lager. Which is a shame, because those are the two SA beers that are worth a damn. All of their other beers taste a little or a lot like Boston Lager IMO.
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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2014, 12:19:15 AM »
used to be sam adams guy since they were one of the early ones to the game. I moved to cleveland and really got into great lakes beers -although very pricey IMO.

I enjoyed an afternoon at GL brewery Saturday. Good food and good beer. They had 4 small batches there. Good stuff. My favorite GL and probably favorite of any seasonal beer is Nosferatu.


As far as Winter Lager goes... I drank so much of it 5 or 6 years ago, I can't do it anymore. Same thing with Boston Lager. Which is a shame, because those are the two SA beers that are worth a damn. All of their other beers taste a little or a lot like Boston Lager IMO.


yeah great lakes is fun, huh. They came out with Wright Pils, and I really like it. Another favorite of mine is Saranac in up sate NY (Utica). My brother lives there and I always enjoy a visit this time of year where I buy 6 cases or so to bring back.
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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2014, 12:45:25 AM »
I always enjoyed Sam Adams beer and don't understand the criticism. Bob Cannon spoke in our area a few years ago and I got to meet him. He is a nice, professional guy, a home brewer, that has great passion for beer.
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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2014, 01:24:56 PM »
I look forward to Winter Lager every year and love it more than the Oktoberfest (which I also like).

And it looks like they smartened up and removed the Cranberry Lambic from the seasonal 12 pack.  I dumped those bottles every year.
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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2014, 01:28:55 PM »

And it looks like they smartened up and removed the Cranberry "Lambic" from the seasonal 12 pack.  I dumped those bottles every year.
That stuff is awful.

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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2014, 01:42:07 PM »

And it looks like they smartened up and removed the Cranberry "Lambic" from the seasonal 12 pack.  I dumped those bottles every year.
That stuff is awful.

+10. About as much lambic as a wine cooler.
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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2014, 01:49:32 PM »
I look forward to Winter Lager every year and love it more than the Oktoberfest (which I also like).

And it looks like they smartened up and removed the Cranberry Lambic from the seasonal 12 pack.  I dumped those bottles every year.
yeah a definite misstep on their part-glad its gone.
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Re: Sam Winter Lager
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2014, 02:05:07 PM »

And it looks like they smartened up and removed the Cranberry "Lambic" from the seasonal 12 pack.  I dumped those bottles every year.
That stuff is awful.
+100.  almost undrinkable IMHO.