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Sam Adams Winter Classics
« on: October 29, 2010, 01:40:07 PM »
They are including Chocolate Bock this year!!!

Woohoo!!  Usually only get that every other year.
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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 07:47:46 PM »
I was wondering what SA was up to this year.
I am interested in sampling their offerings this year.
I know they are also offering a Holiday Porter.
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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 12:15:46 AM »
Saw their Winter Lager at the store tonight. Cinnamon? Really? :P
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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 07:11:32 PM »
Cinnamon? Really? :P
Cinnamon is antioxidant.
May be that was the reason.
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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 11:51:27 AM »
Cinnamon? Really? :P
Cinnamon is antioxidant.
May be that was the reason.

Cinnamon is one of those spices that does well in sweet or savory, but in my beer? I shouldn't scoff though without trying one. Methinks it's for flavoring purposes only.
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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 12:15:04 PM »
Does the selection still contain the dreaded cranberry lambic?
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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010, 06:59:31 PM »
Does the selection still contain the dreaded cranberry lambic?

God... I hope not.  :(
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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010, 05:32:59 AM »
Does the selection still contain the dreaded cranberry lambic?

No...that's the best part...been replace with the bock!!!

I cannot taste the cinnamon in the Winter lager...maybe the ultra-trained pallette can.
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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2010, 03:01:41 PM »
Does the selection still contain the dreaded cranberry lambic?
No.  My local grocery store had a special & I picked up the 12pack the other day.  Chocolate bock is a nice change of pace.  Holiday porter is OK.  I like the wheat beer (white ale?) a lot.  Thought the Old Fezziwig was down right nasty (though I understand some folks actually like the stuff).  Maybe I just don't care for holiday beers, but I feel that I would have been better off just getting a couple 6-packs of craft IPA or ESB.
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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2010, 03:15:55 PM »
Does the selection still contain the dreaded cranberry lambic?

I used to have a soft spot for the Cranberry Lambic, mostly because it failed to hit the mark on both the cranberry and the lambic parts.

Having said that, I wouldn't be sorry if they took Old Fezziwig out this year, nor if Saranac ditched their horrible maple porter from their box.
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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2010, 03:22:00 PM »
Back when I was starting out I picked 2 of the winter sampler packs from SA.  I liked all the beers in them except the Cranberry Lambic.  I decided it wasn't worth drinking two of those just to get bottles. 

Maybe I need to try one again.

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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2010, 09:40:53 PM »
Having said that, I wouldn't be sorry if they took Old Fezziwig out this year, nor if Saranac ditched their horrible maple porter from their box.

I actually enjoy old fezziwig quite a lot.  It's almost worth it to buy the sampler just for that.

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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2010, 12:38:42 AM »
Having said that, I wouldn't be sorry if they took Old Fezziwig out this year, nor if Saranac ditched their horrible maple porter from their box.

I actually enjoy old fezziwig quite a lot.  It's almost worth it to buy the sampler just for that.

I feel the spice is a little overdone, but that might just be me.
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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2010, 11:33:58 PM »
Having said that, I wouldn't be sorry if they took Old Fezziwig out this year, nor if Saranac ditched their horrible maple porter from their box.

I actually enjoy old fezziwig quite a lot.  It's almost worth it to buy the sampler just for that.

I feel the spice is a little overdone, but that might just be me.
I'm enjoying the Fezziwig right now . . . I was worried it would be overdone based on this thread, but I find it to be rather subdued.  Maybe it's just a year to year variation. 
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Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2010, 05:42:59 AM »
I think this is the current classic collection.

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