Samuel Adams "Winter Lager"
Spiced Lager or Weizenbock - Massachusetts / Seasonal
$1.25 / 12 oz.
5.8 per cent ABV
drinkers will barely recognize this sprightly
seasonal as a member of the clan, though it delivers
characteristic lager refreshment. Samuel Adams
is highly unusual—a brown, spiced wheat lager.
While it may not embrace tradition, the innovative
recipe is oddly apt for celebrating the season.
Muscular, yet lithe, this beer is highly carbonated
and judiciously spiced, triggering subconscious
cravings for gingerbread men and egg nog. Walnutty
malt flavors are accented with subtle notes of
cinnamon and orange peel as ephemeral as ghosts
of Christmases past. Very much the exception to
the "winter beer" rule, few seasonal
brews fit as seamlessly into the beer drinker's
routine as this inspired Boston brew.