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Old 01-05-2008, 04:12 AM   #1
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Had this for the first time last night and did not like it at all. I used to like getting some of the Sam Adams variety packs when I was first getting into tasting many different styles of beer. While I do not dislike Sam Adams, I have definitely have less respect for their "craft" brews.

Anyways, the Winter Lager had a pretty sour/malty unpleasant finish to it, has anyone else had it and what did you think?

 
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:38 AM   #2
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When I have to get beer at the store, I usually get the Sam Adams. Sure there are better brews in the 6 pack area, that I am tempted to get, I usually walk around the area conteplating a bit, but it is really hard to pass up the $10.99 12pk of Sam's when I need empty bottles, and I have yet to really meet a Sam Adams that I don't like. Sure the Cranberry Lambic might be the 2 last bottles that I drink, but I still like them in their own way. I will always go for a variety pack if they have it. I find it exciting. as for the winter brew, I might not get a twelver of it but in the variety pack I like it.

 
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:47 PM   #3
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I feel the same way as hagen does. Hard to pass those up at the price and enjoy the variety. Sam Adams might not be as good as some but it's better than most.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:39 PM   #4
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I actually like the winter lager a lot. It may be the ginger that is giving you that taste.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:59 PM   #5
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i think it is a pretty decent brew

 
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:19 PM   #6
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Sam Adams Winter Lager was the last commercial beer that I had to pour out. I didn't like it at all.
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:30 PM   #7
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Ive always liked the Winter Lager. Never noticed any unpleasant after taste.

 
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:10 PM   #8

Yeah, I look forward to it each year. I usually find it on tap; I don't think I've ever had it from the bottle. I found this year's (2007) to be good.

 
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:19 PM   #9
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I always liked the winter lager. My favorite bar has it on draft and it is much better than the bottle.

 
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:23 PM   #10
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I can enjoy a Winter Lager. It's not my favorite, but it's a decent beer. Having said that, it's not good enough for me to fork over $3.99 for a freaking bottle of it like my local Applebee's is asking... that's just plain crazy.
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