The Boston Beer Co. Samuel Adams Winter Lager (5.6%)

Winter LagerThis is an imported Samuel Adams rather than a brewed-under-contract-by-Shepherd-Neame one and it’s rather nice.
It pours a deep leathery chestnut colour and smells of toffee, spices and well worn saddles.
There’s a good chewy treacle and waffle malt tinged with heat from the added ginger ad cinnamon, and a zesty fruitiness from the orange peel.
The hops are bitter herbal leaves, tarragon and basil, and they add a sharp edge to the spiced sticky toffee of the finish.
Very nice indeed.

Source: Shepherd Neame

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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