For the Eleventh Beer of Christmas, we warmed up this winter night with another seasonal brew.
The Winter Lager, their winter seasonal beer, fills a glass with a
deep, rich copper brew that forms a think head which slowly tapers off
to a light skimming of foam. While the lacing is minimal, the aroma is
strong and inviting. A moderate hoppy scent combines with spicy
undertones of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
The spices come out in the taste along with sweet malt in the
medium-full bodied beer. The malt leaves a slightly sticky film behind,
almost like after eating cotton candy. Of course, it tastes nothing like
Sam Adams is a long time favorite of mine. I’ve had nearly every one
of their brews except for a few hard to find ones such as the Utopias. But I’ll keep looking for those.
Brewer: Boston Beer Company (aka, Samuel Adams)
Location: Boston, MA
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
Interesting Note: Last night’s beer came from the 2nd largest craft
brewer and 6th largest brewer in the United States. Tonight’s comes from
#1 & #5, respectively. Boston Lager, their flagship brew, is the
first craft beer that many people drink. Including yours truly.