Sam’s Oktoberfest is sadly gone, and replaced on taps all over with Sam’s Winter. Oh how I miss you, Oktoberfest!
I don’t mind Samuel Adam’s Winter Lager, but I don’t really see it as anything special. Now all of you Sam fans… don’t “boo” me – I normally sing the praises of this brewery, but this seasonal just doesn’t scream “drink me”, in my opinion. Is it bad?? – Not at all! It does have its good points, like a maltiness that warms you… but I guess when I think of Winter beers, I think of something like the Snow Goose seasonal; a beer brimming with spice and heartiness!
Maybe I was just aiming too high, especially when I’ve been so impressed with the other Sam Adams brews – like their Holiday Porter and Old Fizziwig – that I’ve mentioned in previous posts.
Don’t worry, I’ll still drink it – I don’t pour out a decent beer! Cheers!