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Eight Degrees A Winter’s Ale

Formerly brewed at Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Mitchelstown, Ireland


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Beat the freeze with eight Eight Degrees, this complex dark ale will warm you up from the inside. Munich and chocolate malts are complimanted with Fuggles hops, orange, cloves and star anise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - OCT 11, 2012
A dark red to copper colour with a small white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and spice with a flavour to match. --- BeerItsNice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2911) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 21, 2012
On tap at The Brew Dock. Appearance: Ruby red, small off white head. Body somewhat cloudy. Aroma: amazing, cinnamon, Christmas pudding, pumpkin & roast squash with Christmas spices. Flavour: Bitter, flavour is slightly less Christmas-sy than the flavour but that’s a good thing, lovely balance of the spices and malts, again Christmas pudding and winter spices, cloves and cinnamon, Long sweet finish. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 25, 2012
Dark amber, rusty pour with a good frothy. Aroma: Christmas in a glass. Clove, cinnamon, apple, fig, malty caramel, hops. Taste: tart and sweet. An array of festive flavours with all of the above present on the palate. Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 11, 2011
A fair amount of cloves and ginger in this. Star anise less so. Warming but keeping the alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle courtesy of ACD, cheers Alex! Pours clean auburn with foamy meringue head, out-of-this-world aroma, fragrant from 3 feet away, candy, clove, nutmeg, some anise, citrus oils, a bit of rumminess, outstanding, flavor is a huge hit of orange peel accented by some lightly toasty malts, light and moderately thin body, finishes pretty sour, really very unique and enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2011
I’m not a fan of spiced beers generally, so it’s unlucky for 8 degrees that I’mm the first reviewer. However saying that this is quite nice. Rather than being big and crude the spice seems very tastefully balanced

Deep red approaching black with a small head. Sweet aroma with orange and indeterminate but lovely spice, neither cloves nor star anise seem to be obvious ingredients. The flavour reminds me of a gentle mulled wine. Sweet malts and fruity, the orange is lovely, the spice, hangs in the background. Fairly tight body, I must say I’m impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
330ml bottle. With the snow outside I couldn’t have picked a better night to open this one. Pours out an orangey brown into my chalice and could pass as a Belgian with its fluffy, lasting head. Lots of nice spices and orange peel in the aroma. Saffron, cinnamon and anise amongst them. Smells green and leafy. Candied oranges and Turkish delight in the taste. Quite bready with a spice-filled ending. Pretty nice but I think I’d prefer the same beer with darker malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8105) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Had on Draft @ the Black Sheep in Dublin .. . good dose of christmas spruce, light saffron, raisin, and prune .. . smooth .. . medium mouth .. . long finish .. . wild yet assertive .. . . its a collapsible bike

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2815) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2013
Flaska. Lätt grumligt bärnstensfärgad med gulvitt fluffigt skum. Mängder med julkryddor plus apelsin och clementin i doften. Citronsur smak där det också ryms kryddnejlika, ingefära och apelsin. Något tunn, men ändå en trevlig julöl mitt i sommaren.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3557) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2012
Draught. Cloudy red with a thin head. Tastes of Christmas, you name it its in there, curious as to what it would taste like warm

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