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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Enjoy the winter with our new specialty WINTER BEER and experience the full-bodied flavor with a mild hop aroma. "As the winter can still take a little longer."


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, - NOV 6, 2012
Aldi UK stocking this: 500ml bottle, best before 20 Sept 2013, poured @ home into a UK pint sleeve on 06 Nov 2012. Looks OK, usual Pilsner golden colour, clean, clear, etc, etc, the head vanished before it arrived, I hate that! Gets an average score because my lips might have had some Cambozola remains on them and that would have killed the head. Nose is hop, grain and hay with some bready malts arriving as the beer warmed a little. The taste was sweeter than the aroma suggested with the malts pushing the hop content towards the rear, the aftertaste and finish were semi-sweet too, no hop bitterness or dryness, so maybe this has some Christmassy notes after all. I wondered at first about the ’Winterbier’ handle. Still couldn’t detect any spice or ’winterness’ in the brew, but it was tasty and the body wasn’t ’lager-light’. I actually enjoyed this: for a cheap supermarket brew it knocks the socks off most of the ’designer’ Lagers/Pilsners and I’ll be getting some more for my guests over the festive season.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter fniish. Oily palate. Very fine helles.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
FelicityEr87 (2) - Moos, Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014 does not count
This is the perfect beer during Xmas time! The taste is just delicious!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5309) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2014
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.5%. Crystal clear pale golden colour, moderate white head. Pleasant aroma of fresh German aromatic hops, notes of flowers, newmown grass and herbs, sweetish hints of honey. The flavour has a moderate sweetness, and subtle German hops throughout. With slightly less alcohol (4.8 / 4.9% in a normal helles), this would be a nice beer for the summer months - there is not really anything very wintery about it, except for the snowy label and slightly higher ABV. .

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (2766) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
Fra flaske på Cardinal, DSJT nov-14: klar lys gylden med kort hvitt skum. En helt ok pilsner, men heller ikke noe mer. Ikke det jeg tenker på som juleøl.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5660) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2014
From bottle at Cardinal, DSJT 2014. Pours clear straw coloured with a big creamy white head. Aroma of grass and hay. Taste is light dry and spicy, grainy malts, dry citrussy finish, nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6501) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2014
50 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear pale golden color with a small head. Hay on the nose, feels a bit thin, faint lemon also. Fruity flavor, some hay, faint apple notes and herbs. Decent.
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2014
500 ml bottle. Thanks Timo A. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of grains, sweetness and quite strong hay notes. Flavour of grainy malts, herbs, fresh grassy hops and bread. A bit harsh carbonation. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Arcobräu Winterbier ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, straw, sweet malt, light to moderate hoppy, grass. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet sugary malt, sweet malt, hay, fruity malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140527]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (4566) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2014
Süffig und bisweilen recht winterlich mit ein paar Nüssen, Malz und ein wenig an Getreide. Einfach zu trinken und durchaus erfrischend.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4566) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a clear golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of hops, straw and flowers. Taste of mild hops, wheat, barley, grains, bread, flowers and mild citrus fruits. Refreshing and nice.


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