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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   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 (3515) - 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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (3650) - Wanne-Eickel, 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 (3649) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (4738) - GERMANY - APR 4, 2014
Bottle looks really good, nice label. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts fine malty-spicy, strong, but not too intense. Some wheaty notes. Modest sourish. Finish still intense malty, spicy, but well balanced. Quite drinkable. Good!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, leicht fruchtig. Geschmack malzig würzig, getreidig, leicht fruchtig.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2014
bottle from pilsen pivoteka. clear golden with a minimal white head; gentle aroma of haymaking and wet metal; mild flavours, a touch of vanilla, minimal bitterness. modest but alright

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Hell malziger, etwas muffiger Antrunk. Zum Mittelteil etwas herber mit leichter Hopfigkeit, wenig grasig. Ein unspektakukäres normales Helles. 8/8/9/8/9/8

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
(bottle) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond mid-sized foamy head. Strawy, slightly doughy and subtle grainy malty aroma with notes of grassy and herbal hops. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Strawy malt-character with shy grainy spots and a touch of herbal hops; sweet-bitter, moderately malty finish with a noticeable herbal hops presence. Not bad for a Festbier, just a tad too slim. 09.XII.13

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7778) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2013
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear pale golden, white head. Malty, slightly grainy with shy woody hops in the finish. Like a solid standard Export, perhaps slightly maltier.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (2892) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty – lightly grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and light hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and faint hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and light sharp metal, light hoppyness. Lightly sweetish helles with notes of metal - really nothing special. I do not get what makes this one a "winterbier".

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fdomig (345) - München, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2013
500ml on tap. Aroma is yeast, bread, cereals. Appearance is yellow with a very small white head. Taste is bitter and sweet. A light dryness, light carbonation. Overall OK.


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