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RATINGS: 1201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Our winter ale has a gorgeous mahogany hue, a hint of hazelnuts, and a finish reminiscent of mocha and toffee. No spices, just a perfect blend of five specialty malts. Cellarable for 3+ years.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
bottle. brown with small head. rich malty body. the hint of hazelnut is nice. good winter ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajtrupp (296) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
This is a great example if a winter ale. The hazelnut in it is spot on. Very complex beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
want1DIPA (227) - - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle pour. Another classic brew from Avery. My first English Classic Ale and I’m loving it. A good mix of hops and malty sweetness. I love the toffee tones in this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (391) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Pours mahagony brown with very little head. What's there is off-white and mainly a rim. Aroma is pure maltsville - toasted nuts, yeast and sweet roasted grains. Maybe a touch of prune. Taste is full of complex malt flavors with more nuts, toffee and booze closing to a slightly bitter linger. No spice, but very warming and seasonal for winter. Quite bright up front with some carbonation. Dry on the palate. A nice beer that will appeal to malt heads, though I must say I enjoyed it less as it warmed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (270) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Hints of licorice and toffee. A nice, different twist for the holidays. Almost a brNdy-like taste note and relatively high ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMstr (106) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Dark, fruity, spicy, and strong enough to put some color in your cheeks. Great winter warmer with noted of cherry, ginger with a solid malt backbone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (813) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pours black with thin tan head. Rich, spicy aroma. Notes of plum and anise. Taste has notes of anise, rhubarb, blackberry but with a bitter backbone. Finish is warming.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3216) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
This is great winter warmer. Spicy, but not overwhelming. Flavors of dark fruits, chocolate, and toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1578) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottled September 7, 2013 (2.5 months old).
Appearance: The body is a beautiful garnet hue with fine sediment in suspension of the, otherwise, clear body. The head is short and short lived, settling into a thin/sparse coating with a foamy and uneven ring. The color here is worth a 5 alone though, it’s a brilliant deep garnet that looks almost majestic.
Aroma: The aroma is big with dark and slightly syrupy fruits, a hint of medicinal quality as well. I get an non-descript malt sweetness as well. The aroma could use some more strength, but it smells very nice.
Taste: The intro is of brown sugar and dark fruits, this leads to a mid-taste that is nutty and a bit dry, which continues through the finish with a slight medicinal cherry flavor. The finish is dry and lingers of medicinal cherry, it’s mild though.
Palate: Full-bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: This is an enjoyable beer, but I find that it doesn’t have the complexity I expected from reading the description. I would have liked a strong toffee flavor along with what else is going on here, that would have made this nearly perfect.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Somewhat mild aroma with nuts, bread, and a little coffee. Flavor, however, is rich and chocolatey, with some toffee and a fig/date flavor. A little coffee-like bitterness and some alcohol in the finish. I tend to think Avery is a little overrated, but this is outstanding.


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