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RATINGS: 1152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Our winter strong 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 2 years.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
zicksmith (3) - boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
Kind of a dong beer, its sweet and dark... yo make up your mind and be a Christmas beer or a winter beer, dont try and be both

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
g6736 (7) - Warwick, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
Assume winter seasonal brew with nice mouth feel. There are slight hints of whisky on the back end.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2011 Edition A: dark pecan ale with some orange hues. a finger of off-tan foam falls to a sheet of the same. Excellent clarity. Spot lace. S: Sweet, slightly molasses malts are nice. No real hop presence here for me. T: The alcohol is evident here initially (off-putting for me). Some pecan flavors. Some licorice (so faint). M: thin with moderate carb and semi dry finish. O: Decent beer. I like it as the third or fourth for the night, a little unrefined for the premier drink. Serving type: bottle 11-21-2011

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Hmmm, have not rated this one yet! Poured a mahogany color with an off white head. Dark fruits, caramel, some nutiness, and some spices.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dragonfly1 (483) - Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours as describes- rich dark red. Aroma is hard to pick up- getting some yeast spiciness and dried cherry, but nothing too pronounced. The mouthfeel is creamy, with quad-like spice and ginger notes. Finish is a touch metallic. I didn’t wait to cellar this, but maybe that would add some additional depth. Finishes surprisingly thin, with a little bit of sticky pine needles lingering.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stevesie (312) - - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle to pint. Deep red pour with a touch of off white head. Big nose of roasted nuts and dark fruit. Taste is similar with some nice body. Alcohol is well-hidden. Captures the idea of a winter seasonal perfectly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
First Avery offering that I tasted this past spring..found 6 pk at small bottle shop in queens..poured into pint glass..nice chestnut color..2 finger head with a little lace..clears quickly..great fruity, nutty aroma..and hits the tongue really well..stays in the palate but not in an overbearing way..an excellent winter ale that made me go and try a number of other Avery quaffs..highly recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5156) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good; a transparent copperish brown with light beige head. Smells malty with otes of sweetness and winter spices. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lereve (8) - Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
This is a great tasting Christmas ale. Bottle days can cellar for three years, I would for at least one maybe two years.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Tap- Pour is brown with a thin off white head..Nose is toffee, spice, sweetness, dusty chocolate, caramel...Taste is nice caramel, toffee, spices, cherry, alcohol is hidden.


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