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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5184) - 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 (1495) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voodoo (293) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Pours a deep cola colored brown with a slight head. Aroma is sweet maltiness, healthy mouthfeel, and a taste of sweet black coffee, slight chocolate.....spiced and bittered notes in the back end. A well built winter warmer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2734) - 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 (223) - 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 (214) - - 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 (317) - 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 (180) - 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 (78) - 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.


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