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RATINGS: 1187   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at Bangers & Lace. Thin, a little spicy, somewhat malty, but not too much flavor here. Disappointing.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
libertine (231) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
pours mahogany. thin white head quickly dissipates. aroma is got some basement funk going on. wet socks left on the floor. flavor is malt and spice. ive never been a big fan of winter ales so I know im being extra critical on this. huge fan of avery so I thought I would give this a chance. not doing it for me. aroma and flavors are not pleasant for me. this isn’t a drain pour by any stretch but I think im done with winter beers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CopterScott (160) - Kansas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Dark brown with a thin tan head. aroma is roasty malts and spice. Flavor is roasty malts, with hints of dark fruit, burnt caramel, and spice. Medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1561) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a nice mahogany color with a small tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, nutty, dark fruit and bit of caramel in the background. Taste of roasted malt, nuts, bit of chocolate and caramel for a subtle sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Nicely balanced. No trace of the 8.3% ABV. Enjoyable beer very fitting for the holidays,

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rmbjspd (21) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
a great winter warmer from avery. Nice malt sweetness up front with a load of complexity on the back end. A great big beer from one of our best breweries.

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 (1503) - 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 (9189) - 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 (495) - 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.


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