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RATINGS: 1203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Nice looking medium brown hue with small head. Not fruity. The varied hops and malts do provide an interesting flavor though.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eberndt (231) - - NOV 2, 2013
12oz bottle poured. Nice dark color and rich aroma. Hints of coffee and a smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber with thin beige head. Aroma of nuts, riped fruits, chocolate and alcohol. Malt, chocolate and some hops in the flavour, but not bitter. Low carbonation compared to other US microbrews. Nice winterwarmer, but not outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Great beer! Small head and a malty aroma. Very smooth, creamy flavor. Itís slighly sweet with coffee and malt hints. Very good beer and Iíll buy this one again.

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 Iím loving it. A good mix of hops and malty sweetness. I love the toffee tones in this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fcjack1 (225) - Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from world beers. Pours a dark amber. Scent is a malty spicey one. Taste is malty also. Some spice, cinnamon. Pretty good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
So Good I bought a sixer and forgot to save any. Watch the alcohol content, very unnoticable may kick you in the arse.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (220) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a fluffy beige head. Malty sweet aromas of caramel, brown sugar and chocolate. Flavors are brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, with coffee, toffee and ripe stone fruit in the finish. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a big malty ale. Very, very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Hell, yeah!!! Loved this stuff! Nice brown color with a lingering head. Looks really good. Smells fruity as all get out with a nice malty background to it. Now this is what I want out of a winter beer. Wonderful sweet dark fruity taste with just a hint of malts to it and a finish that bites a little. Man, this is good stuff. This is the best winter beer Iíve tried in a while. Still like the Celebration Ale from SN better but hey, Iím a hophead. Still a solid-ass beer from a brewer that seems to be coming on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Clear brownish-red pour with an off-white head, good retention, sticky lacing. Roasted malt, nutty aroma with a hint of hop bitterness. Sweet malt, molasses and carbonation at the beginning leading to a semi-dry bitterness from the hops. Could be more complex. Medium body, moderate carbonation, mild alcohol warmth. A winter warmer for sure!


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