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RATINGS: 1168   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2004
On tap. Nice off white head. Nicely colored as well. Very nice aromas as well as flavors. Will definately buy some in order to enjoy and so I can include some more notes. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffdog22 (23) - lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2006
darkish red, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, lively middle, moderately bitter finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UltraViolence (23) - USA - JUL 1, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2009 Massively underrated. Unlike most run-of-the-mill holiday offerings, this beer isnít jacked up on spice just to meet the expectations of the category. The considerable alcohol Ƙ% ABV) isnít forward, and takes a back seat...this is a lovely, malty bastard with some coffee and nuts on the follow through. Especially enjoyed it on tap at Meade Street Station, West Highlands, Denver. Drink after coming in from the snow...thatís why it exists.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
2mu2ku (21) - - NOV 26, 2012
Not what I expect of a winter beer. Hoppy and no malty flavor. Wonít be purchasing in the future.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerstar (19) - Reston, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2006
What a great looking brew! When put to the light, it is that deep hue of ruby, that I associate with most barleywines or a nice piece of furniture . Sweetness hits at first and then the lingering effects of the hops take hold. An excellent seasonal that will be eagerly anticapated year after year.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SRAorion (19) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Pours dark opaque brown. Aroma carries hazelnut and sweet carmel. Flavor has a carmel toffee and herbal begining works into a dry hoppy finish watery no lingering flavor after the first few sips I got bored. Sorry but I did not dig.

2.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
TaydaTot (18) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2009
12oz brown bottle. Pours a beautiful rich dark mahogany. Huge, thick, three finger hazelnut colored head which sticks around forever and settles to a thick one finger head. Very sticky lacing. Aroma is a homerun. Chocolate desserts, nutmeg, cinnamon, chicory, dates and more chocolate. Flavor is a huge letdown. The bitterness is way over present and unwelcoming. It smells like it will be sweet and decadent but the flavors are unbalanced, the initial flavors and finish are doing way different things. Not enjoyable on multiple levels. Mouth feel is fine but the flavor, bitterness and finish kill it. Disappointing especially because the appearance and aroma were stellar. I will have to give it another chance sometime because the appearance and aroma alone is worth it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nlderricks (16) - Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Ehhhhhh it's okay, probably not going to get again. It's a little plain, not a very crisp flavor. Good color though. The Derricks ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
CQ (15) - Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Drunk in 2 bottles not bad. Rich flavor. From my home state of Colorado. Beats Coors, which isnít tough. You guys like this real rich taste, Huh??? Like I said, I give it some points because I like a beer with a kick and this has it. I am kind of getting interested in these Breckinridge/ Boulder Brauries. This is a Boulder Braurie. I kind of like the Breckinridge Braurie better, but is OK. It is some business for Colorado that is all I know hope you guys find something in it you like. I like what some Brauries are doing with beers here it is worth exploring for you beer Conniseurs. Rich beer but not skunky, I donít think beer should be skunky. Licorice head via hazlenuts. Some people say the beer is warming, I agree I donít know why, but it is a relaxing brew to drink that is reminiscint of holiday times as the picture shows on the bottle. It would be great enjoyed with some holiday hores dourves and watching a winter footaball game. Enjoy men.


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