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Aviator FrostNipper Winter Warmer
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Our interpretation of a fall seasonal beer. This beer will curl your toes and put goosebumps on your arms. A fine collection of traditional fall spices make this a great addition to the holiday season...it will make all humbugs cheery. The beer is dark in color...a bit darker than brown ale. There is a combination of Perle and Willamette hops to provide a contrasting intensity with the fall spices.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3798) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Malty aroma has smoky, yeasty, hoppy and subtle spicy notes. It pours a lovely clear chestnut with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Flavor has firm notes of cloves, woody hops and roast malt plus hints of caramel and cinnamon. Smooth texture has a decent amount of fizz, and leaves a hoppy, woody finish.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Taste like cleaning supplies, almost undrinkable... Nothing good, start over... Sorry

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Had some nice spices in it, but they didn’t overpower the hops. Definitely a warming beer that I love during the winter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4096) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate off white head. Nose is a little spicy, but not all that strong. Taste is rather strong and malty with some caramel notes and some roasting. Too strong for my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerme31 (539) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Draft. Dark brown, thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, spices, dark fruit. Medium sweet flavor. Medium-full body, texture on the thick side, mild bitter spice finish. Tasted ok upfront but didn’t like how all the flavors came together in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, smoke, bubblegum and spice. The taste is toasted malts, nuts, a smoky almost woody note, spruce, spices. Medium bodied. Didn’t expect this much smokiness, but its still a pretty nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2012
22oz bottle from JCB, thanks Jason! Pours a deep brown colored body with a slight ruby hue. Finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has lots of smoke with a light sweetness. Not very meaty, but somewhat peaty with a touch of spice. A light caramel aiding the slight sweetness. Flavor is pretty solid. This still has lots of smoke up front, but there’s a nice, light earthy hopping throughout and a solid caramel malt to balance. There is a touch of fruity esters and a light spicing that picks up a tad towards the end with some chocolate notes. Finishes dry, smoky, peaty, earthy, and spiced with a balanced, light malt sweetness before leaving a light bitterness and a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, I was a pretty big fan of this one. Pretty smoky, but well balanced with a nice spicing, earthy hopping, and light malt sweetness. Dry, but balanced and easy drinking throughout. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mprokocki (1) - - FEB 21, 2012 does not count
The winter warmer has a nice smoky flavor I love. It is not too sweet, which I also appreciate.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Tap. A nice looking beer. To me, this beer had a liquid smoke flavor that just over powered it. It was all I could do to finish the pint.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bensbrews (22) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2012
This brew brings a lot of different flavors, it has malty raisin flavor, and it has this unique hop/spice flavor very addictive.


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