Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 250   ABV: 8.34%
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Winter warmer beer with juniper, ginger and cinnamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2013
A bit on the sweet side. This comes off more like a marzen with spices than a strong ale. That said, the 8.3 is well-integrated and not overpowering, odd, though, as it is a winter ale...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silvan7 (852) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle @ AF 2013 Milano. Schiuma beige, fine poco persistente. Ambrato carico, con riflessi ramati. Profumo fruttato floreale (gelsomino), decisamente speziato (su tutto avverto la cannella), e zucchero di canna. Gusto dolce abboccato l’ingresso, abbastanza amara nel finale. Gusto di caramello e spezie, molto piacevole. Abbastanza corposa. equilibrata ed armonica.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1710) - FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel and juniper. Sweet taste with some bitterness and sourness. A bit sticky feel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zarkam (531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
330ml bottle at William K. Kaari. Hazy dark amber colour, small mostly lasting frothy off-white head, good lacing. Decent toasty malt aroma of biscuit and chocolate balanced by sprucey hops with a hint of lime and hints of bitter, dough, ginger, fruit and cinnamon. Slightly sweet and acidic taste initially turning to a long moderately bitter and spicy finish with an acetic feel, full body, oily texture and lively carbonation. Very enjoyable Winter ale with character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (559) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. A color of reddish brown with a little white head. Aroma of sweet, caramel maltiness, syrup, raisin, ripe fruitiness and spiciness. Taste is very sweet and spicy, raisin and plum are prominent. Hoppiness is fairly light; this does not really resemble other strong Americans I have had. Palate is medium bodied, a bit sticky. Nice, sweet flavours - the body could maybe be a bit fuller.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle from Luppolo L’Ottavo Nano, Palermo
Cloudy amber color with medium sized head. The aroma is sweet and moderately spiced, like some Christmas bread, with candied orange. Medium body weight, with some caramel flavor, light residual sweetness, light ginger spiciness.
Moderate, pleasant, but a bit chaotic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13819) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Clear amber color, good creamy beige head. Caramelly toffeish aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor is not so sweet. Starts sticky hoppy, then toffeish, almost diacetylic flavor. Lingering harsh bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moebbels (460) - FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Body is a slightly hazy dark amber color. The off-white head quickly settles down leaving some nice lacing behind. Nose has very mild notes of cinnamon, ginger and citrus fruits. Taste is nicely balanced between bitter and sweet, the finish is mildly dry. Carbonation is quite soft and the body feel oddly thin considering the alcohol content. Decent but fairly mild and somewhat bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
Draft @ Fiera della Birra di Ferrara, Nov 2013 courtesy of the Bad Attitude crew. Cuivrée, col blanc cassé. Arôme est malté caramel, grillé bouquet mettant en avant les malts avec une fine pointe d’épices hivernales. Palais est malté et fruité rouge venant de cet ajout genévrier, caramel assez présent. Pointe de carapils, pâle? pour un profil de levure assez belge. On ressent ici un peu moins l’ajout festif des épices des bières US avec un petit clin d’œil à un côté winter warmer avec la présence de cannelle. Pas vraiment noté le profil spécifique du gingembre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (867) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 16, 2013
clear copper, cream head caramel, malts, hint of citrus and herbs, orange peel, spices sweet, bitter astringent ending winey, caramelized malts, riped fruit like a belgian beer but with a bitter aftertaste

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