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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Dark Brown Winter Warmer with Curaçao Orange Peel and Ginger. Inspired by Seinfeld (we first made this beer in 1997 and it is a testament to the folly of giving your beer a pop culture name.) We currently have two vintages available in bottles - we had retained some of the 2012 (whose label is undated) to enable side-by-sides with the 2013 (which is vintage dated on the label). It’s a remarkable contrast - the beer is great fresh but at a year the flavors have melded wonderfully. To me, the beer evokes winter. It really warms the bones without being too over-the-top strong or spiced.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (899) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2014
On tap at The Corner Stable Columbia. Pours dark brown with beige head. Caramel malt aroma with figs and yeast spiciness. Sweet caramel malt flavor with dark dried fruit flavor of figs and prunes. Some cinnamon and yeasty spiciness in finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
shared by jtclockwork-bottle-dissipating tan-dk copper/red. A-dk fruit-fig, bready/dough. Cherry as it warms. T-cherry/grape juice, spice hops, sweet med malt-caramel/dough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8963) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown with offf white head. Nose and taste of fig newton, dough, spice, grape, candy cane, cherry and dark fruit. Slight oxidation. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2491) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Draft at Brewers Art. Pours cloudy brown with a thin beige head and minimal lacing. Tastes strongly of herbs and lavender. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like toasted grains and cool malt.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3780) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours tawny brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is toasted and caramel malts, earthy notes, plums, raisins, and faint ash. Flavor is dry malt base, light floral hop bitterness, dark fruit esters, and light caramel sweetness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1158) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Tap. Pours dark opaque brown with minimal tan head. Aroma of malts and spice. Taste of dark fruit and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2731) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
19 nov 2013, tap at brewers art. Dark brown. Nose is dark toast, orange, and spices. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Finer comes out big time and lots of bitter orange peel in the finish. Reminds me of 90% chocolate and orange rind. Fun for a winter ale. Don't know how much I could drink though. It is quite bold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Pours a dark amber at Pratt Street Brewery. Creamy off white head. Lots of spices. Licorice. Coriander. Cinnamon. Yuck. I really don't like this style thou I suppose they do it well. Hardly beer though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (Thanks Brad!) poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, cola, earthiness, spice and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of toffee, spice, cola and light fruitiness with a crisp lingering spiced finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-17. Dark amber brown body, beige head. 3+ Aroma of musty dusty malt. Flavour is similar, mild fruity notes, sweet lightly tangy malt. Average bodied palate, soft but effervescent carbonation. 3+ Not great. Bottle at Campground Brewdown.


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