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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A true Winter Warmer made in homage of the season: Full-bodied and rich, deep amber in color, crowned with a creamy head, and finished with a mild bitter flush.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2004

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Big fluffy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of sweet cherries and mild hops. Creamy mouthfeel thanks to the bottle conditioning. The flavor is sweet with nice bit of hops - unusual for this style. Decent, but the best American English Strong Ale seem to be brewed in the NE.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3551) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Amber color with a lasting off-white head out of the bottle. Full mouthfeel. Brown sugar sweetness with a faint cinnimon spice and noticable alcohol. Tastey winter seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2004
True to the strong ale style. Malty and strong alcohol nose and flavor. Love the way this beer gets more flavorful and pungent as it rests in the glass. Thick, syrupy and fruity/figgy sweet. Not obnoxiously spiced like many winter "warmer" types can be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Definitely an english style brew. Lotsa malts with a slightly hoppy finish. Pretty thick palate. A nice refreshing winter brew that is high in drinkability yet not devoid of flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 2004 VintageDark brown amber frothy tan head. Pine aroma like an OR forest. Falsl falt in the falvor. Spices and hops combine ok. Medium dry body.2003 Vintage 8/4/7/3/14 - 3.6 - Clear dark ruby. Smallish fizzy light tan head. Lacing is quite nice. Very nice sweet ripe fruity aroma, there are some pleasantly subtle spice aromas also, vanilla and nutmeg. The flavor develops just as the aroma does. It is also equally as complex. There is more caramel flavor than the aroma leads on to. Body is medium and the hops come through in the finish. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Nice head, with an deep amber color. Slight hoppy nose. Flavors of roasted malt matched well with hops. Creamy finish that leaves the palate quick.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Pours a very redish-brown color with a very hardy head that leaves a nice lace down the glass. Scent is purely malt, though nice. Taste is quite nice. Malt is the most obvious presence, but there's a bit of spice and fruit hanging around. Quite nice; it holds its own in the winter beer arena. And I must say from previous experience that this beer is even better on tap. Palate is appropriately full and creamy, though it could use a bit of a hop bite for a finish. Overall this is a very good offering, and a good representation of a winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4706) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2003
Darj ciooer. Have to reach for the nice hop aromoa. Sweet citrus flavour. Mild malt and a quiet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
now this is some wicked shit very strong flavor and a ruby red color and gives a killer head and a bitching migraine the next day if you have a 6 pack

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