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RATINGS: 404   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Kind of thin and light for an english strong ale. Dark Amber/brown with a khaki head. Alcohol is present in the flavor and the aroma. Slightly nutty malt taste. Good but nothing spectacular.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1923) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2003
A most attractive ale in the glass nice garnet colour with a large off white head that stays.. Very nice fruity aroma.. malty mm nice sweet creamy malt taste at first then a almost IPA like bitterness as the hops spring out of no were..then a rather nice mellow alcoholc warmth in the throat. Very smooth on the palate..nice Quite drinkable tonight ..theres a wee bit of chill in the air and this goes down well.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2003
This was truly a pleasure to drink, never gets too xomplex, but has a nice mellow balanced flavor, with an incredible malt backbone. A truly great seasonal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2003
A good winter seasonal with a nice wide range. Well-married elements of ripe cherry, malt, floral/fruity hops, and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Big head, nice dark red color. Smell is a little sweet, a little weaker in flavor than most of the NW winter beers, just a hint of caramel and cherry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Pours brown with ruby edges with a huge head, nice lacing. A bit of bitter aroma, almost reminding me of pine. Sour flavors of malt and fruit, with a finish of bitterness. Strange, but not too bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SAEEJam99 (11) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2003
very thin head. Thin mouth feel. I can't put my finger on what it is, but I just don't like this one much.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
hazy copper colored, it has a slightly sweet taste up front w/ a clean finish. In the nose, I can get a hint of molasses. thx beerguy101

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4549) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2003
(Bottle) Pours virtually no head and is a ruby-brown colour. Typical ale aroma of malt and molasses. Initial taste of watery malt, as stated below, then a mid-flavour peak of spice and strong malt. Finishes with a fizzy, hoppy and red wine flavour that fades into dry. Very delightful mix of flavours. Thanks to Crit for this great West Coast experience.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2003
A fairly basic Winter brew. This one poured a fiery red with lively carbonation and a very thin white head which somehow stuck around long enough for me to enjoy my brew. The aroma was very subdued with malt, caramel and nutmeg (?) becoming apparent. The taste begins with a very watery malt front and builds into a non-fruity spicey finish. Im picking up ginger and a nutmeg presence with a malty dryness at the end...very spicey and dry. The malt is very subdued behind the carbonation. Overall, i see nothing that makes this truly exceptional. A spicey bite, but little of anything else to draw attention to itself. I do thank dasilky1 for allowing me to take one of these to taste.


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