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RATINGS: 403   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (2862) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2011
This is sort of a mildly strong amber ale. It maybe veers English in style but could just as easily be an American brew w/o much hop character. Itís a nice enough clear amber color w/ a thin white head and little splotches of lace here and there. The nose is sort of bready and yeasty. Flavor is initially dry and light but ends w/ a touch of raisin sweetness w/o any real malt character and a bit of iced tea-like astringency and an earthy, slightly metallic bitterness. This is not a terrible beer but has some flaws and really not much character beyond that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Pours a very deep amber with a small white froth. Aroma is malty and sweet, caramel, a bit bready with notes of spice and fruit. Flavor starts with a bread and fruity character, slowing picking up a more aggressive sweet caramel and dark fruit note before a sweet candyish finish. Light medium to medium body and a crisp carbonation. Not too exciting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Porter4Me (9) - Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2011 does not count
Pretty good this year. Amber and opaque. Nice legs. A little bready flavor but the malt and caramel mix well with it which some donít like but I love. Bitterness is almost perfect. Good winter warmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle to pint glass. Pours a dark copper, with a distinct red tint. Limited, white head that dissipates quickly. Lot of malts, with a roasted caramel scent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (760) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle. Appearance is a deep mahogany color with a half-inch of white foam. The aroma is mostly toffee, malt, orange citrus and cinnamon. The flavor opens up dry and sugary with lots of caramel, brown sugar, toasted malt, barley and cardamom. Also a little bit of citrusy, medicinal hops in the background. Fairly smooth and well-carbonated body with more malt and spice in the finish. Simple but well-crafted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thewade (318) - USA - DEC 6, 2011
Nice winter brew....... Makes a good session beer........ Easy to drink. One of the better Bridgeport brews Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1651) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
12oz bottle pours deep amber with a foamy tan head. Aroma is citrus hops and bready malt. Taste adds caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Poured from the bottle, not impressed at all. Aroma is plain, and flavor seems to malty. There are much better holiday beers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (1606) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Definitely tastes like Winter. At 6.4% abv it earns the "Strong Ale" classifier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hophogs (5) - - NOV 18, 2011 does not count
Not a huge fan. Malty and toasted but fell flat on the palate. Felt like was missing pine but am getting over a cold ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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