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RATINGS: 410   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2004
2004 edition: pours a dark red color, thin head but thick creamy lacing. Much like Snowcap but a little more malty and sweet, very smooth and well balanced, not as hoppy and bitter as Snowcap. A very solid Winter Brew.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Has a light hint of ginger and spices aroma. Medium sweet dry taste with a burnt malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Pours reddish-gold with medium off-white head into a Guinness pint. Aroma of mild malty sweetness and some raisin. Flavor stays the same; mild malty, somewhat toasty taste with a little added sweetness. Soft carbonation with a great mouthfeel. Surprisingly, this had a nice warming sensation despite its relatively low abv. Nothing superb, but sitting down by the fire with one of these is great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Brown/amber, weak off-white head. Pretty light aromas. A little caramel, some spice, fresh fruits. Not much stands out on the tongue either. Crisp hoppiness though. Easy drinking (which is the only real compliment for sort of bland beers).

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
This was ok, a bit sweet, with a caramel finish, went down pretty smooth. I didn’t think it was anything special, but I thought I’d give it a try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Great color- matches the red label. Very small head. Bitter vinegar traces on my tongue. Scents of nutmeg and somewhat spicy flavor but fades oh so quickly.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Nothing earth shattering here. Seems rather plain in the bottle, but can be very good on tap at the brewery.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Jan 3, 2009. 12 oz bottle
Thin malty aromas of deep carmel. no hops, some figgy esters.
Deep browm, some ruby highlights, lots of bubbles visible, smallish off-white head with good retention.
Malt dominates the flavor - rich and carmelly. Some hop bitterness, but no flavor. Some spice (cinnamon) in the aftertaste. Somewhat oxidized and the flavor is overall quite thin.
Medium body, high carbonation. No astringency, slightly creamy/coating
This could be quite good, but it’s oxidized which, I think thins everything out considerably. will have to try again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2008
12oz bottle. I really like this beer, makes me even want to visit the remodeled disaster that is the Bridgeport Pub to have it on cask. Dark amber pretty brew, with a white head. Smells great, lots of malt and toffee. Christmas/holiday flavors of spice, cinnamon and some nice hops with the piney hops. Drinks down easily, which makes for a nice addition to the winter beer arsenal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Bottled. I poured this beer very aggressively into my glass and the most perfect dense white head formed on top of the dark ruby/amber body. A few minutes later when returning to the beer, from washing out the bottle the most perfect head was gone but a thin layer of lace. Oh Well. The beer would turn out to be just as exciting. This beer was well above my expectations. There was a tangy tea quality that made this beer exceptionally drinkable. Malty, dried fruity, and earthy overtones rounded out this beer to make it excellent choice for a cold night.


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