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RATINGS: 409   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2007
I like this beer, especially today, on a balmy, rainy fall evening. Lovely color in the glass, fine-grained, unremarkable head - although it does stick around. Faint nose of roasted malts, seconded by sweet hops, a well-balanced mating that follows into the flavor and mouthfeel. No overwhelming sugars and spices, but this is definitely nice. A totally reasonable winter choice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Pours a deep brown with a nice brown head. tastes of malts and spices, most notably nutmeg, and cloves. wish there was more of a hop presence though. my least favorite of the winter warmers this season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2006
This reminds me a little of the IPA, but not quite as good and not quite as bitter. Dark brown in color and tastes a little like a brown. A little bite and a little better beer than I was expecting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark walnut brown color with a medium light tan head. Caramel aroma with a bit of sweet fruit and roasted barley. Just a bit sweet, with cherry and molasses up front, some chocolate undertones and a very slight bitter end. Fairly soft mouthfeel. Good, but not as deep ("heavy"?) a roasted flavor as many of the other winter brews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 im rating this for my own benefit, just to remind myself that i really like this beer, and to definitely try again. cant remember the specifics, but i will give a formal review once i try again once its released again. I do remember this being my favorite winter warmer this season.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldgrumpy (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
One of my earliest craft beers and I still remember how good it tasted. I would love to find another ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eeblah (104) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Nice strong ale, good to keep you warm in the winter. Slightly bitter malty drink, with good name.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 1, 2005
Decent ale, nose smelled strongly of celery salt. Good balance of malt and bitterness with a nice warming effect.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Pours out a ruby red color. Nice frothy head that tan in color. Smell is of dry wood and mild flower aroma. Highly carbonated and the taste is a bit hard to feel out. Def fizzy and spicy.

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