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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Meh......another attempt to make a "winter" beer...another failure. I really think that making a beer that has a bunch of malt aroma/flavor should not automatically qualify as a winter beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2003
A nice attempt at a winter ale, but had a poor musky aftertaste that was unsettling for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2005
A sweet malt darkness accompanied by a earthy hoppiness and holiday spice. Deep mahogany body moderately carbonated, and a tan off-white thick head.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
QuoVadis (6) - Lebanon, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2005 does not count
Bronze and clear with thick head. Too much head in fact. This bottle conditioned ale was way over carbonated. Like cheap champagne or soda pop. After the first one I poured a new one and stirred it to get the carbonation out so I could taste it. Toasted grain, heavily hopped with a citrus flavor that lingers, almost tart after-taste. Not unpleasant.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Very dark amber wit ha small beige head. Aroma and flavor of malt and dark spices, maybe pepper and cinnamon. Nice alcohol warmth, but not a remarkable beer really. Tasty, but milder than expected.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Aromas of apple cider, apricot, banana mild herbal spruce note, hint of piney hops. Carmel bready malts. Flavor is medium roasted malt, black bread, molasses. Along with apricot, dark fruits (cherry, plum) Ample hops, but not something that stands out as much of highlight. Easygoing palate, overcarbed,

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cmonster (965) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle served in a tulip. Deep ruby brown in color with a short head. Nose is malty with a little fruit. Medium body, mild carbonation, and some oil. Malt flavor and a soft bitter finish. Not overly complex and a little flabby.

2.6
   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

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
onceblind (3938) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Slightly cloudy dark amber under a creamy head that unfortunately doesn’t last too long. Smells like a winter English Strong Ale. Some burnt toffee and a mild tone of oak are on the nose, with some odd herbal bitterness. Taste is a little too bitter and herbal, with not enough sweetness to back it up. There is some sweetness present, but it tastes a little burnt and woody. Perhaps a little metallic as well.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6531) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle. Handsome rust amber colour with a finger-thick golden crown that leaves a little lace. Nose is surprisingly muted, with caramel notes struggling to rise out of the glass. I poured four of these and they were all alike. Flavor is tea and toffee, with astringent herbal rooty bitterness in the finish. After having recently had Old Fezziwig and Jubelale (on draught, no less), this cannot compare.


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