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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A pleasingly warming beer with it’s amber hue showing off it’s rich malt heritage. Mildly bittered with a smooth hop flavor complementing the malt. Winter Skal makes a person welcome the onslaught of the cold. Available November through January.
2014 vintage - 5.8% abv


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Clear, golden amber with a medium-sized off-white head that is slowly but mostly diminishing. Moderate hop nose - spruce resin, some tangerine - with light cookie malts and a little black pepper. Mild-to-moderately bitter, mildly sweet flavor, light pine notes and chewey malts (caramel) and a bit of stale cardboard. Finish is slightly sour, moderately bitter and a touch medicinal. Inoffensive, bordering on tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheatfreak (41) - Marinette, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2008
This is the best vienna ive had. Nice balance of the malts and the hops resulting in a refreshingly smooth beer. Nice option for a slightly warm and sessionable vienna

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Pours a clear amber, moderate white head that fades to a ring. Aroma of malt and grain husks. Flavor is very husky and biscuity on the first sip, but this mellows. Still very earthy and dusty, with a bit of nutmeg. Grassy, just tending slightly towards the metallic. Coarse mouthfeel, dusty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle: Pour is medium clear golden. Aroma is of malt, corn, caramel, and a hing ot nutmeg. Beer is well blended with medium malty flavors in the beginning moving towards a spicy finish with nutmeg and some other earthy spices. Very well blended and medium to full bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jstraw (1944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Clear amber with good, foamy off-white head / Minimal nose of corn syrup / Medium body, sweet, with some syrupy malts, with decent finish / Flavors of corn syrup and artificial caramel / Below average.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1997) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2008
amber colour witha thin head. Earthy dusty aroma, some roasted malt and fruit tones. Nice crisp bready malt flavour with molasses and dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1502) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Beer has a nice copper color but has very little head and low, very fine carbonation. Aroma has caramel notes and is a very candy sweet with a bit of apple/pear fruitiness. The beer starting has a lot of caramel flavor, middle has bitter earthy and citrus hops flavor and finishes with a sweet fruity-dry flavor. Medium mouth feel. Overall, this beer is pretty but something I would buy every once in a while.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2008
12 oz bottle from Steve’s in WI. Pours a clear copper amber color with a creamy beige head. Lots of malt in the nose, bready, and sweet. Simple lightly sweet and malty flavors that follow the nose. Nothing bad but nothing too good about it either. There may be a trace of hops in the finish, but its hardly noticeable, in fact I don’t even know if it notice it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2008
drank this a while ago. I remeber it being fairly smooth. Drinkable for sure. Poured a light amber color with a white head, aroma was pleasing. Some hops but not a ton. I enjoyed this beer but didn’t blow me away!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Pours a bubbly amber copper with a smallish white film head. Aroma is sweet grains, light caramel, bread and a bit spicy. Flavor is lightly sweet, bready and light caramel. Light to medium bodied, slick texture. Long astringent and medium sweet finish.


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