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RATINGS: 261   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a clear yellow-gold, thin whispy white head. Subtle phenol aroma, no bitterness, some fruit flavors. Light-medium bodied. Just ok, seems like a light Farmhouse ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4668) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Draft at OF. Filtered amber-orange color. Minimal head. Sweet malty aroma. Relatively middle of the road, balanced. Sort of a mild spicy Xmas beer with a smooth, malty, lagery mouthfeel. Mellow amber-vanilla nuances. A tad too sweet as usual for CB.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11381) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Pours dark copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma is dark roast caramel with some non-descript hop. Medum plus body with decent carbonation. Flavor is malty and mildly hoppy. Not a spicey xmas thing, but a tasty drink. Heavy despite the low abv.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHANER4 (480) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Drank this beer strait fron the bottle so I did not see color. Aroma - toasted malt and grains Flavor - crisp clean rich malty taste with pretty decent bitter hop bite,not bad!! Palate - thin bodied with fizzy texture. Finish is mettallic and no aftertaste. Overall - Fairly decent beer, had nice all around taste and easy drinkin’ beer!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
DecemBeer. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Amber orange, an off white head. Very floral spicy aroma, bready. Taste is floral, spicy, toasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2786) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2009
On tap at a hunting lodge in Spring Green, WI (yeah, weird, I know) - Pours amber with a cream colored head. The smell is wonderful -- light yeasty spice, flowery hops, and a light malt sweetness. Taste is very smooth, with some nice bready maltiness, a bit of hazelnut, and just a little spice. A light, dry floral bitterness evens it all out. There’s too much carbonation, but it’s pleasantly slick and a bit syrupy. Wonderful.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3328) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Pours an orangish color with a big head lots of bubbles and plenty of good lace. The aroma is fruity and malty with nutty notes and a light malt sweetness. The flavor is more dry than sweet, a bit boozy with some light saltiness and some good noble hops. I know my rating makes it sound like crap, but I promise this is one fantastic little malty but dry lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1559) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Pours amber with thin head. Aroma is a combination of malt and citrusy/Saaz-like hops. Caramel malt flavor with slight roast hints. Spicy/citrus hop flavor. Warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3489) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Clear amber pour with not much of a head. Aroma of crackers, caramel, grass. Good vienna malt flavors with crisp hops. Nice full mouthfeel. Fresh and lively on the palate. Really nice lager that doesn’t fuck around with goofy spices. This beer is like an agnostic’s Christmas .

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Caramel-tinted amber body, lightly hazed, mildly carbonated under a short but persistent ecru head. Aromas herald Old Ale leanings, but that may be due to the cellaring over unknown months. Stale caramel, sour grassiness, Chinese sweet-and-sour. Full palate, both fluffy and syrupy. Flavor finds a nice Dunkel-malt sweetness (possibly a little too sweet) finished with a lemongrass sourness. I went back and changed the palate from a 4 to a 5 since Winter Skål holds true to its intention, of which I assume to be a "winter warmer". ~~~~~~~~ Purchased at Archer Liquors, Chicago, IL... quite some time ago.


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