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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2244) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - 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 .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (2006) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
I’ve had this on tap at the brewpub and in the bottle elsewhere. Alright, but doesn’t stand up against other Winter selections. Reminds me of a pale ale but with extra malt to make it sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Amber with a medium quickly dissolving tan head. Aroma of toasted Vienna malt and crystal malt. Taste of caramel, toasted malt, mild fruit and spices. A nicely done Vienna that goes down pretty easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2009
12 oz bottle. Very appealing pour. Deep gold to amber color, a bit hazy. Light rye bread-colored stiff head. Smell brings up pils and light crystal malt, some spice. Tasting brings up toasty malts, a hint of sweet cherry, of all things. Some phenol at the first sip, but that went away. Seems to be some wheat or rye in the malt. European hops prick my lips and tickle the middle of my tongue. Malty, but not overly sweet. A solid chunka brau indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5858) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2009
Pours clear copper / amber with a large dense beige head. The aroma has very toasty malt, light spice and a bit of must. It is very clean and a bit dry. Medium body that is a touch grainy and lush with quite a bit of carbonation. The flavor starts with nice toasty nutty lager malt and some spice. The finish has dry spices and some cracker. This was a nice enjoyable beer that I wish I could get locally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Pour was copper to orange and clear with small off white head with a nose off caramel and malts taste is the same with a smooth hops and a sweet slightly bitterness to the finish not my favorite vienna from capital the wisconsin amber is much smoother and flavorful brew this one is higher in alcohol which does nothing for it but still not a bad beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2009
12oz bottle from Orand Park binny’s single rack. Pours clear amber with white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Flavor is caramal and bready malts> decent mouthfeel and balance but flavor is a little off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Shared by MrFacto at Pre-Sex - thanks, Matt! Deep russet color on the pour, with a nice creamy head. Soft toasted caramel in the nose, along with a bit of bitter hops. Maybe a faint touch of wood in the taste. A nice balanced beer.

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