Catawba Valley King Winterbolt
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
King Winterbolt Winter Ale is ready! This beer is brewed in the traditional English “winter warmer” style with plenty of crystal and roasted grains yielding a complex, malty flavor profile. That sweetness is balanced by East Kent Goldings hops added during the boil, along with an American-sized dose of dryhopped Cascade and Sorachi Ace. The result is a 7% ABV brew with coffee, toffee, and roasted flavors accentuated by a citrus/spicy hop kick. Kevin Sondey, Head brewer at Catawba, describes the new beer as “sure to warm you when the snowflakes fly!”

King Winterbolt Winter Ale is available in 12-ounce cans and draught kegs. The beer is rolling out to distributors the week of 11/11. Ask for it at your favorite on-premise and off-premise establishments.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (7254) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Had on draft at the brewpub and from a CaN . .. Brown .. Light foam .. Bark and old oatmeal burnt pieces .. Mouth is light, as is the finish .. Decent for a novice but these guys can do better .. . . Ladies and gentleman, mr Conway Twitty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5053) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Location: Cask at the brewery, Asheville, 1/1/15

Aroma: The aroma is on the lighter side, with some light spice and malty notes
Appearance: It pours a murky brown color, with a slight orange hue to it
Flavor: The taste is along the same lines, fairly light, with some spice and malt notes to it
Palate: The body is light, not super watery, but a little thin, with a mild overall feel
Overall Impression: This one isn’t too bad, but I just felt it was light overall on flavor. Not bad, not great. This was on the lower end for me of the Catawba beers I tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhliesen (786) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Can--brown color with a medium, light brown head that lead to some lacing. Picked up caramel and toast in the aroma, also throw in some nuts. Roasted malts was most noticeable in the taste with some biscuit and little sweetness. Medium carbonation with a dry feel. Enjoyable. Appalachian Vinter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (17644) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft. Brown color, medium brown head. Aroma of lightly spiced brownies. Taste is malty and bittersweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Keg @ Catawba during RBWG, Asheville. Deep amber pour with a small head. Orange peel and rich caramel. Some Christmas fruitcake. Cinnabons. Sticky rich malty character. Spices, cinnamon and some ginger. Earthy roast malt. Red fruits. A touch acidic. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DiarmaidBHK (3848) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Can from Sam’s Quik shop. Pours brown with a khaki head. Looks kind of turgid in the glass. Has kind of a musty stank quality on the nose. Tastes like a fir tree. Finishes not a very pleasant experience.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2014
Can. Pours a brown color with white head. Malty, spice, toffee aromas. Toffee, malty, nuts, slightly tangy flavors. A bit cardboardy. Not a big fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (588) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Can. Light brown color thin off-white lacing. Mild malty aroma of toffee, nuts. Medium sweet taste. Medium body, mild citrus-hop bitterness, well rounded ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3150) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2014
@ Whole Foods Market / Asheville NC --- Cloudy dark red mahogany with a thick head cover, curtain of lace. Taste is roasted malt that adds coffee and biscuit as well as a bit of spinich queso. The whole thing is kind of a mess to drink with sweet, bitter, sour, and herbal stuff going on. Big, but not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Draft at the Asheville tasting room. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small beige head. Notes of caramel, toast, earth, nuts, grass, and leaves. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Simple, decent spiced winter English ale.

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