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Catawba Valley King Winterbolt
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcnielsen (2005) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (480) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (1832) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6291) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the Catawba tap room. Pours a hazy dark amber/copper color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have caramel and toasted bready malts, herbal hops mild bitterness, with some warming alcohol. Not a bad winter warmer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
can. I enjoyed this more than almost all spice/herb beers. I think mainly because it is well balanced. No one flavor rises above and dominates. I enjoyed this tremendously.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
[ Tap ][ Catawba Valley ][ 8oz ][ Snifter Tulip ][ Free ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Thanks bros for the share. Pours a clear, deep amber. Beige foam. Good lacing. Nose is brown sugar, worty mash tun, orange peel, fairy raw and sweet. Taste is spice medley, lemon, bitter orange peel. Palate is bitter orange. Interesting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Draft at brewery. Pours amber with off white head. Nose and taste of licorice, toffee and malt. Medium body.


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