RateBeer
overall
37
42
style
Brewed by Dead Frog Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Aldergrove, Canada

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Winter Beeracle is a warm, deep mahogany ale with rich, complex malt flavours and a sweetness to compliment the season. The warmth of the beer is punctuated by deep malt flavours from chocolate malts, a hint of vanilla in the aroma and flavour, and a dry citrus finish. All the flavours come together to create a rich, delicious winter ale.

This beer is a brand new recipe for Dead Frog Brewery and it will be replacing the previous ’Christmas Beeracle’ that we had as our Winter Ale.

Ingredients: Water, malted barley, hops, yeast, vanilla extract, orange peel
Malts: 2 Row, Biscuit, Cara 60, Chocolate
Hops: Cascade, Perle

First batch: November 2012


pictoman's rating

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pictoman (620) - British Columbia, - JAN 8, 2013
Poured from 650mL bottle. Medium mahogany brown colour with minimal white head. Aroma of sweet vanilla, cloves, and chocolate malts. Taste is predominantly milk chocolate, light though, not creamy. Has a mild hop finish.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (5005) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle - Toast and cocoa with some light vanilla and nut. Deep clear mahogany with a decent beige head. Dark malts, nutty and some cocoa. Decent, but nothing particularly special.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Dark brown., sweetish and vanilla. I mean it really smells awful: thin nuttiness and overblown vanilla. It’s all vanilla in this and I just can’t do that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (644) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Visual: Who here has tried licking a steel street post in the middle of winter? (Fyi don’t do it...) Pours beer bottle brown with barely any head, thin ringed retention, several slow streams, minor lacing. Nose: lots of vanilla (extract) and sweet malts. (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: crisp, vanilla malts Mid-palate: fizzy-crisp, (lvl-7) malty sweetness, underlying citrus acidity, (MAIN) huge vanilla extract, caramel malts, minor citrus oils, sweet chocolate Finish: lingering vanilla, malty bright sweet, subtle soft hopped finish Summary: This is an unexpectedly delicious, brew. It is quite aggressive with the vanilla flavouring but works out well with the orange and sweet malts to balance it out. Recommended to try at least once.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (6789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
[5213-20130412] Big bottle. Marshmallow vanilla bubblegum maple aroma. Clear, dark red amber body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Sweet roasted marshmallow and vanilla-infused toasted malt flavour. Medium-full body. Weird at first, huge marshmallow brûlée notes. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle from Boundary Crossing, Vancouver
Mahogany color, hazy, with small head. Aroma of cheap chocolate and Christmas spices. Good body strength; the flavor of cheap chocolate, vanilla and spices is even stronger; it has a mild minty/herbal touch, and the final bitterness is vegetable, chicory, rather disturbing. Some alcohol warmth.
Not very pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
A 650 ml bomber from Liquor Barn in North Burnaby. A deep brown ale with moderate tan head. Caramel on the nose. Very syrupy sweet caramel and chocolate on the palate. Too sweet for this guy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma strong hints of candy sugar, vanilla, some toffee. Aromatic soft top end.
Appearance light brown, garnet with dark amber. Lighter tanned fine top. Rather flat looking over all. 2+
Flavor and Palate : strong sweet candy like sweetness up front. Mild carbonation on medium body. Hint of burnt like caramelized sugars on sides. Some spice hints at finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle [650ml] shared with HogTownHarry, JoeMcPhee, Radek, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o GregClow. Pours a deep golden-brown with an average size frothy off-white head. Aroma has lots of vanilla along with sweet caramel malt and milk chocolate. Flavour, like the aroma, is sweet and with lots of vanilla, along with some spices and chocolate. Average bodied. Decent but too sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
2013-04-12. Crisp ruby brown body, modest tan head. 3++ Aroma is pleasant melange, sort of sweet caramel vanilla character, bit of spice notes? Flavour is similar, good amount of vanilla, marshmallow like notes, pretty sweet overall, light alcohol, a modest sweetness throughout. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate. 3+ Decent but just a touch overly sweet for right now. Bottle courtesy of GregClow

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Deep amber-brown pour with a thin tan head. The nose has a lot of vanilla and a touch of cocoa. A fairly sweet malt profile withs little bit of lingering sweetness. Some sweet fruitiness and a bit of earthiness. Meh - a bit cloying and sticky. Not my bag.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50