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E. J. Phair Winter Ale

E. J. Phair Winter Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
Thank you for choosing E.J. Phair Winter Ale.This is a fine Ale for the winter season that we brew only in very small batches. We stick to our strict level of quality for all of our beers and our fine ale is no exception. Darker in color, full of flavor, and loaded with Colombus hops, our Winter Ale will really comfort you on those dreamy winter nights.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nik925 (786) - USA - JAN 17, 2009
Raw malt flavor. Bitterness is odd and nutty. Low hop flavor and an odd choice of hops. Not a fan of this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2008
On tap @ Cato’s in Oakland (late Dec. 2007) listed as Quivering Quail Winter Ale. Pours clear brown with off white head and spotty lacing. The aroma is very mild with faint maltiness and not too much else. The taste however is bold in its maltiness. I get a load of roasted malts, earthiness, mild burnt malts, faint caramel and chocolate malts. A bit of spice rises up from time to time along with a pine-ish hop bitterness. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 Draught at the brewpub (as Quivering Quail) Mahogany colour, brief head. Nutty aroma. Medium sweet, warming and malty. Roasty with evident resiny hops. Long bitter finish. A well made winter warmer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Crimson pour with a light tan head. Light floral notes in the aroma...musty malt and light sour notes. Flavors of lemon zest, dry sweet malt and some spices. Medium body, dry and spicy with a dry/malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Bottle: Pours amber in color with a bit rocky off white head, nice lacing. Aroma, fruits, yeast, some brown sugar and spices. Flavor, spices, yeasty, bready, some floral notes, caramel and brown sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2007
Overall, ok. Lots of carbonation, when opened, some berries, pine, spice, alcohol was somewhat up front, but not dominating the taste, an ok brew that Id drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Tap @ Toronado as the "Quivering Quail." A brown color with a tan head. Mildly spiced malty flavors with earth, toffee and caramel. Tends toward a full body but without being thick. It was meaty but without being rich. A burnt malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
12 oz. bottle – color of India ink – frothy thin white head , it dissipates fast – nose is sweet , milk chocolate , roasted malts, hints of sweet hopps , spruce , and juniper berry – taste of dark fruit , malt , and mild hopps- body is a creamy acidic one –s aftertaste bitter milk chocolate , and malty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 18, 2005
On Draft. Pours a rich brown color with red hues. Off white head and good lacing. Malty aroma with spicy notes. Malt flavor with hints of toffee, coffee, spices and some chocolate. Very light on the palate for a winter beer. I found this beer quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Slight oxidation, a roasted malt body smewhat in the Brown ale vein. Over carbonation, very fizzy on the palate. Medium bitterness. Mild spice notes. Some yeast astringency at the finish.

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