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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich malty, ruby-red, lightly spiced winter ale, best used for frost removal, holiday toasting, and guaranteed to clear the fog off your glasses. Look for a release right around the first day or Winter.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Growler courtesy of MrChopin. Pours dark brown wit a thin off white head. Smells of dark fruit, brown sugar, nutty, earthy. Tastes lightly bitter with some chocolatey hints, molasses, dark fruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Growler provided by pghlee and glid02 shared at the Brick Store. This one pours a hazy caramel brown that looks a good bit like iced tea when held up to light. The head is small, very short-lived and leaves no lacing. The aroma is mostly caramel malts but with some coffee and a hint of hops. There is also an understated tobacco and smoke presence as it warms. The taste has the sweet malts with some chocolate and coffee bitterness which last through the finish along with a distinct woody character. The tobacco comes through in the finish as well. The mouthfeel is actually a bit heavier than I was expecting and is very smooth with less than moderate carbonation. This is an interesting winter warmer with more bitterness than I was expecting. It also drinks a bit heavier than the ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PghBrewer (11) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Very good wimter warmer. A little differnt from typical warmers (if there is such a thing as a typical warmer). A little sweet for my taste, but thatís part of the style I guess. I great strong ale for a cold weekend day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1063) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Growler Courtesy Naka. Pours amber/black with an eggshell head. Nose of caramel and chocolate with toffee and slight sugar. Taste is caramel and chocolate with mild astringency. MIid bitter and astringency at the end. Yummy warmer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1803) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Suprisingly good beer from a microbrew. Had on Bado’s on tap in Mt. Lebanon. Good clean and crisp strong ale. A little thick hence the name but nothing overbearing or absurd. Decent offering.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tubbypgh (7) - mckees rocks, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2008 does not count
tried this beer at a local bar and had to buy a quarter barrell for my home, strong dark winter ale with lots of aroma and lots of flavor

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Pint at Jean Bonnet Tavern. Dark sludgy brown. Nose of spiced roast, chocolate malt, toast, and light wood and char. Seems like a hybrid stout-winter warmer. Chewy chunky weizen bock texture, gritty and pasty. A strange beer, OK at first but by the end of the glass I was sick of it,

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2860) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2008
On tap at Bocktown. Not one of his better beers but after Smokestack, anything is forgiveable. Aroma was so so. Could pick up some faint hoppiness with a little sugar. Pour was beautiful. A nice deep read with a 3 finger tan head. This is how a beer should look. Taste was a little thin and watery. Could not pick up much flavor over the carbonation other than some roasted malt. Iíd like to try this somewhere else as it seems beers on tap at Bocktown are hit or miss with me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2008
On tap at Caponeís, poured a hazy, ruby color with a huge fluffy tan head into the shaker glass with a good deal of lacing. The scent was a mix of hops, chocolate, dried fruits and honey. A very interesting flavor here...with a strong hoppy, piney flavor, balanced off by a heavy, malty, chocolatey finish. I really enjoyed this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 20, 2008
On cask at Zenoís Pub - State College, PA. Aroma is a confusing Cascade and yeast, thereís some clove oils mingled with bubblegum and plant leaf. Pours in deep murky brown-red. Tan head, softly soaping. Flavor is dominated by yeast, bananas, esters, soft chocolate and leaf. I donít know what this beer is supposed to be, but itís weird and confused. The flavors arenít bad...so it crested a 3.0, but they just arenít really in line. The malt is decent and composed of dry chocolate and light brown sugar. Yeast is probably the most dominant profile in the beer, which is way off style for a Winter Warmer, but theyíre not bad yeast products. Finally, a robust hop bill makes for an interesting finish. Palate is respectable and holds up to the cask presentation. All I have to say is that for a Winter Warmer, this beer is a pretty good Dunkelweizen. Enough said.


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