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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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LET THE MELTDOWN BEGIN!! Be cool on Frosty nights and share a Winter Warmer with your friends. This toasty, rich, robust spiced brown ale delivers a flurry of flavors including nutmeg and ginger. It goes down smooth and only gets better with each sip. WHO KNEW WARMING UP COULD BE SO COOL!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11095) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Draft at Elevator. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate nutmeg spicy sweet aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Medium spicy balanced flavor with a medium sweet spicy finish of moderate duration.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Several mugs from a 5g keg, and my 400th Ohio beer. The beer is a mostly clear brown-amber color with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes steadily. Spice and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt and spices, piney hops and a bit of fruit. The finish is sweetly spiced wit a mild hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrSilverworm (6982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
10oz on tap at the brewery. Clear red brown color. Thin ring of off-white head. Some dots and ropes of lace. Kind of spicy, a bit too spicy for me. Caramel malt. Kind of toasty. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Kind of slick. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, sort of a spicy rough edge to it. Not a great, balanced winter ale. Just caramel and spice, pretty much. 8.6%? Drinks like 7% or less, doesnít seem to have that kind of body. Just a big, spicy roughness, over top of a mildly syrupy sweet malt base.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2012
12 ounce bottle, a cool snowman on the label. Pours a dark copper color with a medium beige head. A sweet caramel and spiced candy nose. The flavor is very nice; sweet caramel, light apricot, some spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, nothing too huge. Smooth and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2009
On tap at Elevator. Pours clear brown with a medium tan head. Malty and spicy nose with allspice and notes of pine, cinnamon and ginger. malty and spicy ginger flavor up front with cinnamon and allspice before a semi-dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3245) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Poured on draft into a pint glass. Aroma is spicy with notes of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Appearance is an amber with a beige head. Taste is spicy and thatís about it. It will definitely warm you up.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2006
The December special at the brewpub - Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a nice creamy tan head that stays pretty well and laces the sides of the glass. Aroma is big of nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, and a little vanilla. Flavor is caramel sweetness upfront but then the cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of vanilla find the tongue. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth and creamy with good body. A pretty nice beer here..

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chudwick (2216) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Based on the amount of head and the source, I think this 12oz bottle that I just poured into Le Listermann is old and rancid. Nose is faint potpourri. Sip adds nuttiness, metal, general maltiness, and more random holiday spices. Metal out the ass. Iíll let it warm and lose some head. Sweet and messy. If ever stuck between choosing this beer or winter cold, I choose winter cold. I am willing to bet this beer is simply old.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Draught. Pretty boring winter warmer. There is nothing that really stood out about this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor of nutmeg, spices and malt. Alcohol is well hidden. Ok, but too heavily spiced.


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