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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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
nuts, smoke, minimal head, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, a light christmas ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Seasonal Draft. Dark brown to ruby in color. Malty flavor, followed by a mix of holiday spicyness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFanDan17 (1018) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 8, 2012
A tasty seasonal ale with some obvious bite, warming, but still spiced. Dark red pour with a short head. Hint of pumpkin for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shot (173) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a beige head. Aromas are spices and citrus. Flavors are caramel malt and spice. Not much else going on here. Pretty ordinary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle. brown pour with ample head. lots of malt, with flavors of ginger and spices. hints of fruit and nuts. not my favorite beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2012
12oz bottle from Luke, Smell is like getting antiqued with allspice, taste is like old natty light, perhaps its how my palate adjusted to the shock of so much spice.. then booze/heat in the finish from 10%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2007
On tap at Barleys in Granville. Barely any aroma to speak of. Dark brown body with a decent head. Flavor is malty, with definite alcohol and a bad caramel flavor. Very dissapointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fritz123 (1110) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle from Portage Lakes Beer. 12oz poured into a snifter. A deep reddish brown pour with a thick foamy head. Lots of lacing. Aroma was spicy with cloves, nutmeg, Christmas spices. The taste however was weird. I drank two of them and for some reason it tasted like teriyaki sauce. My folks thought the same thing. Medium body, finish was...well teriyaki sauce. (maybe I needed some wok chicken with it??) Didn’t really like this one...however the label was awesome!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chudwick (2206) - 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. I’ll 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrSilverworm (6934) - 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, doesn’t seem to have that kind of body. Just a big, spicy roughness, over top of a mildly syrupy sweet malt base.

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