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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The rainbow bridge made from fire, air and water, used by the gods to travel from the world tree, Yggdrasil, to the heavens. Asgard. Brewed with Pale malt and small amounts of Munich and Crystal malts. Bittered with Centennial, finished with Amarillo and Styrian Goldings hops. Strong, hoppy, and smööth


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2010 Draft @ Elysian taproom, Seattle. Deep golden maibock color with thick off-white head. Brightly hopped aroma has a northwest character. Soft palate with tons of hops and a big but gentle body. Uprate from previous sample:
I really liked this beer when I sampled it at the Great Canadian Beer Festival in 2001. I found it crisp, hoppy, and smooth. It was one of my favorites at that particular festival but since it was a long time ago and only a small sample, my review should be weighted accordingly. I need to try this one again. 7-3-8-3-14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Lots of small floaters. Aromas of caramel, yeast, bready, toasted malts, and some citrus. Tastes of caramel, oranges, and toasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Hazy amber, small head. Lots of citrus hops in the nose. Body is mostly hops, with grapefruit and lemon. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2990) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
Draught sampler at Elysian Brewpub, Seattle. Clear orange-copper colour. Aroma is warm and well-hopped. Mouthfeel is thin and crisp. Flavour is big and warm, with lots of citric and flowery hops. A little hot, but an enjoyable warmer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2007
22oz bomber. Slightly hazy bright pink copper hue. Two fingers of creamy off-white head. Fruity hop aromas with nuances of orange citrus, raspberries and grapefruit. Subtle notes of vanilla and malt aromas. Full bodied with a sticky cloying palate. Good alcohol burn. Smooth malts, crisp and medium. Bitter lively effervescence. Second pour produces thick, tight cavernous head. Definitely activated the dregs from the depths. Still rather hazy. The malts shine more so as the beer warms. Smooth malts. Easy, but still with a nice accompaning burn. Nice fruity esters. Piney sticky hops. Nice clinging head. Solid brew!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cornqhiggin (1) - USA - JAN 15, 2007 does not count
20 oz. bottle. Big hop nose that faded over time. As it warmed up developed unique citrusy character (orange/grapefruit) in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. Poured deep amber with thick white head. Aroma of bread, malt and toast. Malty with big hoppy taste and finish. Not heavy like many winter ales.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2007 Smells of bread, roasty, cereal, scents. Thick and hazy golden-amber colour. Flavor is initially dominated with mass quantities of hops. There is some medium-heavy floral malt essence with a touch of winter spice and blended well into the smooth body but kind of drowned out by the hops, which is okay. Slightly sweet and tangy as well Very interesting overall for a winter seasonal - and very unexpected.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 21, 2006
on tap at brewery. amber color. fruity nose, very hopped with multiple waves of multiple hop flavors. a delightful winter beer - refreshing and hearty at the same time.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkMoreBeer (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Nicely hopped winter ale with a somewhat bitter finish. Balanced with a sweet maltiness. One of the top 4 winter beers among 20 sampled last night.


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