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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Our winter seasonal is a nod to the classic altbiers of Dusseldorf. A full, toasty malt profile is countered by generous additions of German Hops. Well balanced but assertively hopped, this complex but approachable beer is ideal for shaking off the chill of winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (1060) - MOROCCO - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear copper with an head with large bubbles. Aromas of caramel and nuts. Sweet malt taste, somewhat astringent aftertaste. Average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5616) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Nose is nice and dark, some roasty character but more dark bread crusts a la crispy Munich. Very gentle yeast and hop character. Pours opaque dark brown-red, sort of a muddy amber at this point, with a short soapy beige head. Taste semi-dry, all malt all the time with a bready finish and slightly scorched crusts throughout. Some honeyish sweetness which I find disagreeable, light floral/earth/wood from the hops and a touch of neutral yeast. Light bitterness. Doughy, spicy character and a little overdone brothy melanoidin buildup. Full body, smooth, but doesn’t have enough carbonation to bite through the muddle. Fine as a sipper. I’m guessing the name ("Secret Spot") is a reference to Sticke?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - JAN 11, 2015
on tap at Red Owl in Philadelphia; dark, copper color; mild, bready malt aroma; fruity, bitter, spicy flavor; bready malt with caramel notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
voyageurmike (283) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper with slight white head, medium carbonation and body. Caramel malt flavor with mild hops edge, long finish. A decent but not exceptional beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2014
12oz glass at Big Hunt DC pours a clear copper with some tight, white head. Nose has mostly sweetness, toffee, cracker, bread, slightly metallic. Flavor follows right along, malty sweetness, caramel, mild spice, mild yeast. Drank a bit fuller than the abv let on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
This beer deserves better than a 60 rating. Mahogany in color with thin white head. Nose of malts and mild spices. Flavor profiles lends to toasted and semi-sweet malts and a nice hop counterbalance. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (2685) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle->mini kolsch. Copper/brown with moderate lite tan head. A: malt, caramel, spice, brown sugar. T: caramel malt, nuts, earthy hops. Bittersweet. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12oz bottle. Clear copper body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some bread, light spicy, toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee, light bread, spicy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours a dark copper color with minimal head. Aroma of plums, spice, and hops. Plums and toasted malt flavor with a slight hop bite at the back end. Overall, a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Slightly hazy dark copper pour. Minimal head. Nice complicated dark plums. Nice spicy finish. Recommend above other Winter Ales.

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