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Evolution Craft Secret Spot Winter Ale

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5212) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1287) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1554) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11653) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2882) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1747) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (917) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle into Altbier’ish glass, hazy brown’ish amber color with very light tan head. Aroma of bready malt, caramel, light chocolate, herbal and some fruity yeast. Taste adds notes of brown sugar, milk chocolate, toast, a nuttiness and earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation, sticky with sweet bitter finish. Very tasty altbier.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3581) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle from Total wine Alexandria. Pours dark brown with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Has a bit of caramel maltiness the nose. Decent caramel on the tongue. Eh!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a half finger head that dissipates immediately. Aroma of sweet bready malt upfront. A fruity yeast aroma a little deeper. Hints of caramel and maple syrup. Taste is sweet and malty, with fruity esters, a hint of hops, and a slightly bitter finish. Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
THOUGHTS: Nice crisp beer. Lots of malt nicely balanced by the hops. Dark copper like a dirty penny Not really the best style for winter. It was more transitional to me. Like Summer into Fall or Winter into Spring. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, dark copper with an average, creamy, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel, biscuit, toasted and nutty malts; light floral, perfumy and spicy hops; and some fruitiness. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was toasted malts, hints of caramel, sharp herbal and earthy hops, floral and perfumy hops, a little biscuit, a little fruit, and yeast bread. The medium body was sort of creamy then dry with very tingly carbonation and a metallic finish.


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