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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber color, medium white head. Aroma of slightly toasted nutty caramel. Taste is earthy caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13318) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, toast, and nutty malt, light Noble hops and a clean lager nose. Flavor is spicy hops, light bitterness, moderate malt, clean lager character and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Served on draft at Timberwood Grill in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel and a faint earthy smokiness. The taste is toasted malts, toffee, caramel and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10000) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Draft at Craft Ale House. Pours caramel colored with off-white head that doesn’t lace well. Nose is toffee, caramel malt, piney hops. Tastes crisp, with a solid caramel malt bill and some spicy notes up front, giving way to a big hop blast at mid-palate. I give credit to Evolution for realizing that hops have a place in winter seasonals, too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Maroon pour. Some malt and some caramel. Light sweet malt finish. Ok but not huge altbier complex. Doesn’t come together super well. Some citrus and booze Tap at Jackpot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7560) - 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
radagast83 (7392) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a ruby copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light sweet malts, spices. Light crisp notes, with some floral and citrus hop notes to finish this one out. Pretty easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2011
On tap at the brewery: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a creamy froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel nose with a touch of piny hops. Starts with decent fullness and slightly chewy light caramel malt with a smooth lightly bitter balance toward the finish. Sort of a slightly stronger version of the Exile ESB. Pretty drinkable, but nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Tap. Pours clear hazel, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is very light, roasty, citrus, orange, caramel, nutty. Flavor is about the same, medium sweet, medium bitter, zesty, citrus, dark breads. Medium body. Solid beer.

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