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Exe Valley Winter Glow

Brewed by Exe Valley
Style: Old Ale
Exeter, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Seasonal - December to February.
Malt and fruit through to finish, hint of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Draft at GBBF 2014 - London. Pours rich ruby with a creamy-frothy, light tan head. Decent stuff, with some lightly tangy berries and other fruits, mild brown bread, faint toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Sweet finish with further toffee, berries. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1307) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Cask @ The Bow Bar, Winter Beer Festival. Pours brown, very thin head. Murky, musky and malty almost meaty with a sweetish finish and warming spicy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2013
cask at bow ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft spiced roast ... dark malt nose ... soft sweet roast ... mellow sweet toffee ... nice soft toffee

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2012
Cask (CWAF2012)
Quoth Anna: Sweet treacle aroma. Reddish brown. Taste a bit cupric and sweet - odd. Something savoury. Quoth Phil: Nothing to add, except that this clearly wasnít at itís best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44019) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Anchor Inn, 308 Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands England B5 6ET.

Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100116]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2010
Cask. Pours a dark and hazy orangey brown with an off-white head. The nose is rather exotic: overripe fruit and wood. Medium body, flat, notes of both dried and overripe fruit and wood with a lightly tart edge. Subdued bitterness. Quite exciting really. 160110

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2007
Cask gravity at the Exeter Festival of Winter Ales, 12/01/2007. A dark black colour with no head. A malty aroma. Taste is strong toffee, some plum, malt and prune - rather different. Fairly sweet. A sweet and only lightly bitter finish. Poor aroma, but pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2005
The alcohol isnít very noticeable. Caramel, a touch of malt and some jammy fruit. Finishes dry. But its all a bit thin for a strong ale and doesnít pack a great deal of punch. Not really a typical old ale. This was a festival of strong ales so the less powerful beers were bound to struggle to make their presence felt, so Iíve made some allowances in the scoring. Cask (gravity dispense), February 2005.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2005
Dover Fest. A thin ale with a damp aroma and no real character. Everything is a bit wishy washy. Some sweetness. Some ashy bits. Not really hanging together.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23513) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned. Nut brown. Soft and gentle but very malty. Very fruity, but still dryish. A big, very goiod winter ale with a rather bitter finish.

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