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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Winter is about spreading the warmth and we crafted this beer to do just that. Itís got a festive, layered blend of hops and specialty malts thatís sure to keep you toasty even on the iciest days. Crack a Fire Island Frozen Tail Ale open around a roaring fire with some friends, or in the solitude of your backyard while you build a snowman. Itís great either way. Happy Holidays!


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with thick off white head that lasts. Malty bready aroma. The hoppiness come through in the taste/finish. Overall a pleasant winter ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2204) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle share from Ron. I really like the winter warmer style winter beers vs. the spice bombs. This one has a very robust fall leaves nose, The color is auburn, clean. Palate is very very dry, nice carbonation. Flavors are nuts and caramel. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a foamy light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium roasted malt and some spice. Flavor is roasted malt and some spice hops. Thin to medium body.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ben4321 (3950) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Location: Sampled at Living Social Beerfest, 12/6/13

Aroma: The nose is heavy malty and a little off, just not an enjoyable aroma
Appearance: This one pours a dark reddish color with a tan colored head and okay lacework
Flavor: The taste is much the same, malty and not great, nuts, spice, brown sugar, and soap
Palate: The body is medium, it has average carbonation, and a slightly unpleasant finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty mediocre to bad offering. I just didnít find much here to enjoy. Honestly, I donít know if they were pouring from a bad keg, but. It just tasted and smelled off.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2268) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottled. Medium to dark brown pour malty bready aroma. Similar taste with caramel and light hops. Ok but could use more daring.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2239) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
grapefruit pith with a bit of sweetness and somewhat salty. hop character wafting in a difficult to discern muh about it. some wood and the brew remains caustic with a smooth malty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Light caramel malt aroma. Chestnut with a small tan head. Nutty roasted malt, burnt sugar flavor with light bitter finish.Medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slipstream (2030) - USA - MAR 26, 2012
Nice drawing on the label of FI in winter. This here is a malty amber with a nippy bite. Very nice fresh aroma. Flavors of bitter coffee and a dash of strong wine. This has a slightly heavy, off-kilter amber taste. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chrisxx25 (82) - - MAR 4, 2012
Despite the relatively low ratings this is one of my favorite beers. Itís easy to drink and full of flavor. Aroma isnít the strongest or most complex. Some hops, malt and alcohol are noticeable. Flavor is strong bready malt up front. This is followed by a nice amount of hops and caramel sweetness. It ends with some fruit, not too much but definitely noticeable, cherry and prunes. In my opinion it was actually a very nicely balanced beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (7646) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle. Cherry/raspberry, toffee malt and alcohol aroma. Chestnut color with minimal head. Slightly sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter/astringent alcohol flavor. Pretty rough.


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