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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Toffee brown, medium-bodied, with a creamy head and an aroma of raisins and freshly baked dark bread. Mild Winter’s rich caramel malt and spicy rye flavors are sure to take the bite out of whatever Old Man Winter brews up for you this year.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 29, 2013
THOUGHTS: Tons of flavor. Very nice. A bit British. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark reddish amber that was nearly brown in the glass (sort of like cola) with a huge, off-white head that diminished very slowly leaving excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate roasted, burnt, nutty and caramel malts; light chocolate; light hops; cola; and dark fruit. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter. There was roasted malt, burnt malt, dark fruit, herbal hops, hints of chocolate, fruity yeast, dark bread, caramel malt and cola. The medium body was sort of dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (1924) - Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Dark amber/brown color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, & some floral hops; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, some rye, dark fruit, and light hops; Overall, a little too mellow - but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3749) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel and pale malts, light dark fruits, some rye spiciness, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not a bad beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (752) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2013
This pours a medium brown color with a foamy, beige head. The aroma is very malty with some spices. The taste is pretty good as it’s not too strong or too weak. It’s slightly sweet with malts and caramel as well brown sugar. It has a little bit of a robust taste as well. This makes for a pretty good winter brew!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fattybladdy (498) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12oz bottle, pours a dark clear chestnut brown with off-white head. Aroma is caramel and nutty. Taste of toffee, caramel malt, light hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Poured from a bottle, dark amber pour with a decent sized white head. Aroma of some malt and a bit copper/metallic. Taste of malt, nuts, a light toffee caramel, not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Red-amber. Small, white head. Aroma: Grains, rye, malt. Flavor: Multi-grain bread, rye, hops. Grainy finish. When I think of beers with a grainy taste, I think of some of the worst beers on the shelf. This one is decent though nothing great, just drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
Pours dark brown. Nose is a bit metallic and otherwise malty. Total malt bomb and a little hot. A pretty middle of the road beer for Goose Island but winter appropriate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Appearance: Dark brown with brown head. Aroma: Some roasted malt notes with a hint of toffee. Flavor: Coffee, earth and toast with little hop bitterness. Palate: Light bodied with medium carbonation. Overall: A good example of a British Mild. Rate Beer Editor - please consider re-categorizing this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (465) - Madison, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours a deep mahogany with lots of toffee and caramel on the nose. Also a bit of roasted delicious malts. The taste is sweet and spicy with notes of rye as well. Finishes a bit bittersweet like fine dark chocolate. A very enjoyable beer


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