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RATINGS: 525   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 Winterís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2009
toasty/roasty aroma, slight chocolate/coffee taste, very mild, I could see drinking many of these without being aware of the number

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Pours a reddish-cooper color with huge foaming head mostly lasting, leaving some beautiful lacing on the glass. Nose is barley and malt with a suggestion of carmel. Mouthfeel is very creamy and soft. Full flavored with tastes of barley, malt and carmel. Finishes on a hoppy note but not bitter. A well crafted beer that can stand up to a winter feast of roast beef, potatoes and carrots.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmw141 (134) - Canton, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Draft at Goose Island Clybourn. 5 oz. taster glass. Pours medium-dark brown, good lacing, goos head. Caramel and roasty aroma. Malty nose. Bitter chocolate, roasty flavors. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2009
On tap at Johnathanís Bistro in Appleton, WI. Pours a dark, clear copper with a thin off-white head that left decent lacing as it lingered as a ring. The aroma is very tame with some sweet malts and maybe a hint of rye spiciness and hops, but not a lot standing out in the nose. The taste is slightly bigger than the aroma and has a some earthy hop bitterness up front before giving way to the mild caramel malts. The rye comes around in the finish and leaves a slight spiciness that lingers for a while. The mouthfeel is smooth but very prickly with the hops and rye spices. This is a decent beer that doesnít really offer anything too original and the rye is really subdued.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 12 oz. bottle. New Goose bottled beer? Yes, please. Smell is a nice, lightly roasted malty beer with the slight spiciness of wheat, or in this case, rye. Dark brown color, like their Hex Nut, thin whitish foam. Taste does not quite fit their description as a red ale, closer to a, well, nut brown. Malts are mellow, smooth, and thisclose to coffee roast. But soft and spicy rye are in fine proportion, making this a highly recommended pleaser. If only the real winter of 08-09 was mild, too!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ewpitts (13) - , Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Great medium-body and head. Has a brown-orange color, smells of caramel, rye, and slight vanilla. The combination of a medium hop and peppery spices gives it a little bite that tingles the palate. A cool, refreshing drink that warms you up in the sub-zero temperatures

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (711) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Pours a mild brownish orange color with a lingering foamy head. Flavor is soft toast, hints of rye bread, hints of yule spice and a dry grassy hop finish. Soft on the palate, somewhat warming in the stomach due to the spice. Medium carbonation. Well done, solid winter session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Pours a clear reddish brown with thin tan colored head. Aroma is caramel malts and grass. Flavor is bland. some notes of caramel and earthy flavors but nothing incredibly distinct. Bready/biscuit notes are present. Body is light with fair carbonation. Far from anything impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Sampled during Cellarís Wine & Spirits Wednesday evening beer tasting, Pours a clear light copper amber brew with an average off-white head that has some nice retention and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, a hint of cloves, rye, some chocolate and flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of caramel malt, some bready biscuits, flowery hops and a hint of cloves. Finish is semi-dry and has a light bitterness with a caramel and clove aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
That1Guy (1970) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Hmmm... poopy. Not good. Wonderfully mild and boring, and also tastes bad and is completely useless.

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