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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 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.


3.3
   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.

2.7
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2781) - 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!

3.5
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (704) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tripplebrew (775) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5154) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
That1Guy (1882) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle courtesy of CanIhave4beers. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of rye, roses, some earthy hops. Tastes sweet with some nice rye elements and a hint of bitterness on the finish. This would definitely be one of my go to beers this time of the year if I had access.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Warm, malty aromas with notes of clove and wintery spice. Medium-bodied with rich roasted caramel malts, grain, hints of clove and vanilla. A present grip of hops lingers through the medium finish.


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