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RATINGS: 524   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2008
draft at GI clybourn....pours a darker caramel brown than the celebration ale with a thin white head..... aroma of grassy hops and very lightly spiced.... flavor had more grassy malt that took a backseat to a strong foundation of toasted malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2008
This was pretty solid, but also kind of average. Very creamy and smooth for a rye beer, I expected more robust spiciness. Goes down easy though to the point where I wouldnt mind having a few of these.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2008
On tap at Goose Clybourn. Poured medium reddish-brown with a creamy cap of beige head. The aroma was light and sweeter with caramel on the front and more vegetal-"inspired" notes toward the back.. spicage was mild and I didn’t pick up any rye in the nose.. grassy and hay accents. The flavor found sweet caramel and lighter fruity notes surrounded by a touch of rye, black pepper, and brighter wheaty notes.. organic feel on the finish.. didn’t like it so much. Lighter-bodied-plus with too much carbonation and too little emphasis on the rye.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2008
on tap at GI LPB. pours hazy dark amber with creamy off white head. a hop profile that is very honkers esque, noble hops of leathery and grassy notes. caramel malts coming through in the end. flavors of rye, caramel, subtle roast, leathery hop notes with a mildly spicy finish. sort of like a slightly bigger and rye version of honkers. i wasn’t impressed at first but this thing really grew on me.


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