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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4361) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Draft. Clear amber pour, with an off-white head. Bready, light rye notes, fruit, and hay. Fairly light beer, with nothing overly interesting going on. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle->SA. Light brown/amber with frothy offwhite head. Aroma: bread and malt. Taste: bitter and metallic, some malt and dry rye. Looks and smells good, taste not so much.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (955) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 Bottle at home. Clear deep amber pour. Minimal head. Aroma is toasty malts, rye, herbal hops. Light bodied with high carbo. Simple flavors of roasted malts, spicy rye, red fruits, grassy hops. The finish is bitter, crisp, and spicy. Good platform for the rye. Nice light winter seasonal.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1797) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle into glass, super dark red pour, thin white head..pungent aroma, some prune and chocolate hints, bitter finish, pretty decent overall

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (5812) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle. Clear reddish brown color with a big beige head. Malty aroma with rye, caramel, biscuits, toasted bread, some graininess and light fruity notes.. Sweet malty flavor, caramelly and toasty, with rye spiciness, a faint fruity hint and a somewhat bitter finish with some minerally/earthy/metallic notes. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle to pint. Looks good; a semi-transparent brown with off-white lacing. Smells of caramel malt, dark fruit, and dough. Tastes like it smells with a nice rye tingle. A decent winter ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (788) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with medium lasting, off-white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of bready, toasted malt and spicy, grassy hops. Body is medium and tangy. Taste is toasted malt, spicy rye, herbal, grassy hops and hints of coffee. Finish is long and dry. Tangy, spicy, not bad brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Krygh (17) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Definite malt forward aroma with rye noticeable. Slight toasty nose with a slight spicy hop aroma. Brilliantly clear dark amber with a quickly dissipating tab head. The rye is the immediate impression in the flavor profile, then the hops. The malty bouquet takes a back seat. The medium mouthfeel dries quickly and the rye - hop combination is assertive, borderline astringent. My favorite aspect of this beer is the aroma. To much rye and hops for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1253) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Clear medium dark brown with a very nice creamy head and outstanding lace. Aromas of toffee, raisin, plum and doughy bread. Caramel malt sweetness up front with highlights of rye, spices, raisin, pumpernickel bread and mild leafy hops. Medium body and carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, and a subtle sweetness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2026) - USA - JAN 15, 2013
Yeasty aroma, and a dark pour with a layer of light suds on top. The taste is pretty good - amber-like astringency balanced by some sweetness, with a little coffee and molasses. Surprisingly complex, and a little like a brown ale.


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