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RATINGS: 522   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidemaster (257) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Pours a clear medium brown in color with a solid white head. Aroma of caramel and maple syrup. The taste is of Carmel, and malt. Has a bitter finish. I like it and its a solid choice, but for Goose Island I feel like they could have made it better.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Rated on 1-29-2011 at Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest (Indianapolis, IN). This beer has a small smooth ivory head that mostly diminishes, amber transparent body, very little carbonation noted, and a generous amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, bread, light toffee, and semi-sweet. The taste is semi-sweet, caramel malt, bready, and lightly spicy. This beer has a lively mouth feel and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this is an easy drinking beer and not overly spicy tasting. It is worth trying and is a beer I would drink again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
bottle. Deep amber with small head. Medium caramel malt. Mild rye and light bitterness. Slight spice. Decent, but unexceptional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
On tap at Manito Tap House, Spokaloo, WA Pours a brown ale with some red accents. Occassional foam as I agitate is light tan. Nose is spicy and malty. There are hints of cinnamon and some earthy hops, but mostly a simple bready nose. Taste carries a nice brown ale character accented with a rye ambience. Nicely spicy with a tone of brown ale - not mild ale. Medium bodied with a lighter carb and a nice forgettable finish. This beer is nothing out of the ordinary - which is exactly as it should be. Well executed. Serving type: on-tap 12-20-2012

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (464) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 3, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste burnt malt, Carmel. I thought this was so so. I would skip this down the road. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (244) - - NOV 13, 2013
Pours amber with a nice head that gives way to solid lacing. Aroma is similar to flavor - a very good toffee flavor with only a hint of bitterness. I just wish this mild ale was classified correctly so I could get credit on ratebeer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - NOV 5, 2013
pours a medium brown with a good tan head. This beer is sweet and full of malts, there is a light bitter rye flavor. There is a nice caramel flavor also.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. This is not a beer I really got into. I am not a huge fan of rye brews though so give it a go.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2041) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Aromas of caramel, malt, spice, fruit. Caramel and spice flavors. Good winter beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (1319) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Decent beer but I don't like the style. Had on tap in KC. Originally rated with another app.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1444) - 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.


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