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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark bread, toasted notes, raisins, figs, and spicy rye with spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, light dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Brown pour, off white head. Aroma is very malty with some cookie dough, caramel and some very distant aroma hops. Flavor is sweet and malty...some ritz crackers, caramel, spice and yeast. This was a nice little surprise.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9025) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours a dark orange/brown appearance with a nice brown head and good lacing. Fairly spicy rye, caramel, light chocolate, toffee, a bit herbal aroma. Kind of chewy rye malty, bready, moderately spicy, allspice, caramel flavor. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2010
Bottled. A ruby amber coloured beer with a slight off-white head. A sweetish nutty beer with noticeable rye and caramel or crystal malt sweetness. Decent fruitiness and pretty drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
A rye not a mild, recent bottle. Refreshin with that rye edge. Moderately pleasant aroma, arising from a medium yellow body topped by good amount of bubbled head. Lace follows through. Very drinkable, refreshing. Warms the body on a cold night.Average mouthfeel, a little edgy but smooth.Drying aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2010
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Secret Santa Winter 10 (thetomG). Thanks! Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy offwhite head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma of nuts with caramel, dark fruits and an herbal finish. The taste is caramel, nutty notes, a bit of smoke, bitter malts with some faint roastiness, fruity rye notes and some bitter hops in the finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
Deep amber brown pour. The aroma is softly spicy and peppery. A little bit of light mintiness with a bit of soft bready character. A little bit of soft sweetness and a touch of pepper and clove as well. A bit of fruitiness on the back of the palate. A touch of white pepper and some nice estery fruitiness on the back of the palate. A little bit of soft rye character that ties it together quite nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2009
Bottle. Mahogany coloured with an off-white foam. Aromas are rye bread with weetabix. Lightly nutty with grain. Flavours are grain with burnt toffee and cola. Bitter hops with a warming finish. Simple yet decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2008
This brew pours a clear dark amber color with a medium fluffy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Small patches and strings of lacing. Aroma of malt and barley plus a little rye. Light body with flavors of bready malt, hops and rye. The finish has a doughy malt flavor and a mild hops aftertaste that does not linger long. Slightly above average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
2011-04-17. Crisp brown body with a modest aroma, bready, pleasantly grainy aroma. 6+ Flavour is similar, sweet malt base, grainy accents, light bitterness. 6+ Average bodied palate. Enjoyable. Bottle shared by Radek


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