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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2010
I really enjoy a beer thats taste is as the aroma advertised. The flavors unfold in layers starting with malt then caramel changing into a mild coffee and rye then hops finish quick and exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Newk (299) - - JAN 9, 2012
poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown color with a 1" head very grain driven nose. Crackers and rye grains along with roasted malts, chocolate and some toffee as well medium bodied, but lacking a bit in the flavor department. Mostly roasted malts, some coffee and grains. Very good smooth feel though. It doesn’t drop off at any point A very good and drinkable beer. Tasty, but seems to lack a slight bit for me

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft. Creay head that had nice retention, off white/tan. Nice rasion aroma with a slight malt backing. Very soft medium body beer. Malt forward, slight malt sweetness with a hint of caramel. Excellent beer. Nice mild winter seasonal.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Pours an amber brown with a thick off-white head. Aromas of rye bread and caramel. Spicy flavor up front from the rye with a long dry finish. A very nice sesion ale.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Pours dark brown. White head. Aroma of caramel, malt, vanilla. Toffee flavor and caramel. Mild brown ale flavors. Medium body. Good solid beer

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Mild aroma, deep beautiful copper/brown color (filtered?), excellent taste, thin palate. Solid beer.

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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Draft. Deep brown pour with a thick creamy head. Aroma of toffee, dried fruit, a little chocolate. Taste is pretty heavy malt at first, then some breadiness and a little caramel. Dry finish. Mild is definitely the operative word here.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2009
I was surprised at how much i enjoyed this beer. a sweetness mixes with a little bit of spice that i really like. Caramel notes linger on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sawbuck (246) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Nice deep brown color....spicy molasses aroma...sweet up front with a hearty finish. Nice.


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