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RATINGS: 525   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8153) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8035) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 First rating
Draught at the "Tribeca Tap Room", Greenwitch st NYC, on January 28, 2012
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty scent, some roasted notes. Sweet, roasted, cream, minty fresh taste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
I’d drink it again, it is very nice!
7/4/8/3/14=3.6

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Draught at Abraxas, Miami Beach, on December 2, 2012.
Clear brown color, tan head. Fruity, sweet, malty taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Sweet malty scent.
6/4/7/3/13=3.3

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
12oz bottle, bottled 11/16/2011. Clear brown color, light tan head leaving some lace. An interesting aroma. Very roasty, like dried herbs. My mom sampled some and said tea leaves or tobacco, I can see that. Nice sweet malty caramel / maple syrup / sweet tea taste. Pretty decent and drinkable winter ale. Interesting roasty taste. Some chocolate aroma. Decent (lighter) dark / ripe fruit aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
deyholla (7302) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Sampled at the 2010 Indiana Winterfest. Poured an amber brown with an off-white head. Strong malt note with notes of bread and a bit of mustiness. Flavor was similar with strong one note malt and an even stronger mustiness to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7233) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
BOTTLE: brown pour, tan/offwhite head. Aroma of grain, light malt, almost some Belgian character to the nose. Taste was mild citrus, spice, rye. I really enjoyed this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
@ the Goose Island in O’Hare Airport, Concourse C. Medium-dark brown, thin light tan head. Sweet, lightly spicy, bready dark malts with a medium bitterness in the finish. Sessionable, tsty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7224) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a thin ring of spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of semi-sweet toasty grainy rye notes with some English hops and light grapefruity character. Starts with average fullness and a light malty sweetness with some toasted caramel and spicy rye notes before a grassy hoppy, lightly citric finish. Pretty smooth and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2010 Sample poured from a bottle at Cincy Beerfest. Pours an unusual orange-brown color with some cloudiness and a small tan head that doesn’t last long. I didn’t realize this was a rye beer until looking it up later but definitely picked up on that in the nose, with notes of caramel malts and other spices. Flavor also has a lot of rye, with notes of toast, earthy hops, caramel malts, nutmeg, and pepper. Medium bodied, with active carbonation and a sharp bite from that and the spices. Dry, spicy finish. Interesting beer, not at all what I expected. RE-RATE: Had at The Royale on a Tuesday night beer showcase, 11/30/10. This has a smooth, rich, nutty aroma and flavor that didn’t hit me as hard the first time I tried it. I really enjoyed it this time around, though. Not a whole lot of other notes to add except that this is a really nice sessionable beer, even if the ABV is well out of true "mild" range.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7030) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish pour with white head, aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, hints of slight nuts, hints of spice, earth, slight chocolate powder. Taste is a nice mix of slight cardboard, chocolate, hints of vanilla, toffee, hints of rye, finishing fairly bitter, rye in there, slightly dry.


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