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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle courtesy of CanIhave4beers. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of rye, roses, some earthy hops. Tastes sweet with some nice rye elements and a hint of bitterness on the finish. This would definitely be one of my go to beers this time of the year if I had access.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. Medium brown with a decent, off-white head. Chewy slightly sweet, cereal malts, tart fruit and a big, bitter finish. Good, but not particularly mild.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2011
330 ml bottle @ O’Hara’s.
Pours a dark brown colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of dried fruits and toasted malts. Flavour of dried fruits, nuts, bread, toasted malts and hops. Medium bodied and a thin mouthfeel. Bitterish finish. Easy and pleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber to medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), with notes of grape juice, cinnamon, dirt. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Cheap and clunky smelling, kinda dump bucket-like. Somewhat dirty aftertaste as well. Not very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6206) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2010
Biggish offwhite head. Deep brown body. Deep earthy malty aroma with peanuts and straw notes. Vivid and clear. Dry-sweetish strawy grainy earthy caramel taste with chocolatey notes. Rounded, smoothish mouthfeel. Fullish body. Dryish earthy roasty peas and wood aftertaste with caramelly notes. Excellent! (0.355l bottle, ?, CPH.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6192) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6173) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6166) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
355 ml bottle.
Originally rated on 20101220.
Pours amber color with a medium head. Aroma of fruits, grain, coffee, some yeast notes and malts. Flavor of caramel, faint chocolate and coffee, hops, resin and grainy malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2012
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm, 13 Dec 2011) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dark bread, dark fruit, prunes, raisins and slightly spicy yeast aromas. Malty, fruity taste with notes of chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and a mild spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, slightly sweetish. Quite enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2008
Objectively speaking: Spicy, malty and cerealic ale that lacks a bit of the usual Goose Island focus.
I like: Interesting (and surprisingly soft) orangey, earthy, tea-like hoppiness. Chewy cerealic maltiness. A bit chaotic fruitiness (grape, apricot) leans toward leather.
I dislike: Rather dull dark copper hue. The fun hops could certainly be bolder, the heavy rye would hold it up. More simple than expected.


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