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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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (5965) - 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.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
On tap at Clybourn and had a bottle back home. The rye really does add a nice flavor. Everyone should give this beer a go.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5938) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Draft at sb. Pours an opaque dark mahogany. Dense creamy tan head. Mild caramel nose with soft molasses and walnut husk accents. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Caramel, molasses, nuts, and bread crust mid palate. Mild bread crust finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5917) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (5880) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5875) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5746) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Tap at Clybourn and served in a MBA pint glass, My #100 Goose Island rating!

Coppery to deep brown hue with a small lasting frothy off-white head and very good lacing. The aroma has notes of caramel, rye, papery and chalky oxidization, hint of apple, and spicy hop vapours. The taste is twangy acidic fruits and snappy rye bread. Some grassy and herbal hops balance the palate. The finish is part bread and allspice. The mouth feel is lively and sharp, very refreshing. Outside a weak nose this is a very good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle. Amber with a thin off white head. Light spicy rye aroma with some light sweeter notes. The flavor is well balanced. Rye notes are up front, but don’t dominate. A light caramel sweetness, with some nice spicy hop notes. A very solid sessionable winter seasonal.


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