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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
maeib (8749) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
[3682-20110416] 355mL bottle. Popcorn aroma has lightly toasted caramel malt note. Clear, dark amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Toasted bread crusts flavour has a sweet bread crumb note to it. Medium body. Drinkable, interesting underlying dimension. (7/3+/7+/3/15) 3.5
(c/o RadekKliber, w/ him, jerc, JoeMcPhee)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8113) - Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle to pint. Looks good; a semi-transparent brown with off-white lacing. Smells of caramel malt, dark fruit, and dough. Tastes like it smells with a nice rye tingle. A decent winter ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2011
i’m gonna go grind a homeless guy, wait? what!?! .. . Pours a dark tawny brown, damn good lacing with low head .. . light berries, wood oil, reduced brandy, and light nuts .. . pretty tasty, name fits this nicely, it really is a mild xmas beer .. . another goose island class act .. . I’ve never seen eyes so dilated! I could lose myself in them...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
35,5 cl bottle @ O’Hara’s Freehouse. Rated on 22.01.2011
Aroma is somewhat malty with chocolate and some metallic notes. Flavour is also malty with semi‐dark chocolate, some coffee, hints of hay and metallic notes. Drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7887) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7851) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours brown with a medium off white head. The aroma is light roasted, dark fruit, light molasses and light hops. The flavour is light roasted with notes of nuts, bread and some dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7850) - 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.


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