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Green Flash Winterís Folly
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Winter Warmer. Imperial Red Ale with spices and dry hopped.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
January 18th, 2012 - It must be hard to sell a winter warmer in San Diego, and it must be even harder to sell it by calling it "Winter Warmer." I can see confused San Diegans picking up a bottle and looking down at the label, then past the glass down at their feet adorned in sandals, and then back at the label. Still, if one drinks this as a dark brew and not as a treatment to ward off cold and bitter snow, itís a unique, eccentric brew worth tasting. The smell features raisins and touches of candied pecans and light brown sugar. The flavor is spicier; sharp and packed with roasted pecans and walnuts, this brewís flavor is so nutty it is almost bitter, like the aftertaste of an undercooked almond. Is it a winter warmer? I donít feel any warmer, and I donít think Iíd be quivering with beer lust to have this on a snowy day, but the flavor profile is unique, and worth it for the inveterate beer drinker who looks for new and interesting beer profiles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2060) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
Draught. Pours a deep copper, beige head. Hoppy, spicy aroma, toasted, caramel, cinnamon, dried fruits. Semi-sweet, medium to full body, medium bitterness, creamy CO2. Malty, spicy taste, chocolate, hops, caramel, toffee, spruce, dried fruits. (2012-04-30)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Tap @ brewery. Dark but clear amber pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is light pine, char, caramel, roasted malt, and subtle spice on the finish. Taste is a heavy roasted malt/char character with some pine, hop bitterness, and a sweet, nearly medicinal caramel taste. Noticeable hop bitterness on the finish. Nice, unique beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
i was warned by the bartender that most people were not liking this beer. i figured iíd give it a shot anyway. pour was fairly dark and on par with what iíd expect from a winter warmer. taste was nothing like i was expecting, not a witner warmer like i had thought, a dark fruit and caramel infused bitter bomb. mild herbal and floral notes with an aggressive bitter finish. kind of beer you have to taste over and over to really get whats going on. a cool and unique beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4359) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Red/brown pour, with a light tan head. Carel malt, light spice, pine needles, herbal hops, bread, and moderately bitter. Ok

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
On tap @ Toronado SD: Poured a dark brown liquid into a snifter glass with almost no formation of head. Aroma is to faint and weak to pick up on other than a touch of dark fruit. The flavor is semi sweet with a taste of dark roast malts that also boast a taste of fig, raisin, and an unripe plum. A really different beer recipe that has me confused as to what style of beer this actually is. Finish is a somewhat astringent though with an aftertaste of sweat or metal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
On tap. Pours with a hazy brownish body with a lasting and thick tan head. Aromas are of cola, hoppy, brown sugar, malty, pine, and bready. Light spice. Flavors are a bit too sweet for my taste, malt forward, brown sugar, cardamom and lightly herbal/grassy. Medium to slightly sticky body, moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Dark cola brown in color with a one finger tan head. Hoppy aroma with mild spice, toffee, And citrusy hops. Caramel and toffee malt base along with citrusy hops. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Pretty enjoyable overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 16, 2011
On tap at Breakwind brewery. Clear golden brownish with a fluffy off white head. Sweet floral citrus hops aroma. Tastes of sweet molasses citrus and light brown sugar.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
On tap at Green Flash tasting room: Rootbeer color with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel and fruity. Flavor starts fruity with burnt caramel followed by grapefruit and a lingering dry orangy finish. Medium body is tangy with lively carbonation.


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