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RATINGS: 733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Harpoon Winter Warmer is a full-bodied rich ale that uses a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg to achieve its spirited flavor. Perfect for the holidays!
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast, Flavoring (cinnamon and nutmeg).


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Yes, this one IS all about the nutmeg, som cinnamon, but overpowered by the nutmeg. I liked that the thin body and short finish helped do away with the spices rather quickly. Bonus point - my wife liked this one a lot.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Orange/amber colored with basically no head. Aroma is cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is of the spices, but has a stale taste to it. Other than the aroma this one isnt very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Orange-brown coloring with little head. Rich spicy smell of cinnamon and nutmeg. Tastes of nutmeg and cinnamon, is slightly acidic. Leaves a dry nutmeg aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 (Draught and bottle samples) Tis’ the season for a good winter brew... Pours a clear dark amber-brown with a small off-white head. Flavor of pine, caramel, nutmeg, leaves, allspice, cinnamon, and nuts. Flavor of pine, nuts, caramel, cinnamon, and clove.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Nutmeg aroma, not much else though. Nutmeg flavor, touch of malt. Medium body. Lingering spice aftertaste. Not bad but could use a bit more going on than just the spice.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 Amber color with minimal to no head retention! Nutmeg, nutmeg, nutmeg!!! That's all I smell!!!!! If I wanted that much damn nutmeg, I'd have bought some egg nog, poured some dried nutmeg on it, and drank that! When the hell are brewers going to get it that a little goes a long way!!!!! Also cinnamon, but to a lesser extent. No malt, no hop aroma, just nutmeg and cinnamon!!!! It's seemingly well balanced, but has little malt flavor; Fairly dry on the palate, a slight fruitiness. Medium bodied w/ a moderate carbonation and a nice evenly balanced m/f overall. Not smooth, not astringent, but balanced. Let me preface my overall impression by saying I don't like spiced beers. This is not a winter warmer, this is a spiced beer IMHO!!!!! Too mucy nutmeg and not enough malt to balance the flavor. I'll give the rest of this sixer away to others! Again, just MHO!!!!! I might give this beer one more shot and rate it again tomorrow, but I'm not holding out much hope that it will improve! Next day, still don't really like it!!!!!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Dark amber hue with a small rocky off-white head and little lace. Aroma had a big spicy nose of cinnamon and allspice with additional cereal, roasted malt, floral hops, leather, plum, and apple notes. Tasted like a spicy fruit cake, not much bitterness. Dry and chalky finish, can taste the spices forever. Alcohol was well hidden. Medium-bodied with a surprising thin mouthfeel. Spiced just right, not overpowering. Still could have used a bit more hops for better balance. Respectable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 I celebrated the first bitterly cold night of the season (as well as the lunar eclipse) with this seasonal ale. Acidic and pungent dessert-style beer. Strong pumpkin & cinnamon flavors dominate the festive ale. A really upfront beer. All the taste is immediate like a malty explosion amd there is little left to the palate or to the finish. Nice ABV %. Dark red in color. Like eating a gingerbread house or licking my mom's potpourri!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fishonmyplane (350) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2003
On tap. It has a nice aroma of spices, which certainly makes me think of the holidays. The flavor is almost exclusively of cinnamon, with very little maltiness. It's pretty good but, much like a pumpkin beer, I think it would be hard to drink much of this stuff in one session.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mribm (450) - Hurley, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Bottled. The first sip of this beer put me in a festive, Christmas mood and it's only October 24th. The aroma and taste was loaded with pleasant spices, reminiscent of the holidays. The only problem with this beer was that it didn't have enough malt or alcohol for a winter warmer. Very much worth trying this season.


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