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RATINGS: 741   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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2001
One of my favorite American seasonals.Nice copper color with a good balance of holiday spices.Pretty consistant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2001
Opened the bottle. Took a whiff. Great aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg. Poured it, nice copper color, but seemed thin. Taste was sweet, more cinnamon and nutmeg, and then a taste like liquid pumpkin pie. Very nice to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2001
Interesting... Heavy on the cinnamon, with nutmeg not far behind. Happily, not ’fruity,’ otherwise it would taste like a damn fruitcake. Before drinking this beer, just understand that it is not like ’normal’ beer, and it’s not intended to be. It is candy-like and festive, for the holiday season. I don’t particularly care for ’Holiday’ or ’Winter’ beers, but this one wasn’t too bad. It was a little too sweet for my buds, but it kept my attention. And as Bill noted, and I agree, it did leave a ’minty’ sort of flavor behind. And the cinnamon kind of dried out the roof of my mouth. Other than that, it seemed pretty well made. If you like cinnamon, this beer is a must.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2001
Taste like melted pumpkin pie. Sounds shitty but its pretty good. Only drawback - a little thin.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
John Wentworth99 (10) - CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
’Chick beer?’ Shame on you. Harpoon Winter Warmer is the SINGLE BEST BREW I’ve ever had. And the only one I’ve given perfect marks to. I look forward every year to the brief experience of the mellow flavor, the smooth aftertaste, the consistently identical flavor in batch after batch, year after year...never have I had anything better.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2001
Nothing says Christmas like cinnamon and nutmeg and this is exactly what this beer tastes like. Now before you frown, let me tell you it works in this creation. A very festive and tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 12, 2001
After having dissapointed with this years Winter offerings (in general), this one seemed to have more potential, judging by the full, spicy aroma. The cinnamon and nutmeg were very prominent in aroma and taste, but they pulled it off well (if you like those spices). Sweet, spicy aftertaste, too. Tasted a bit like a bolder Old Fezziwig...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
young (45) - Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2001
Nice spicy brew. Pumpkin pie spice is pretty well done, if just slightly overpowering. A bit on the thin side. Good beer for a cold night, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 5, 2001
This is what I would have wanted a pumpkin brew to taste like, needs a pilsner glass to really bring out the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2000
Spicy is the word. You can really smell and taste the cinnamon and nutmeg. Very dry and hoppy. While it was pretty tasty, it was tough to finish and somehow left a very minty taste in my mouth which I didn’t care for.

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