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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our "winter warmer" ale, brewed with copious helpings of English malts and US and English hops, a ruddy hued "Imperial ESB" in style. Full malty flavors dancing with powerful hop aromas and a lingering, firm hop bitterness. Seasonally available from mid October to February.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40445) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight caramelish. Caramelish, bitter and slight herbal hoppy. Bitter and dry malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has malt, caramel, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops and alcohol. Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a clear amber with a smal off-white head. Sweet caramel in the nose. Solid body, sweet dried dark fruits, some brown sugar, a phenollic touch. Some warming alcohol in the finish. 270411

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruitymalty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 Cask at Churchkey. Cloudy amber with chunks and floaties, medium light tan bubbles, just around the edge of the glass. Aroma of bread and caramel. Nicely hopped but with a good malt balance. Taste has a few splinters of oak, very subtle. Longish bitter finish. Nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Tap at Rattle n Hum way back when - NYC. Pours clear brown with a fine, off-white foam head. Lots of rich malts in here, caramel, ripe fruits, bread, modest earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet and lightly warming to finish, further hefty malts, toasted caramel. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15621) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2008 Fall 2008: Golden amber. The aroma is earthy with lots of caramelly malt and abundant earthy, woody hops. Sweet, with earthy nuances, lots of earthy, slightly lemony bitterness. Drinks easy, but has intensity, too. Chocolate malt emerges in the finish.

Spring 2006: Orangey-brown colour. The aroma shows earth, chocolate, a little bit of crystal malt and bright orangey hops. The flavour is robust with those orangey hops meeting strong toasty notes with light chocolate in the background. Hefty bitterness and a blast of alcohol round things out. 7-3-7-3-14 = 3.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - white head. Roasted, ok malty, sweetness, caramel, light bitterness, toasted, amber malts, dried fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14079) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours dark ruddy copper with an off-white smear. It smells quite malty, almost with a chocolate note. Not getting hop. Or maybe something herby/floral. Full bodied. Rather fresh roast caramel. A little sweet, but there’s a lot of hop. Floral mostly. A little thickish; a little sweetish; a lot hoppish. Yet it seems florally refreshing. Finishing very lightly sweet, but with a lot of hop. Unusual result.

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