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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Baby, when it’s cold outside, wrap yourself up in this seasonal Engligh-Style old ale brewed with a slightly spicy combination of malts and leafy hops.


bpreo's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (2018) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Very strong, great taste and flavor. This one will sneak up on you if you drink it too fast. Perfect for the holidays. I don’t think there is a better Winter Seasonal beer out there.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (2263) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015

Lukt: Citrus og karamell.
Utseende: Rødbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Citrsu med en karamell avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Ales & Lagers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@7,3%, Når@14.06.2015

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1827) - Alabama, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours looking very nice: A dark, coppery auburn amber with a decent, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is somewhat like a barley wine. A strong caramel, some pith and resin, some red fruitiness. Taste is semi-sweet, plenty of caramel, pencil shavings, pith, somewhat like an English strong. British orange preservatives - the unsweetened kind. Surprisingly light, low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4824) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 28, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with small to average, dense, fluffy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Sweaty, resinous hoppy aroma is supported by malty toffee and caramel notes. Taste is dry hoppy, slightly piney and resinous, a touch of candied orange zest, nuttily malty basis, some caramel and toffee; not without watery stages. Kind of diluted Barley Wine; or, to contribute another facet to a well-kept legend, this is how the passage-surviving, stronger brewed and hopped beers would have tasted like, if the colonialists actually had them watered down as originally intended.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Poured reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and bitter hops. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, medium bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcon25 (231) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle pour at home, deep amber color pour, bitter wort aroma, taste spice burnt hops, slight bitter taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7431) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
355 ml bottle. No freshness info.
Pours clear mahogany color with a medium sized head. Sweet malty on the nose, some caramel, resin, maybe faint pine notes and very faint notes of vanilla. Some raisins start to appear as it warms up a bit. Sweet caramel-toffee-vanilla meshed flavor, some malty notes, lots of resin and sweet fruits. Probably not very fresh, hops seem a bit muted out, also, there’s not enough body to back up the alcohol nor the sweetness. So not the best outcome one could hope for. No trouble finishing this one though.
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Dark amber in color, with a thick white head. Easy drinking Winter beer. I was hoping for a bigger beer as this is a winter beer. Nice beer with a good finish. Nice spice additions.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Keg at the taproom, 10/11/14. Almost clear chestnut brown topped with a moderate beige swirl. Nose is nutty, light dung, brown bread, sugar. Taste comprises earthy hops, pine, biscuit, toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Muddled - pretty so so.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3404) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle. Amber, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty caramel sweetish aroma, light tropical fruitiness, some piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and fruitiness, some piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and and faint fruitiness, piney - light citrus hoppyness, faint alcohol. OK strong ale. Not overly too sweet - bit too much caramel though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Neorej80 (332) - - FEB 21, 2015
Bitter aroma without lots of herbs. Also a bit of bread and wheat. Haylike bitterness comes first, than sweet citrus, some pine and herbs. Dry bitter aftertaste.


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