Kennebunkport Winter Ale
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Crafted in Maine by one of New England’s most respected breweries, Kennebunkport Winter Ale boasts a warm, easy-drinking disposition — rich and nutty, with medium malt character and a hoppy finish. It’s the kind of bottle you want to crack after a day making snow angels or while enjoying the warm glow of a fire and a game of Boggle. It also makes a sturdy companion to a hearty bowl of stew. Cascade, Tettnang, Fuggles, & Goldings – they may sound like the names of cartoon characters, but they are actually the hops used to brew Kennebunkport Winter Ale. (from Trader Joe website)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Pours a lovely red/amber with a small tan head and some lacing. The aroma has some dark malt that gives a fig-like smell, as well a small amount of hops. The flavor malt and plums up front, with a slightly sweet aftertaste and some hop bitterness in the background. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (2312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
From Trader Joe’s. Pleasantly surprised by this. Nicely balanced some nice minerals. Not super complex but not bad. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3849) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2012
12oz bottle 4/6/12 (Trader Joe’s Naperville)-40° in Snifter-Pours a dark amber with a small tan head. Aroma of sweetness, fruits, toffee, roasted malt, and caramel. Taste of the same with some hops on the back end. This full bodied brew is not too shabby. I was not expecting much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3831) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2012
It poured a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of barley, fruit and some flowery hops and clove. The flavor was of bread, toast, coffee, and some dark chocolate. A very good American Strong Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2012
The aroma is grainy and metallic with nuts and a toasted quality. The appearance is dark amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter nutty finish. The palate is average. Overall a decent beer but not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
KBC Winter Ale from the local Trader Joe’s. Nice pour - a deep, clear reddish brown body with a sustained spongy tan head. The aroma was lightly toasted nutty malts, a hint of dark dried fruit, and some soft floral scents. The flavor of this medium-bodied ale was much the same but had a modest earthy bitterness that remained in the dry finish. A pleasant surprize.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5738) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2012
I would have called this an English Strong Ale. Dark red color. Thin head that lasts until the end of the beer. Aroma has hops, alcohol, and malt sweet, and I pick them up in that order. Flavor is dry, but there is some caramel and more dry hops, with a finish that combines lightly sweet malt with dry, bitter hops. It drank pretty good. From Trader Joes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2012
12 oz single as "KBC Winter Ale" from Trader Joes ,Salem OR. $1 Nice darker amber colored ale..with reddish tones. A small yet persistent tan head..turns to great lashings of lace Good toasty cereal aromas and fresh roasted coffee beans,some hazelnuts and raisin too..nice stuff. Smooth yet bitter tasting beer..semi dark chocolate,cream,burnt toast,oats then nice herbal/slight resinous hops. Good and drinkable on the tongue for such a heavy beer. Overall very pleased with this stuff.Its a marvel it survived at all given the terrible treatment TJs hands out to beer. best $1 beer ever

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Marketed at Trader Joe’s as K.B.C. Winter Fest. Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a clear, dark brown color with long-lasting off-white foam with lace. Aromas of roasted barley, coffee, fruity and flowery hops (more refined English than American profiles,) citrus zest, berries, even some pepper and clove. Flavors of bread, nuts, toast, toffee, caramelized brown sugar, coffee, dark chocolate, tartness reminiscent of a fine dunkelweizen. Medium body, creamy and chewy mouthfeel, tart and tangy finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwMcGill (20) - DES Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Purchased from Trader Joe’s. Poured in to a tulip glass. Pours a mild head that leaves quickly. Nice aroma of caramel malt. Nice nutty flavor with medium bitterness. Surprisingly good beer for Trader Joe’s. Much better than I expected and a good value purchase. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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