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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
This strong ale is as rich and complex as it is drinkable. A blend of six malts and four hops creates an ale with deep carmel character, spicy hop flavor and a dry roasty finish. It’s spelled differently because it’s Vonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Muddy amber color. Sips med bodied and very well ballanced. Slight hop bitter balance in the middle to make this a very smooth a seemingly session able brew, but the abv is 6+....so careful :). Winter warmer, why not. Sessi in able amber, yes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2013 22oz Bottle - Pours crimson red with a tan head. Aroma and flavors are subtly complex in a way that you can tell their there but don’t come through in the fashion that you’d expect from a winter seasonal. Hops and Malts are the showcase but once again SUBTLE. I purchase one bottle every year and it does changes a little year to year. Not Bad, but not delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12/7/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber color with a white head. Aromas of caramel, sweet roasted malt and light fruit. Caramel flavors, slightly sweet on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bomber thanks to MikeJ. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. A sweet nose of roast and chocolates. The flavor really comes in like a nice Porter with roast, coffee, deep sweet malts, dry, light earth. Very enjoyable, I’d like to try this again. Something between a BW and Porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - APR 27, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Mike
Appearance: Clear dark amber with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Malty, toffee and spices
Taste: Toasted malts, spices and herbal

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeJslc (769) - USA - APR 26, 2013
Copper, very clear, thin beige head. Aroma of toasty malt, a little alcohol. Flavor is toasty malt, a little resiny hops, touch of toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 26, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber thanks to Mike. Nutty, floral, slightly acidic, toffee, pine. Interesting winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5123) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Big malt aroma and flavor. This also has tons of great spice and deep caramel flavors. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Draft @ PDX. Deep brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of toffee, bready malt, fruity and citrus. Flavor is toffee/caramel malt with a medium hop bitterness and some fruity esters. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Really nice beer, malty but some hop character balances this only out nicely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Lovely hoppy aroma, rich flavor and wonderful warm winter palette . Now this is a true winter ale, pours a lovely dark red and has the most wonderful rich hoppy flavor, perfect for those winter evening in front of the fire. Highly recommended ale and really is a Vinter Varmer.

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