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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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. Itís spelled differently because itís Vonderful.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2309) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 26, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber thanks to Mike. Nutty, floral, slightly acidic, toffee, pine. Interesting winter warmer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5015) - 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.

3.6
   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.

4.9
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at Laughing Planet. Dark brown in color with a smooth tan head. Slightly nutty taste with some malt and roasted flavors. Not overly roasted...a solid winter beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (748) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bomber. Caramel, spice and nuts. Mild roasted flavors. Lightly boozy with a bitter bite at the end. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Changed (360) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Aged 22oz with Movis. Canít rember appearance. Aroma and flavor is dark and rich: caramel, toffee, a little hops, and a yeasty malt finish. Alcohol presence is in your face, but only ~6 in actuality. A bug, tasty beer-- my favorite winter warmer to date.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (1747) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Strong in terms of flavor, not alcohol content. It tastes like itís 80 proof, but itís only a gentle 6.4%.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Ruby-brown beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and sweet caramel aroma with light pine. Pine and malt flavor with toffee and light darker malts. Medium bodied. Pine and darker malts linger with light toffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (781) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bomber. Dark reddish brown colored with a thin layer of sudsy tan head. Lots of caramel, biscuits and figs in the aroma with a bit of currant and nutty malts at the end. Roasted caramel malt and spiced bread dominate the flavor along with some cocoa, prune and raisin notes in the background. Also some mild herbal hops bitterness in the finish. The body is relatively smooth with plenty of carbonation to round it out. Well-made Winter Warmer with a nice Pacific Northwest style hops bite to it.


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