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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Clear copper red color/ ivory head. Nutty, spicy caramel aromas. medium body. Nutty, grainy dark bread, spicy, toffee flavors--classic pnw winter ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2011
Traded bottle. Pours a darker chestnut color with a very thin, bubbly, khaki head and a little lacing. Relatively light flavor that trends towards fruity, almost perfumey at times. Flavor is hop bitterness but missing some of the malt balance. Agree that there is some spice from the hops where they seem a little green. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2011
22 oz bottle from the brewery - Greats you with a nice, warm dark copper glow and a slightly off-white head. Hoppy aroma, but not too bitter on the flavor. This is a very good one. Makes me want to cozy up in front of a fire after a day of shredding the mountain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
Cloudy copper,fast fading beige head.Carmel & brown sugar nose.Sugary sweet start,mellow molasses mid,very late arriving medium hop end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2010
22 oz Bomber f/Secret Santa-Cloudy copper pour w/a slight tan head & good lacing which lasted thru the brew.Roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor w/traces of caramel & nuts, but also has a nice floral hop bite on the finish. Smooth easy drinking Winter Warmer w/a long malty finish. Nice brew, not overly complex, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2338) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2010
22oz from "Lamb’s Thriftway" Wilsonville, OR. $5.49 Pours a handsome chesnut brown with some dark red hints and a gorgeous thick tan head. Very malty aroma to this one, caramel,cereal and bread dominate Taste is also malt driven..semi-bitter malts..dark chocolate, french Roast Coffee and some hazelnut.Some candysugar sweetness then finished off by a deep hop bitterness..thats lasts. Nice mouthfeel, not to shabby. Overall a nice malty winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Tap @ the airport Laurelwood. Pours a brownish clear red with a pillowy head that is quite thin. A bit lighter and thinner than other typical winter ales. Smell is biscuity and roasty with some hints of spice; specifically cinnamon and nutmeg. Slight malt coming through on the nostrils. Taste is big on burnt toast, caramel, heavy malt and maple flooding the mid palate, all leading to a lovely toasty, malty and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - NOV 22, 2010
Medium brown, wonderful pour with light tan creamy head that never leaves. Soft sweet caramel, light milk chocolate, toffee, nice mellow citrus. Good inviting sweet bitterness paves the way for soft malts and plenty of fruits, cherry woodiness, Excellent fruit, orange, light soft yummy spice. This is really really really tasty. Mild bitterness. Soo smooth so awesome. What an excellent beer. Smooth creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Draught. First thought, looks like a porter, tastes like a DIPA. But there’s more, Hoppy aroma, with malt overtones. Piney IPA taste, with a note of caramel. As the beer warms, the maltiness increases. Malt finish with competing hop and roast notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a good-sized off-white head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is nuts, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and hops. Medium mouthfeel with a nice warmth. This is a good beer...a little under-rated IMO. Very enjoyable.

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