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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A rich and malty, slightly sweet Winter Ale. Skillful use of brown sugar, honey, and six malts contribute to complex, warming character of this brew. Available October through March.

Bitterness Units: 32
ABV: 6.0%
Date of Introduction: Winter of 1995
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Crystal, Chocolate, Caramel and Black
Hops: Nugget and Mt. Hood

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (4616) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Aroma is gritty and slightly nutty malts. The flavor is mildly nuttiness, fruit and gritty malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Poured a clear amber with a very thin white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, nuts, cereal, herbs, and a faint earthiness. Taste is caramel, herbs, maple, nuts, and cereal. A little too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Cloudy amber color with no head. Very faint aroma of caramel. Taste is similar to the nose with an additional hoppiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bcmartin627 (1) - - DEC 3, 2012 does not count
A slightly better than average ale-pours a deep amber color with white head that dissipates rather quickly. This beer does not sit heavily, has a delicate aroma of brown sugar and honey, and its sweet taste has a clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
odinstyr (604) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a clear amber-red with a small off-white head. Smells of bread, nuts, floral. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter, malty with moderate hops. A decent brew but not spectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Art (2236) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Pretty average semi malty ale. I could drink a sixes of these during a winter movie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
From a bottle poured a light brown color with a small amount of head. Malty hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Une petite bouteille. Un liquide cuivré ou doré, c’est selon. Un anneau de mousse, sans plus. Un nez inefficace. Des saveurs qui vont et qui viennent. Des malts sucrés étranges. Une bouche mince et une texture aqueuse. Une finale qui n’en est pas une. Pas mauvais. Seulement pauvre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3573) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
Bière dorée assez foncée avec une belle couche de mousse. La bouteille a été offerte par Patrick. Le nez est discret, les arômes se font absentes, il y a ce qui me semble des effluves de bières commerciales. La bouche est sucrée, commerciale, drôle d’amertume en fin de bouche. Pas trop mon style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Deep amber color with a short lived off white head. Nose with some peat and lots of sweet brown sugar. Sweet beer with lots of iced tea, white sugar, and some roasted grains. Not my favorite style and not an interesting one of those.

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