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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Clear amber with creamy light tan head. Aroma is earthy hop tinged with some caramle maltiness. Taste is more earthy hoppy than malty, but fairly well-balanced. Good bitter swallow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle at Black Squirrel. Lots of caramel and malt, and a bit of Christmas spice. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber/tawny with an average, frothy and bubbly cream colored head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (biscuit, light toast, nutty, caramel), light hops (woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of light brown sugar and earth/cellar. Flavor is heavy malt (biscuit, light toast, nutty, caramel), light hops (woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of light brown sugar and earth/cellar. Medium-light body, low warmth, medium creaminess and carbonation with a medium-dry finish. This is a nice, easy to drink, session ale.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2007
12oz bottle labeled bottled on 11/16/06. Poured a medium and clear copperish color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, honey, and all around fruity. Tastes of caramel, fruity, and had almost a sourish/bitter finish. Thin body that was bordering on watery. Some lacing left on the glass.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8210) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2008
Tap at Downtown Bar and Grill. Slightly hazy deep amber colour. Aroma is quite clean and malty. Soft toasted malt, grainy and fresh tasting. Flavour is quite simple with light pale malt, a hint of toast and honey. Light caramel. Fairly clean. It’s pretty simple, but it’s not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2005
some spices. Not much hops, lager a bit past due. Thanks Kid Presentable. Decent darker colour, no head to speak of. A bit of aroma. Bitter, even acidic and some malts. Dry metallic and pepper aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown color with a thin creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of banana, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, earthy notes and citrus hops. The taste is banana, caramel, toffee, earthy and nutty finish. Thin-medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Thin and sweet...Similar to a scottish ale…Touches of honey and complacent malt…

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Copper colored with aroma of caramel malt, spoice, some hops. Tastes malty, with some finishing hops, toffee, and cinnamon. Not real complex.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Dark winter is tasty, albeit simple. Light and delicious. Floral winter notes. Rated 4/15/10


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