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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Mac Frost is a big, rich beer in the tradition of English strong ales. We begin with pale and Munich malt along with three varieties of caramel malt for gusto and big, creamy flavor. For balance we add Northern Brewer hops for bitterness and East Kent Goldings for aroma. We take it even further in the finish by dry-hopping Mac Frost with Oregon’s own Willamette hops and English Colthup Goldings. The result is tantalizing; a big beer that delivers with savory malts and complex, lingering hop spice on the tongue and in the nose. This beer will complement your holiday cheer like no other.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2010
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Mac Frost Winter Ale--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (3.0 / 5.0) Hazy dull copper amber color. Rich lacy light tan head. Mild Winter spice yeasty light hop front. Heather Scottish spice notes in medium sweet malty Scottish yeasty fruit body. Rich sediment. Yeasty end. Sampled 12/28/2002. MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company MacFrost Winter Ale 2003 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear dark ruby bronze color. Medium lacy head. Roasted cinnamon nutmeg rich spicy mild East Kent Goldings hop front. Thick sweet tangy roasted spice big rich caramel malt body. Hot spicy mild citrus hop end. High Final Gravity. Sampled 12/30/2003. MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company MacFrost Winter Ale--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV.--30 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Reddish lacy head. Clear dark ruby red color. Mild Kent Goldings hop nutmeg spice front. Tangy sweet toasted black cherry caramel malty mild English doughy biscuit spice body. Clean mild hop spice end. Sampled 12/10/2004.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2009
I remember this being a fairly solid winter ale, nothing too special but at the time I was drinking it I wasn’t as into craft beer as I am now. Nice maltiness and some dark fruit, fairly smooth on the palate, a little thin. Not too shabby.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
From the bottle. Sampled at Logan’s Pre-GABF party. Brownish color with a smallish head. Dark fruits and touches of dustiness. Very Barleywine like. Not Bad

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
2003 Vintage. Poured a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Some paper oxidized notes. Dark fruity malt with raisins and figs. The flavor was of aged thin malt and a bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Name: MacFrost
Date: 10/10/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Logan Pre-GABF
Vintage: 2003

cloudy dark amber, fine beige head, specks of lace, dark caramel malt aroma with a light spicyness, aged dark caramel malt flavor, justa touch of sweetness is balanced by the spices, light earthy bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Semi-dark brown color with no head whatsoever, very little in the nose, of what was there was a slight hint of yeast & sweet malt, very light body, thin & watery, bready yeast flavors dominate the palate with only a slight hint of chocolate & almond, thin finish with more yeast & nuts, unimpressive

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Deep brown body with a slight reddish hue. A large tan frothy head, pretty. The aroma is a sweet very hoppy aroma. The flavor is a bit thin in the nose, it grows to a the hoppy aroma is decieving the carmal like malts is much more dominant. The finish is sloppy and long, but there is no aftertaste. The beer is heavily carbonated, not a plus in my book.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2006
Bottled. Clear dark ruby. Aroma of raisins, plums and crystal malt. Medium dry with the clean, hard mouthfeel that I associate with crystal malt. Somewhat fruity with plenty of spicy hops. I don’t know why so many American brewers insist on brewing beers with such inhospitably hard mouthfeel?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Amber in color and has a great aroma. Kind of nutty and spicy. Also, has a spicy nutty flavor. Good Beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2006
Amber, small offwhite head. Nutty aroma, some hazelnuts, toffee, some cream. Nutty, malty flavor,fruity, some figs. Mild malty finish.


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