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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A hearty British style strong ale with a deep chestnut color. This warming elixer complements stews, soups, roasts and wild game. It's magically delicious.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Pours a clear darker amber brown. No head. Nose is quite malty and caramel toned in a very minimal sense. Seems to be a leafy hint on the back side. Whew. The flavor is...tangy shall we say. The first hit almost goes right back out. The second swig is not nearly so shocking on the tastebuds, but things still arenít working here. Feel is nice, but this just isnít doing it for me. Sorry sweetheart, but youíve got to go.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rustbucket0873 (275) - Krikville, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2008
very dark amber with ruby highlights, rich malt aroma with floral hops, heavy malt flavor, dry, slight bitterness in the finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1792) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2008
April 2006 - Cider brown pour with decent head and nice lacing. Alcohol nose. Rich full, beer, caramel, a touch of perfumey honey with a bitter finish. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
Tap at Barcade. Hazy amber beer with a fine-laced off-white head. Aroma is very fruity, oranges, plums and apples/pears on the nose. Pale malts and a soft fruitiness. Flavour is quite sweet and fruity, but not cloying at all. Loads of berries and cherries with lots of apple/pear esters that are really apparent. A bit of spiciness and moderate earthy hops. Moderate bitterness just balancing the sweet estery component of the brew. Itís not really wintery, but itís pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Pours a cloudy amber color with firm off-white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, spices and hops. Flavor was sweet malts, clove and a bitter hop finish. Not your typical winter brew, a bit odd in taste but also not bad. Iíll have to try another one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheNeil (12) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2007
On draft: The nose reminds me of caramel with hints of herbs it has a nice sustained head and a hazy copper color. The flavor is nice with a creamy medium roasted maltiness not much in the way of hops but that should be expected with this style. It has a low carbonation level which I think helps mellow it out. I would drink it again but probably not search it out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Clear copper with some butterscotch in the nose. Grainy to caramel malt flavor with grassy and earthy hops. A bit of an overchewed gum note as well. Slightly fizzy medium body. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2433) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2007
The beer pours slightly dark copper. Is this Ringwood, am I supposed to dislike this? Its a bit butterscotch and toffee, more so in the aroma. A bit spicy yeastiness. Eh, another Middle Ages beer.
12oz bottle, small goblet glass.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jberti (19) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2007
On tap at Mahars. Amber copper color, lacking any noticable aroma from the pour. Complex flavors ranging from a spicey fruity (close to a cider) but balanced off by bitter hops. Not a bad winter ale.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerlord (215) - tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Beautiful deep copper color with a thick white head. MAlty arom with a touch of hops. Toasted malt and carmel come through before the hop bittereness kicks in, Very complex medium mouth feel beer. One of the best "Winter" ales out there.


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