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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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.


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 (217) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/07/1997
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival

very dark amber with ruby highlights, rich malt aroma with floral hops, heavy malt flavor, dry, slight bitterness in the finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Score: *4
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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jason (1827) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep amber body with nice head. Aroma is buttery, creamy, malt. Flavor is creamy butter, cranberries, spices, lightly bitter, caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2007
The ringwood yeast is prominent here and it accompanies the aggressively hoppy clover-like flavor I’m starting to associate with the MA beers. The body seems a bit too light for a winter warmer. Balance doesn’t seem to be here and its hard to gauge this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattShizzle (590) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
Bottle - from sampler pack. Copper color, slightly cloudy. Strong full flavor, definitely notice hops. A bit sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Not really my thing. It seems overly bitter and not-too-complex, somewhat like the beers Saranac churns out. Despite my love for Middle Ages, this one definitely falls short.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2007
pours very red yellow. . tastes like a scotch ale with its strong malty character... some citrus in there as well, i wish it was a bit more spicy, other than that it tis an alright brew.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doublebock (548) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Amber color , very flat , lack of any noticiable aroma or head, very milld spiciness bit of orange at the finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5368) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours deep amber into an English pint. Tan head with excellent retention. Malt aromas. Upfront malt with a lasting, bitter finish.


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