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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Series   ABV: -
Indulge in our heady scotch ale. This "Winter Warmer" is a celebration of roasted toffee notes wrapped in rich tawny tones and toasty palate. Two months in the making insures an incredible silky finish. Scottish folklore tells that the first person to step over your threshold brings with them luck for the New Year. Simple gifts of coal for warmth, salt for prosperity and ale for joy symbolize the bearer’s wishes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10015) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 Very clean and alty brew. some yeast which is almost bubblegummy. Overall it is solid but I would have liked more toasted malt character and a different english ale yeast. 2 year aged bottle: Darker pour than I remember, hazed amber poured with lees, the creamy off-white head sticks forever. Aroma of a brandy old fashioned, bubblegum, vanilla, oak, poached pear, ginger, and spice. Flavor is toffee and dark fruits, hit of alchol, some earthiness and spice. This aged really well. Bumped to a higher score

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Enjoyed at a friends house prior to going to 3 Floyd's. Appearance is a moderately cloudy caramel with a very rich slightly off white head. Aroma of ale yeast, a bit of spice, with a touch of caramel and toffee. Taste is crisp like other New Glarus brews, definitely malty with a bit of a roasted flavor. Good stuff, happy to have enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 27, 2013
Solid for the style, but it?s not really my thing. Very malty, delicious but not refreshing. Boozy as it warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Hard to call this a Scotch Ale...Light Orange in color, with aromas of dried fruit- apricot and cherries. Some spicy yeast in there too. Taste is hot, with the alcohol noticeable right away. More dried fruit, sweet and malty. Toffee and caramel towards the end. More apricot too. More like a Dubbel than a Scotch. This is good, flavorful, and well made, despite the label...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from Ray’s in Tosa. Pours a golden orange with a foamy white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma has toffee, fruits, some bread and a tinge of a metallicness. Taste is of sweet toffee, tangy fruit, toastiness, peat and some alcohol. Smooth and easy. Finishes sweet with a little tang and some kick. Nice smooth scotchie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (577) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Hazy red color, toasted malt aroma, flavor is sweet, toffee. Some scotch and alcohol. Very, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (722) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2013
golden/orange/amber color. Large head. Very beautiful beer. Hints of toffee and malt. Smooth beer. Malty, toffee flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablo951 (529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pours well out of the bottle with a medium bodied head and an orange / brownish hue. Very Pungent aroma with notes of citrus and scotch. Heavy tasting scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_511 (157) - - MAR 2, 2013
Aroma of raisin, white grape, and apricot. Flavor also reminiscent of raisin, white grape, and apricot. It is balanced toward sweetness, but has a mild bitterness in the finish. Also has a bready finish. Medium full body with a mouth filling carbonation. Delicious little beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
12oz bottle, courtesy of New Glarus. Thanks! Pours a deep, clear orange-amber color; creamy, fine-bubbled light-tan head with nice lacing. Aroma shows a lot of candied sweetness and red fruits, though the sweetness itself is well restrained. Medium body; medium-high carbonation; a modest acidity and lean profile (for what otherwise seems a hefty brew) keep this from being overly hefty; lots of hard candy, toffee, and red fruitiness throughout; again, it never goes cloying, offering pretty pinpoint mouthfeel and composition. The finish offers some ascending bitterness and a candied balance overall.

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