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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our Winter Warmer is brewed exclusively with locally grown inland NW hops and barley sourced from within 300 miles of our brewhouse. This ruby red ale is lush and aromatic with a rech, malty flavor and contrasting spicy hop finish. A festive brew, sure to warm the soul during your winter holiday celebration. Cheers!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
650ml bomber pours an amber color with a generous white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is herbs and pine with some caramel. Taste is a herbal and pine hop bitterness that slightly dominates the caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a great tasting brew, but not getting the traditional winter spices for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15790) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Cloudy amber color with compact head. Strong Amber Ale, with caramel backbone and solid hopping; it’s moderately sweet, it has bold bitterness, some hop resins, and a pleasant final alcohol warmth. The aroma is too mild, the malt is not really expressive, the hops are aggressive but not elegant.
Bold brew. I would drink it with food, but as standalone it may get boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1857) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
A pretty good brew. Pours a golden brown with a thick,frothy head. The nose is boasting big resinous hops with floral and spicy notes. TOffee, caramel and toasted hazelnuts. A bit sweet but smooth and rich with moderate bitterness. Great malt to hop balance.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arthree (19) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Big bottle from Sherbrooke. Pours a clear, brown/amber with about a finger of fine beige foam that quickly dissipates into a ring around the edge of the glass. Smell is light, citrusy, and a bit soapy. Flavour is hop-forward, refreshing, and initially sweet and soapy with some nutty, caramel notes. Quickly changes to a bright, grapefruity, resinous middle. Finishes with a lingering grapefruit bitterness. Somewhere between an american strong ale and APA. Whatever malty characters they intended are basically lost under the hoppiness. Not a bad beer, but nothing special. It might appeal more to someone looking for a light, hoppy session ale.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (271) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, woody, and nutty, with hints of fall spices, toffee, and resin. Taste/Palate: sweet and crisp; finishes bitter and slightly astringent. Maltiness did a great job of balancing out the fall spices, but didn’t quite cover the bittering hops. Amazing beer regardless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
julesjis (234) - Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Poured from a 22. Color is a dark, red amber. Aroma is sweet and floral. Flavor is piney with a subtle spice to it. After taste is long and bitter. It takes over.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnGalt1 (677) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2014
22 picked up at the COOP but seen it around town at most of the usual haunts.. Pours a very deep red.. pretty clear.. light khaki head.. Smells like dark toast and malt extract stewed in water.. A bit of grassy/earthy hoppiness helps... Flavor is really weird to me, tastes like malt extract water .. Tons of toasty maltiness/melanoidin malt(?) without enough hop bitterness or (especially) hop flavor to balance.. Not a fan.. I could have been much worse on this one.. but perhaps my taster is broken tonight.. But I don’t think so.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2560) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014
22 oz bottle served in a snifter. Cloudy brown-amber body with a weak head. Aroma: toffee; dark bread; bisquits; plums; mixed spices. Flavor: complex and dynamic, with a sweet start and a moderate load of hops kicking in mid-taste, adding mild bitterness and nice herbal and floral notes. O: distinct, interesting and yummy: Recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate spice hop & toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Ruby amber hued body w/ tan head & good lace. Toffee, caramel aromas. Malt forward sweet flavors finish dry, lightly hoppy, spicy & bitter.


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