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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1394) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
22 ounce bottle, itís a new arrival at my local beer store so I assume itís pretty fresh. Itís the new red screen printed label so I think itís a 2013 bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear reddish/copper color with an inch off-white head that sticks around a while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy hops, nuts, toffee, and some bready malt. It tastes like citrusy and spicy hops, toffee, nuts, bready malt, and some light fruit and vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and syrupy, and has a good amount of carbonation. Itís certainly not a traditional winter warmer, but I think itís a good beer. It was certainly a nice surprise compared to the usual heavily spiced winter warmers out there. This is the first No-Li beer Iíve had, so Iíll have to try more of their brews now. $7.99 a bomber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2759) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2013
bottle, from the Beer Dispensary, Apex. good aroma, sweet. Malty. little spicy hop. little nutmeg, some some pine or evergreen. Clean orangy brown color, good head, faded quick, spotty lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. ok, like some of the fresh aromatics, but has a tad oxidized thing going on. donít know if Iíll ever get to Spokane, hope so to beter judge. good beer, not anything to wow me or make me want more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1348) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2013
One of my favorite styles. This one hits all the right notes, and is thus solid. However, the flavor is quite subdued and laid back. Definitely grows on you though. B/B+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bomber from State Line. Pours turbid muddy ruddy brown colored with tan head. Nose is caramel malt, spice of the nutmeggy variety, backup hops. Tastes rich, with caramel malt, x-mas spices, hops, and a complex finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3806) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with some reddish tinges and a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is quite malty with a lot of spices on it and some almost toffee tones. Taste is definitely malt forward with some slight bitterness to it and the spices really coming through. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Mildly spiced warmer-style beer. Slightly above average for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
Small off-white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some pine, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel, light cherry. Medium body, some resin, light acidity. Quite hoppy, which really isnít a characteristic of a winter warmer. Tasty though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Deep orange pour. Wispy head. Nose is sticky, orange candies, bourbon. Taste is hoppy, bourbon, very bitter, nutty, red DIPA almost. Not bad. Denser, bitter palate. My friends enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 3/26/13

Aroma: The nose is sweet and a bit malty, some grapefruit, bread, earth, butter, and metallic notes
Appearance: Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a thick froth of lasting beige head/heavy lace
Flavor: A balanced flavor with a light early bitterness, mid-sweetness, and more bitter on the finish
Palate: The body is medium, it has a creamy feel, a soft carbonation, mild stickiness, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this one had some good components, but it has some flaws to it as well (I caught some buttery and metallic notes that both felt like brewing flaws). It also isnít at all what I was expecting from a Winter Warmer (nutmeg, cinnamon, roast - not so much), but Iím perfectly fine with that. I guess I could have gone a bunch of directions with this score, but I settled here (deducting slightly from the overall for the flaws).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy deep copper color with a thick white head. Aroam was nice light pine notes, covering up a rich malt character. Flavor was a little earthy notes, touch of spice character, with notes of hop. This was really enjoyable and quite good.

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