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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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!

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/9/2013. 22 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color with high levels of haziness. The head is a somewhat fluffy one finger light caramel color. Good texturing, retention, and lacing in general. S: The well-hopped nature comes out immediately - there seem to be a lot of Centennial hops in this one, as the grapefruit peel and piny qualities make themselves known somewhat strongly. After a slight period of warming up, caramel, marzipan, toffee, and delicate winter spicing pop up. An enjoyable aroma that harkens back to Arrogant Bastard. T: Itís hoppy, but pleasantly so. Definitely a pine-forward hop profile, but the hops also seem to bring forth a slight nuttiness forward, as well. It will take a couple sips, but some very subtle spicing (ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, maybe even some vanilla) enters the back end nicely. The general balance of flavors is the trump card here - it could have been overhopped, but it skirts the line between winter warmer and IPA nicely. Once it warms up, it becomes sweeter and less hoppy. M: Itís a bit tingly and sharp, likely due to both the malt backbone and the carbonation. The flavors linger strongly on the finish and aftertaste, leaving both a lot of bittersweet syrupiness and slight hop oils. Feel wise, it does a good job of fulfilling the premise of a typical winter warmer. O: I know I compared this to Arrogant Bastard in the aroma synopsis - but with the nuttiness, the piny hops, and the subtle spice esters, this bears a passing resemblance to Stoneís ubiquitous strong ale, albeit with a bit more balance and craftsmanship. I wouldnít necessarily seek it out, but Iím nonetheless enjoying this one very well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UXO (915) - CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Pours clear medium amber with one finger of loose tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, moderate patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel malt, light spices, faint fruit. (5/10) Taste is mild to moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Medium to light body, moderate carbonation, mildly bitter and warming finish. (3/5) Yes, I know itís a winter warmer - I still have snow in my back yard. That said, not much ďwinter warmerĒ character here - light body, not much spice, little warmth. Maybe a bit elderly, but Iíd expect the style to hold up better. Not one of No-Liís better efforts. (10/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
JohnDrinkwater (17) - - MAR 19, 2015
This is a decent beer, but itís not a winter warmer. Itís just a malty, strong red ale. There are no spices or anything here that qualify it as a winter imo

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (816) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at Hops Northwest in New Westminster. A dark bronze beer with moderate carbonation and fruity esters on the nose. A very nice viny and slightly sweet strong ale. 3.6.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (1773) - Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2015
16 oz draft- Pours mostly clear reddish amber with minimal head. Aroma is malt, caramel, generic but appealing. Taste is caramel malt, very bready with an alcoholic bite. Quality, could be a bit less boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alanthebeerguy (209) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
From the bomber. Pours dark copper, medium head. Smells of malts, spice and bitter citrus hop. Taste is malt forward, balancing citrus hop and warming spice. Little much on the malt for my palate, but a nice fireside beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdshep (13) - Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2015
full review: http://wp.me/p5urG4-gL Poured a nice amber head. Small and lacy. Great amber/red hue. It was really difficult for me to get the light caramel smell I finally got. With the taste and palate this could almost be a year round beer. In my opinion, it wasnít what I have come to expect about the winter seasonals. Not saying it was a bad beer, just not what I was expecting. To me, I got an acidic taste up from with the bitterness coming in on the backend. It was on the lower end of the medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3414) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle in Seattle. Dark ruby red, good foam. Thick hoppiness, good alc warmth. Sweet citrus and darker malt. Nice wintery heavy red beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (3028) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Nice pour, great aroma, but goes downhill from there. Average maltiness, not a lot of warmth, decent overall. Much better winter ales to be found

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2015
Beautiful Amber brown color. Frothy white head. Big pine hoppy nose with big malt character. Definitely reminds me a bit of Celebration ale. Nice big malt backbone with agressive hoppiness with pine and chocolate poking through. Balqnced, a touch sweet, but very approachable. Decent hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (894) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Deep amber pour with a red tinge. Aromas of sweet malts - toffee, caramel, some spicy hops. Sweet malt base, some fruit, spicy bitter finish. Tasty.

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