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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2006
From dhrjericho - purchased at Huckleberrys, South Hill, Spokane. Pours medium amber brown with red hues. Aromas of piney hops, faint berries. Flavors of hops, rich malts, and a touch of raspberry. Medium body, lightly creamy with nice bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2876) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Pours out a hazy brown with some amber topped with a white head. A great malty aroma and a light spice on this one. Tast of hops and more of the thick malts. Not a bad winter brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
The pour is a deep amber color with a moderate, creamy, off-white head which settles to a thin frothy layer and leaves similar lace rings. The nose is pleasant with some candy-like malts, dried apricot, toasty, spicy and resinous hops. The flavor is similar with more resinous hops, still spicy, dried fruit all over, toasted caramel, and subtle earth notes. The palate is lively, less than medium, and velvety. The finish is mostly bitter with dried fruit, lots of resinous and spicy hops, and a toasty finish. A different winter warmer than I usually go for but this was interesting. The candy and dried fruit notes are something I am only used to seeing in much stronger beers (IIPA, BW, etc.), but the malts lacked depth to balance. The beer seemed a bit hollow despite the nice flavors. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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: It’s 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: It’s 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 Stone’s ubiquitous strong ale, albeit with a bit more balance and craftsmanship. I wouldn’t necessarily seek it out, but I’m nonetheless enjoying this one very well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11645) - 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 isn’t a characteristic of a winter warmer. Tasty though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1539) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bomber. A sweet malty aroma, but not heavy. Deep copper color, clear, event head. Medium body, a little syrupy, but in line with style. Overall a god choice

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (761) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
22 oz bomber from Full Throttle Bottles. Pours bright clear reddish orange amber with medium thick cream colored head that laces well. Aroma is sweet oaky caramel malt with floral hops at the back. Taste is thickly coating sweet caramel malt with sharply bitter earthy hops. Bitterness fades quickly and finishes clean. More malt and hops than your standard winter warmer, though somehow lacking in balance. Still a quality beer, No-Li continues to impress.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15323) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Very dark and rich IPA - very hopped somewhat spicy. Malty without being sweet and bittered very well. A little fruity, but in a good way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Taster – Washington Winter Beer Festival – Seattle, WA – Big malt aroma and flavor. This had some awesome spices and fruitiness was like that of dried fruit. Very hoppy also. But really this is not a IPA. It is a winter warmer.


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