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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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
BuckeyeBoy (2715) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11535) - 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 (1499) - 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 (689) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - 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 (4996) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1295) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy dark reddish amber with a smallish creamy off-white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is figgy bready malts with some piney hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts, molasses, toffee and dark fruits with a decent piney hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice winter warmer. Good balance of sweet caramel, molasses and fruits with the piney hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10666) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2638) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is heavy toffee/caramel, light plum, raisin.....taste is treacle, light pineapple, light layers of dried fruits including plum, fig, citron, leading to a moderately bitter grapefruit peel finishing hop bitterness....mouth feel lightly astringent, very slightly sticky, slight alcohol heat, carbonation low. This falls into the style of an Old Ale. It has a moderately high alcohol level, is malt forward, but still has some hop presence and should "be drunk in half pints by a warm fire". It is not as rich as the best, but is still quite nice. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7


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