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Brewed by Okanagan Spring Brewery (Sapporo)
Style: Mild Ale
Vernon, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A beer smooth enough to help you enjoy whatever this season brings your way. This original recipe has everything you’d be expecting in a traditionally brewed Mild Ale. It’s no too dark, it’s not too strong, and it has just the right amount of flavour to last through even the longest winter nights.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (9173) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
341mL bottle, pours a hazy reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and crusty rye bread. Flavour brings out toasted bready and toasted malt. Nothing offensive, but not very thrilling. Pass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (251) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours a clear mohagany with a finger or so of fizzy tanned head. The bew holds more carbonation than expected and I got some spotted lacing. The nose is roasted and sweet with a few notes of raisins and some brown sugar and you can easily spot the hops packing a mild piny feature. On the tongue, the brew holds nice roasted and nutty elements paired with mild hops spotted in the nose. Of course, don’t expect to get the warmth and feel of a winter warmer.. because this isn’t one.I raise an eyebrow when I read reviews taking a toll on the aqueous feel of the brew because, this is exactly what you’re supposed to get out of a mild ale. It’s a great compromise for a cool fall afternoon and fired up BBQ. Cheers!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RickTheRick (602) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Dans mon livre à moi, des bières qui se nomment "Winter Ale" se doivent d’être liquoreuses, avec une forte teneur en alcool, question de réchauffer les coeurs pendant les soirées les plus glaciales de la saison froide. Okanagan Spring eux, ont décidé d’apposer ce titre sur une Mild ... on aura tout vu. De couleur cuivrée et assez foncée, la rétention de la mousse brunâtre est assez faible. Le bouquet est constitué principalement de céréales à la fois rôties et sucrées, trop même. En bouche, le sucre est encore trop présent, quoique quelques touches de noisettes grillées vient percer au travers de cet amas de glucose. Un peu trop aqueuse, mince, même métallique. Rien de super impressionnant ici.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2955) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. 2$ on sale at La Fromagerie. A clear deep amber brown. Bready light malty caramel. Fairly full bodied. The taste is balanced maltiness - soft and easy.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3512) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Une bouteille de 341ml. Un liquide ambrée avec un nez sucré. Du caramel collant à souhait. Des saveurs de caramel avec une touche métallique. Une bière commerciale sans intérêt. Rien ne justifie le nom Winter Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sseb69 (1640) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 Bouteille 341 ml. 4.8%. Couleur brune reflets rougeâtres, mousse blanche-beige mince. Arôme de grains, caramel. En bouche, un peu de toffee, cassonnade, céréales, finale assez sèche. Se boit bien.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
Bouteille de 341 ml dégustée chez mes parents. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée avec faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel brûlé avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #5504)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
simonblaine (388) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Drank from the bottle, aroma of new house as we were moving someone in. Taste is nutty, lagerish. Nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cinctus (182) - - FEB 20, 2014
Tastes lighter than most winter ales so not as thick or as resembling of chocolate milk. Easy to drink and lightly carbonated.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
piscator34 (2112) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottled sample. Clear light brown in colour with moderate to low carbonation. Aromas of toffee and slightly woody hops. Flavours are of wet nutty grain, candied red apple, and malt candy. Light bodied. Disjoint and not a ton of flavour. Meh.


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