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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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This unfiltered ale is light in color but full in body. It was aged on Hungarian Oak lending a slight vanilla flavor. The use of Maris Otter malt and the low level of carbonation is reminicent of a historic English ale.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Thanks to hopdog for this… Appears a hazy light gold with a small white head that slowly fades out. Smell is of peach, apricot, spices…nutmeg, oak, vanilla. Taste is of the same aromas. Nicely blended in a creamy blended brew. Mouthfeel is sugary, oaky, slightly fruity, and well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2007
Growler sampled on 1/4/07: Pours a hazy dark caramel with a decent-sized off-white head. Has a sweet cinnamon and nutmeg gingersnap spiced dark caramel malty aroma. Palate starts rich and malty sweet with a very nice winter spice balance of cinnamon, honey and ginger. An enjoyable winter brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Growler acquired in trade with ppoitras (thanks Pete!). Poured a medium and hazy amber color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and maybe a little pepperminty), light oaky woodiness, citrus and some vanilla. Tastes of spices, wood and light vanilla. Some lacing left on the glass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Thanks to hopdog for landing this growler for a mid week tasting. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium off white foamy head. Aroma of minced meat pie, even the crust with some citrus. Flavor along the lines of the aroma, various spices, some peppermint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1110) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2007
Impressive Winter Warmer -- announced as a Winter Lager at the Brewpub, but ale is what I tasted when I sampled, to my highly attuned and educated tongue. Beautiful hazed copper appearance and strong malt nose gave this beer a bit of a separation from other microbrews. It poured flat, no problem, but tasted a bit flat too, almost puddled on the palate, but otherwise a very tasty beer from a brewery that specializes, so it seems, on making the ordinary -- not in this case. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2438) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
Draft in MA. Tart scotch ale, big flavor. Spritely malting. Rich with alcohol straight up. A bit fruity-sour on finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
Orange hazy body with thin lacing offwhite head. Aroma is pie crust, cinnamon, sweet spice. Flavor is spice, citrus, caramel. Smooth palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Growler: The beer poured a very hazy copper color with a small off-white head. The was fruity with notes of peaches and browned apple flesh. Hint of wood showed in the back. The flavor was fruity as well. Some more apple flavors. The finsih was semi-dry with a light to medium body. Light spice on the finish with a nice warming sensation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Growler purchased at Mass Liquors in Worcester Ma. Pours a mostly clear caramel color with a one finger off white head. No lace. Aroma is light cinnamon spice, ginger and malt. Middle of the road palate with low level carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Flavor is typical of other winter warmers, various spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, etc. Not to heavy though which is good. Just a hint of spice to go with a malt background. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/04/2007
Mode: Growler
Source: Ale Atlanta

dark amber, scant head, sweet fruity caramel malt aroma with light spices including a hint of cinamon, sweet malt flavor, lots of nice cinamon, almost a candy sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4


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