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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A malty amber ale, brewed with 2-row barley malt, caramel malt, and malted wheat, and four different varieties of hops, for a smooth, balanced flavor. The perfect apres ski refreshment, or for any time you want to relax and warm up during the colder months to come.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Deep amber, average head and lace. Nice malty nose with hints of caramel, fruit and spicy hops. Almost medium bodied, soft feel, lots of tasty malt with nuances of caramel, smooth, the perfect amount of spicy (maybe a real spice), bitter and citrusy hopping to make for excellent balance. Dryish finish, touch of yeast. Ambers arent the most exciting but this is tasty, could drink many in a night i think. Could be a smidge thicker but this is worth a shot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5961) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Reddish hue with frothy white head and very good lace. Aroma is yeasty, woody, with light apple and caramel tones. The taste starts spicy and fruity with some smoky character undertone. Smooth but thin, lively mouthfeel. A nice solid brew, quaffable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt and a little citrus hops. Flavor of malt and alot of hops. Finish is dry and hoppy.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Copper in color with a white head,large loose bubbles..Hoppy/bitter flavor,dry almost astringent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2003
This is an Ok Amber Ale. Light hoppy, grapefruit and light malty flavors. Finishes light, clean, and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2003
(bottled 11/4/03) Crystal clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, toffee, some spice, light earthy and grapefruit. Taste is sweet, toffee, nutty, some seasonal spice, finishing earthy and light grapefruit. Creamy light-medium body. Very pleasant winter warmer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Red/copper colored with a good sized white head. Light malty aroma, light malty taste. Great smooth mouthfeel. Ends dry and without much flavor

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Clear copper appearance with a small head and moderate lacing. Spicy, toasted malt aroma. Pepper spice taste with a somewhat sweet, medium-bodied flavor. Finishes dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 1, 2003
Body is amber-brown colored with a small, tanned-white head. Smells of winter spices, pine and hops: both flowery fragrant and tangy. Taste begins sweet and spicy with a medium amount of butterscotch malt underneath. The hops hit next with a spicy zing, watering the tongue to a nice bittersweet, grapefruit finish. Aftertaste is bitter hops and some doughiness. Taste buds are treated to an excellent transistion from sweet to bitter. Not sure if this will help anyone, but it reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale mixed with Killian's Amber sweetness . May not sound great but it works here. Give this one a try, it is better than last year's "Winters Ale," which says something because it was also quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8847) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Sparkling clear amber ale with a medium-sized, creamy, off-white head. Very good retention and decent lacing. The aroma is malty with lots of caramel and toffee. Light citrus notes. The flavor is very well-balanced, but a bit thin. Hopped very nicely. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, very dry, then bitter finish. Leaves the mouth feeling parched.


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