Maverick34 (2556) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Clear brown pour. White head. Aroma is faint roast. Caramel toffee and burnt malts. Pretty average.
sloshgator (544) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Peak Organic Winter Session Ale fits the name well but doesn’t measure up to the official description. Not much aroma - maybe a hint of malt. Dark in appearance with a fizzy head. Mainly caramel tasting with maybe a hint of Christmas cookie but definitely not the hardiness you would expect in a Winter ale. Finishes clean. Peak Organic Winter Session Ale is a light bodied Winter ale that won’t fill you up or knock you down.
marcus (7462) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Sacramento. Pours dark copper with a nice beige head and a burnt toast aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor with bitter citra fruitiness.
chinchill (2906) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle dated best by June 2013. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head that had good retention an left plenty of attractive lacing.
Smells more like a lager than a dark wheat, with more spicy hops than expected. The hops also out weigh the malts in tasting, although there is a solid malt base and enough malts to keep the beer just mildly bitter even in the finish.
Nice mouthfeel, with somewhat crisp carbonation, a bit dry in the finish, and a medium body.
Enjoyable session beer, but not particularly a "winter" ale.
weihenweizen (2156) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, best enjoyed before July 2013, poured into a shaker. Pours clear amber with small off-white head, and medium lacing. Medium body, medium/low carbonation, and nice herbal hop aroma. Taste is caramel malt, grapefruit, and herbal hops. Not a dunkleweizen.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and well brewed. A little bit incipit but ncie to drink and quite hopy features there too.
collinmb (66) - - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love this beer, not the heavy spices typical with a winter style. Malty a little nuttiness. Dark pretty color, white head.
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ben4321 (4665) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 1/31/13
Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet and sugary, with leaves, tea, fruity notes, and a little caramel
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish-brown color with a tan head and mid-heavy lace
Flavor: Tastes mid-plus sweet, lots of odd leafy notes, some tea flavor, and a light-mid bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it drinks cleanly, with average carbonation, and a mild dryness
This is some solid stuff, not a favorite for me, but sold stuff. There are a few different things going on, but overall, it works pretty well. For a winter beer with a nice low ABV, I could see this being an easy one to session. Interesting, but still clearly not great.
Tonkun (1117) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Copper pour with a foamy head. Citrus, caramel, spice and floral. Body is lighter than the aroma would suggest. Citrus, caramel and spicy finish.
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GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Iron Horse tap room. Good webby tan lacing. Nose is sweet strawberry candies, sweet coffee, pepper. Taste similar with a lot of spicy and gritty coffee grinds. Interesting. Definitely not dunkelweizen, no yeast character, huge coffee adjunct. Mild butter in the nose. Big spicy finish. Thinner palate. No wheat beer density. Spicy pepper and coffee masks weak diacetyl.