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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Our winter ale is made from a blend of pale and crystal malts, roasted barley and Belgian aromatic malts. Cooler fermentation and a longer aging time adds further complexity to this Old Ale style.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle from CoOp Bellingham
Cloudy dark amber color with small creamy head. Aroma of caramel, a bit cheesy. Sweetish and smooth mouthfeel, strong caramel flavor with a nutty accent, light Parmigiano Reggiano impression, some roasted nuts in the final. Strong bitterness.
Old tasting (it’s about 1 years old), and not impressive anyway.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is thick maæty, caramelish and light breadish. Wooden, breadish. Dry and herbal. Toasted malty, bitter, herbal and dry. Bitter and bone dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel spicy bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampesinoTino (725) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Bomber. Pours a coppery amber color with a small amount of sudsy off-white head. In the nose, there’s hints of brown sugar, raisins, figs and cinnamon bread. The flavor starts out with lots of caramel, toffee, butterscotch and dried apricot notes supported by a toasted malt backbone. Just a tiny bit of a sweet citrus hops presence in the background. The body is adequately carbonated with a dry, sugary finish. In the end, it’s a little too sweet and one-dimensional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Winter Ale--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 7.40% ABV. 45 IBU’s? (3.9 / 5.0) Mild lacy off white head. Clear bright dark amber color hazes ruby orange with mild sediment. Mild hop malt spice toasted fruit front. Mild sweet rich mild creamy toasted toffee caramel malty fruit hint rich Amber Ale body. Mild hop smooth crusty malt spice end 7/30/2009 2 $3.99 0

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (698) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2010
deep copper to almost red. Small white head with really nice lacing. Aroma is not really noticable but nicely sweet. lightly chewy with lots of deep malts, a little nutty. Sweet finish with light hop bite. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours near ruby, more brown, with a slight off-white head. Lots of resin and caramel for aroma. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Flavors of mildly roasted caramel and some floral/fruity hop. Resin? This is very tasty. Very smooth. Quite a good drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2009
bitter flavor, lightly coffee noted, over a malt base more detectable on the nose.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Bottle from Bottleworks. Light fruity aroma. Pours hazy with a little head. Hops and a slight sour flavor. Mild tingle on the tongue after the long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
[1712-20080917] 22floz bottle. Fruity hops and some light apple skins aroma. Hazy, dark orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy light tan head. Citrus tangerine juice flavour has a mild floral tang finish. Medium body. Mild oldness but no proof of date.
<i>Overheard: "There’s no proof [of the date] except for that chunk at the bottom." "Mmm, chunky."</i>
<i>(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)</i>


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