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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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/24/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: hazy amber, wispy beige head, lots of drippy lace,
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma with an earthy presence,
Flavor: dry and earthy flavor, light caramel sweetness balanced with a touch of tartness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+/4

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a transparent copper orange with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malts and a hint of tart light fruits. Starts with about average fullness and a touch of sweet pale malts along with some unexpected tartness and light fruity esters. Finishes mildly bitter and tart. Not sure if the tartness is expected.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy copper color with white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, crystal malts, and earthy hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, and a bitter citrus peel finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (4889) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Taster - Port Towsend Brewing - Port Townsend, WA.
Aroma – Dark malt aroma, fruity yet light in the aroma needs more spice.
Appearance – Brown in color, Nice light head and clear.
Flavor – Can taste the dark malts but it felt watery and light. It was like it was pulled to early. The beer was weak and not a hyped up Winter warmer.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – This seemed like it was missing flavor and true winter ale essence. Was looking for a big beer not one that laid flat. Looks like others liked it but I was sadly disappointed in this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (2644) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2008
bottle, from trade with 5000. Ok aroma, Fruity, odd funky sharp grape, cardboard. Brownish orange color, small head, minor lacing. Bitter flavor, like aroma, had that funk again, some hop bite. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, sour bitter finish. Eh, maybe a bad bottle or just a weird one

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Brown with a very thin off white head. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, toffee, alcohol. Taste has a light hoppiness to it which was unexpected, some caramel sweetness, with alcohol and dried fruit.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Mildly funky caramel apple aroma. Hazy chestnut amber in color with little head. Kind of a nice sipper with flavors of caramel malts, honey like sweetness, and a zing of hops at the finish. Overall, tough to finish the bomber. Thank Andre.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2007
poured a rich amber with a boisterous head. sweet dates, honey and toffee on the nose. delicate flavor, the classic warmth stands out here. Not over the top at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2007
pours a cloudy dark burnt amber, with little to no head and many tiny little bubbles. smell is roasted nuts and grain, hops, and a little spice. taste is of spice, tangerine, hops and ends nicely bitter. very nice beer, too bad it is not winter yet. :O)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle: Dark mahogany, light head. The nose is hoppy and spicy with some earthy malt, rye, spice and brown sugar. The flavor is malty, light caramel, sweet plum and grass. The finish is medium bodied. nice.


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