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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30908) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
Bottled. Cloudy reddish amber. Appley nose with some of citric hops. Plenty of warming caramel malt, still the mouthfeel is somewhat hard. Lingering bitter finish. Solid but unspectacular.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16582) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14380) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
B5K. Dark amber colour, slightly hazy. Chewy brown sugary malts in the flavour. Full body. Aroma of toffee, nuts and hints of demerara. Sweet finish with toffeeish notes and a hint of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10934) - 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.

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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2007
22oz bottle acquired in trade with Larry Pitonka (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy copperish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, caramel and a little floral. Tastes of grapefruit, fruity, light and light caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2008
2008-09-17. Hazy dark amber body with a larger long lasting beige head and lacing. Nice citrusy aroma with awesome fresh smelling oranges and tangerines (8+) have me rather excited to taste it, only to be let down. Odd flavour at first. Tart-bitter hops character, an odd tangy with a kiss of alcohol in the finish. Brief highlights echo the citrus of the aroma but they are disappointingly intermittent. Average palate on the thin side. Odd, has its moments. Numbers came out high because I liked the aroma, but I probably would have put this a touch lower overall. <i>Bottle shared by Blankboy</i>

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.


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