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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Blind tasting. Light brown w/ good head. Big chunks in glass....Big grapefruit aroma and taste. More balanced than I expected from the aroma. Bitter hops at the end. Good thickness. Really enjoyed this one...funny that all 3 of us that rated it blind seemed to enjoy it, while most other ratings on here are pretty low.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5934) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Bottle--blind tasting, at that. Pours a clear medium copper, thick tan head. Huge sweet fruitily hoppy nose. Body’s a little higher than medium, but not much. Active carb. Straong caustic resin-y hop bite on the mid-palate and the finish. Big strong crisp hop flavors throughout, complex but still refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottled. Blind tasting. Pours a cloudy copper with a full tan head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation. Taste starts lightly sweet with oranges, pine, grapefruit, and resin at the end. This is apparently an English Strong Ale that wanted to be an IPA.

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)

3.8
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackstraw111 (10) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2006
A very surprising beer. At first blush, it has a very flowery taste, almost too much, but after it warms up a bit, it definitely grows upon you. Nice dark amber look. Could use a slight bit more hoppiness, but it’s enough to keep the taste buds happy. Nice body - a very mouthy feel. Sampled in 22 oz. bottle, but can guess it would be better in the sampling room.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Bottle pours a slightly cloudy dark caramel, large frothy tannish head, attractive lacing, with very light carbonation.   Somewhat of a biscuity aroma, malty, slight alcohol and hop profile on the nose.   It has that definite Olde Ale or English Strong vibe to it.   Malty flavor up front, slightly biscuity, with mellow hop bitterness.   Maybe a bit buttery as well, but very subtle.   Average body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with only a slight hop bite and a malty background.   Decent, but nothing out of the ordinary.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2461) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2006
22oz bottle Pours amber topped with a small off white head. A great floral aroma and hops. A nice tast almost like a IPA. Thanks Indiana_Red for this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8530) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10354) - 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.


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