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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Winter Warmer. A rich, full-bodied winter warmer crafted in the British tradition of holiday beers. This deep mahogany colored brew balances complex fruit flavors with a refreshingly smooth texture.

Malts:
2-Row Pale Barley, Caramel 80L, Chocolate

Hops:
Nugget, Willamette, East Kent Goldings

OG: 17.3


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A: Dark Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head, Great Lacing S: Mild Caramel Malts, Bready, Mild Hoppiness T: Bittter Hoppiness, Caramel Malts, Bready, Bubblegum M: Good Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Malty, Bitter Overall, a decent malty, bitter warmer with some good hearty taste.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
toml219 (203) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Serving type: bottle Appearance- Dark Ruby Brown with quick disappearing tan head that left a little bit on top of the beer sticky lacing. Aroma- A some what sweet malty spice aroma T/P - A spicy sweet taste initial very warming which I like. Left a slight hop bitter after taste which for me somewhat detracts from the beer. Mouth fell is very welcoming except for the aftertaste. Overall- Not the best winter brew out there a little too bitter at the end ruins the whole beer for me Serving type: bottle

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hikermike (9) - - SEP 15, 2013 does not count
A very nice brew overall. ABV at 7% makes it very drinkable for two or three. Pairs with most types of food w/o overwhelming them. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lemke10 (755) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2013
This pours a medium amber brown color with a pretty big foamy head, so this bottle might be a little over fermented. The aroma is a mixture of malts and spices. Lots of spices in the beginning that turn into a bitter finish. A little too much carbonation behind this which is probably because if the age.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mep3222 (413) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2013
A bit too heady. Malty brown ale like smell. Tastes a bit of chocolate. Not getting much spice. Mostly get a full flavored brown ale? But pretty enjoyable at that. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Better than most English English strongs. Alcoholic, nutty, with a nice balance. Malty at the beginning, with bitter hop ending.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2200) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
comes on like a nice Belgian with banana and clove then you get an infusion of malt and bitters like a powered American English ale. burnt orange and two staged body seems light at first and as i mentioned it is a busy brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
THOUGHTS: Nice. Very malty. Nice on a snowy night. More hops came out as it warmed. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium brown with a small, tan head that mostly diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel; hints of chocolate; light pine hops; raisin; toffee; brown sugar; a little dark fruit; cake; and a little booze. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and lightly bitter with an average duration. There was caramel malt, toffee, frown sugar, pine hops, citrus hops, brown cake, raisin, dark fruit, cherry, and hints of chocolate. The medium body was slightly syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jkwood04 (3792) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2013
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and lightly roasted malts plus a weird hop note and some off notes. Flavor the same, weird. Average texture. No thank you.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Silverbush85 (59) - - MAY 17, 2013
This is Dark! And if you consume a lot very quickly (chugging) you will lose a chromosome ! Bitter finish .. Not worth finishing !! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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