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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5139) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks decent; a cloudy brown with AMPLE off-white head and lively carbonation. Smells of dark fruit, yeast, and caramel. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Forgettable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Dark murky nutty brown with a gigantic light cream head, even when poured gently. Smells like roasted caramel and earthiness along with a bitter grassy and leathery hop note. Flavor is kinda nutty and earthy with some boozy toasted caramel malt, light notes of chocolate, some leather, a little herbal and earthy hop flavor and semi-strong hop bitterness. Like a calm BIPA with less roast and less American hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
benpickens (397) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Surprisingly good! Pours dark with a medium head. Typical British Xmas ale aromas of fruitcake and port and cinnamon. Great palate with super crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1117) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99/6-pack. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a very dark red color with a thick head of tan foam. The nose smells of spiced bread, brown sugar, cherries, and apples. The flavor leans towards the sweet and spiced side, like you would expect from a holiday ale. The sweetness is balanced with abundant carbonation and light earthy bitterness. A little pine and vanilla come out as it warms. Nice brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zoucrew102 (465) - - MAR 9, 2013
Aroma is fruity with hints of hops. Pours medium amber with a thick off white head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
12 oz bottle. Mahogany in color. Bitter hops, chocolate malts, nuts and light caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2013
Draft @ Lucky 13, San Francisco, CA. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity sweetish malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2207) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of bread and roasted, light cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with brown sugar and dried fruit. Head is huge, frothy turning rocky, off-white with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is muddy medium red/brown. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, then the long finish is moderately acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate was undescernable from the overly fizzy carbonation. This English Strong Ale has nice aromas but the flavor is out of balance and its carbonation hides too much of the mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Pours a medium mahogany with an off white frothy head. Aromas on the malty side of sweet caramel, toffee, candy, bubblegum, light fruity hops, and a touch of chocolate. Flavors of light roasted malts, slight grain, grass, very light ester of bubblegum, and light caramel. Light to medium sweetness, bitter finish, slight roasted malt aftertaste. Kind of an interesting mix of flavors as the aromas put out different vibes than the flavors.


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