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RATINGS: 847   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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2002
long lasting alcohol/hop bite. a little sidenote, I was forced to use Benís word for my aroma rating due to a stuffed up nose

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 25, 2002
I liked this quite a bit. Dark reddish-brown appearance, tan head that mellows down to a thin layer. Rich smell, prominent caramel, a little bit of fruitiness, some sourness. Nice sweet malt in the taste that somewhat reminds me of a Celebrator Dopplebock. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Warm finish, excellent!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2002
dark burgundy. syrupy and slightly sweet, with a nice shot of hops. some cinnamon and very little fruit flavor. a good warming sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2002
This is a well executed version of this style. Malty and strong, with nice background hoppiness, with an attractively dry finish. This is a much better execution of this style than say Summitís winter, which I find too sweet in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2002
I look forward to seeing this every year. Rich, malty, hoppy and a good kick to it. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2002
A true winter warmer, dark amber color from raosted malts also lend to the rich malty flavor, fruit/floral hop flavor and enough kick to keep you warm on the coldest day on the slopes!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Of the more widely available winterbrews, this is in my top 5. Its the way a winterbrew should be: nice deep malts, spices galore, subtle hops, complex in flavors. Solid.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thealcoholic (104) - Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2002
an alright beer. not bad and a fairly priced beer

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
666seth (222) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2002
One of THE Winterbrews. High in alcohol, good aroma. Donít overdue it with this one. Had 2 and fell asleep like a baby!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2002
A nice winter warmer. That is about it.


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