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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle. A brown pour and small off whit head leads to a caramel and toffee bomb. Malty as hell with tons of bread, molasses and dark dried fruit on the nose and on the tongue. I was surpsried how good this was.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
12oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a darker reddish-brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of fruits, bananas, toasted malts and nuts. Tastes of bananas, nuts, caramel and toasted malts. Thinner body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
Nice malty mixture, its also in the aroma of a darkish and big off-white head drink with cola and spice.Very drinkable this one, one of the best I have had from the brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8911) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Very mildly spiced winter. Deep mahogany color. Great looking, but lacking complexity. Rated 1/24/02

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2002
2002 Bottle: This is a decent enough seasonal. Pours a dark brown color with a medium thin off-white head that lasted almost the entire glass. Minimal lacing. Aroma of malt, nutmeg (?) and brown sugar. Flavor is rich and strong in alcohol and malt flavors although the ABV really isn’t that high. Finish is rather sweet and nutty. Of the seasonals I have tried this year, it is better than average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 Dark burgundy color, with faint aromas of roasted cherries. Full feel, with medium carbonation; tastes of sweet cherries, roasted wood, and spices. Palate is left feeling jumpy. What a nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Dark brown (no ruby) pour, with good lacing. Aroma of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), malt, some hops. Tastes spicy, with malt, nutmeg, brown sugar, and cognac at the finish. Somewhat dense, firm palate.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (7886) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Metallic, with surprising bitterness. IT is a deep red color and has a decenty thick mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2008
2002 Bottle thanks to paiste2002. Marked to have East Kent and Golding which are probably gone by now. Pours with a light brown head and a hazy dark brown body. Room filling aroma that smells like sherry from a foot away. Yup, sherry and raisins, with yeast, toffee, and marmalade. Smells similar to a well aged 2001 OSA. Taste is graham cracker, raisin, jam and a bit of cardboard oxidation. This might age a touch better than OSA in my book. Water like mouthfeel and light bubbles. This has aged gracefully! It is a really a great beer, I wish I had more of this vintage...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottled. Poured clear garnety-brown with a short-lived cap of beige head. The aroma picked up lightly tart redder fruits paired with a little bit of cleanser.. touches of toffee and earth as well.. almost smelled slick. The flavor opened with tart red fruit skins and vinegar.. building non-directional bitterness all the way through the finish.. toffee and bready support didn’t do much.. sour and ugly on the finish. Medium-bodied and sharp the whole way on the palate.. the warm, soothing "winter warmer" character I was hoping for was absent.


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