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RATINGS: 853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7963) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. Really solid winter warmer - super easy drinking and flavorful, but not a palate challenger. Malty, mild dark fruit, and just a hint of spice. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - 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...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7563) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours black with a thick tan head and a fruity aroma. There is a dry roasted malt flavor with some dark fruit and a bit of chocolate. very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Draft. Mahogony colored beer with a thin white head. Spicey, malty aroma. Sweet malt flavors with some holiday spiceiness. A touch of fruit. Slight roastiness. I donít remember it being this good - but Iíve only had it in bottles before.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7489) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2007
On draft at the brewpub, downtown Seattle. It pours a clear deep amber with decent tan head and some sheet lacing. The beer was served way too cold. It was difficult to get a good read on the aroma and it didnít taste as good this cold either. What I was able to smell was mild roasted maltiness and faint fruity esters. The taste, once it warmed some, was a mild burst of roasted malts followed by a stronger cherry, prune and plum fruitiness. I also noticed some mild pine hop bitterness that grew to nearly a moderate level bitterness in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7364) - 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 didnít 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small head. The taste is full of hops, some deep fruit, a smooth malt, and a Belgian yeast that adds a ton. Itís underrated; not the best, but damn good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 Rerate 2005 vintage: Pours a clear dark mahogany with a thin ring of wispy light tan head. Has a sweet, dark malty aroma with some caramel and chocolate character. Body starts with a nice, sweet toasted caramel maltiness with some beet sugar and turning more fizzy and drier toward the finish, but revealing some vegetal off-flavors along the way. Without those, this would make a real nice winter warmer.

2003: Pours a dark robust brown with a with off-white coating of head. Musty and thick caramel malty aroma with some dry English hops. Body is grainy, syrupy and bittersweet with a dry sweaty hoppy finish. Hides its alcohol well, but just doesnít have the flavor and balance it should.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"this here is a nice roasted malt and toffee winter warmer. thereís enough hops to take notice, but this is more of an english style brew. pretty good and one of pyramids better brews. not sure why i hadnít reviewed it yet...or had i and BP is Fing with me? 2011- this yearís is drain pour! what the hell...the year old bottle i just had was much better..." No consistency here :(

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel and toffee, some bread, dark dried fruits, with mild spices. Smooth texture and surprisingly not too bad.


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