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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


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Metallic, with surprising bitterness. IT is a deep red color and has a decenty thick mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6797) - 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 (6782) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6554) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2009
Dark brown, ruby tones. Spicy, a little plummy, bready and toasty, slightly yeasty. Not a lot of hop character, but I donít mind. Very satisfying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6365) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Bottle pours a raspberry tinted dark brown, medium off-white foamy head, attractive lacing, with light carbonation.   Earthy, floral, and herbal aroma.   Slight medicinal notes.   Biscuity (non-sweetened) hop flavor, mild malt, and a bit fruity.   Feels heavy, slightly syrupy to the point of being cloying.   Full body, somewhat thick body.   Finishes thick, slight cough syrup like flavor and mouthfeel.   Good, but almost a bit too cloying.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6162) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2002
2002 bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is dark orange-brown. Aroma is lightly malty (nutty, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, lightly bitter, very unclean. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Now this is some foul stuff...horrible aftertaste, undrinkable...either this is a ruined batch or the rest of you are on drugs. Hmmmm...or maybe Iím on drugs. What I really want to know is how they got Mississippi River water all the way up to Washington.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6089) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2006
12-oz. Pours a deep black, essentially opaque, with a scant off-white head that doesnít stick around. No lace, little carb. Smells roasty, smokey, char-y. Assertive attack; thereís genuine thick-ish body there, itís even almost oily; active carb; semi-bold flavors. The mid-palateís got that smoke and roast and char again. I definitely donít remember this beer being this bold by any means. Sweet leathery notes start to emerge as it warms, too; theyíre on the nose and the tongue. Surprisingly decent stuff; you forget (most of the time) that Pyramid could actually make a beer if they put their minds to it. Hereís proof.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 Bottle (12oz). Courtesy of tomthompson. Deep clear ruby pour, average off-white head. Deep fruity roast malt, light black tea bitterness. The taste is roasty and quite tart, like unripe persimmon, mild dry hopping and woodiness in the linger. Astringent and slick mouthfeel, bitter finish after a near-burnt roast malt up-front. Pretty damned good for these guys.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrSilverworm (6031) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2013
12oz bottle. Enjoy by 3/11/13. Darker hazy brown / red color. Huge pillowy khaki fills the glass and requires a 2-part pour. Fades, but a good thin layer remains. Cinnamon spice and baked apple / pear skin nose. Medium - plus body. Smooth, light / medium soft carbonation. Light spicy bite in the finish. Spice, and toasty english malt taste. Some musty bruised fruit. Light metallic. Moderate bitter, light spice bite... Not awful, but not very pleasant. Not my kind of English Strong Ale, nor my kind of winter ale.


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