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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheLeadDog (101) - Kent, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2006
A nice rich ale. Good malt and hop flavors. A quickly falling head. Nice color and semi-rich flavor. A good Winter ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k9coug (101) - USA - MAR 9, 2009
Nice color, nice nose. Had a molasses hit that got stronger with each sip. Best Christmas beer I drank this year.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
duaneh (100) - - APR 25, 2012
Pours a brown color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel, yeast and dark fruits. Taste of spices, dark fruit, coffee and a nice hop bitterness. Finishes on the dry side. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2007
This was a nice warmer. It poured a steady brown. Aroma was alcoholic and malty. Flavour was full and definitely warming. There were hops on the bottom of the swallow that made for a good contrast to the sweetness. Id love to have a steady supply of this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisJ (100) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle @ home. Pours in mahogany with a foamy two fingered head that quickly dissipates and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet fruit and some spice. Flavor is sweet almost cloyingly so. There is some nuttiness and spice in the background. The finish is mildly bitter (hops). Mouthfeel is medium. Average winter warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgedOak (98) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2008
This is a nice winter warmer. A dark copper pour with a full beige head. Aroma is of spice and malts. A very pleasant balance of malt and hops compliments the alcohol undertones. As this winter ale warms hints of chocolate, sweet malt and spice come through. Very good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sistinas (97) - Mountain View, California, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark brown with something resembling a small head - it disappeared so quickly Im not sure it was even there. Smells of malts and prunes with some other sweet fruitiness. Tastes about the same with some sourness and astringency towards the end. Medium-heavy body. Not bad, nothing special.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
kamish (93) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2006
not that great. if you want to try a great winter brew, try classic dark by henry weinhards.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2005
has a very nice amber color to it. this beer taste has a nice hint of chocolate and hops as well a favorite for the holiday brews

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
t4h2c0 (89) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Good winter beer and at 7% abv it makes for a good base beer. Full flavor that goes down way too easy. Slight spicyness and maltiness. I tried a vintage snow cap at the winter beer festival in seattle and it aged quite well, all the characteritics of the beer were enhanced, I think it was a 04 or 05.


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