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RATINGS: 844   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.

2-Row Pale Barley, Caramel 80L, Chocolate

Nugget, Willamette, East Kent Goldings

OG: 17.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Dark ruby with a medium tan head that diminshed quickly. Very spicy malty cherry aroma. Flavor is very dry and not nearly as sweet as I remember previous vintages. The alcohol is fairly prominent. Kind of one dimensional. Disapointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 19, 2003
A clear dark brown beer with alcohol in the smell as well as copious amounts of malt, and some esters. The flavor is a bit bitter near the end, lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2004
2004 vintage. Nice beer, Big english hop flavor balanced (although not perfectly) with some roasted malts. Nice to drink, but not a real thinker beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (1000) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2004
an okay winter beer, nothing special, thereís a lot better out there. It neither has the depth or character nor body of say Deutsches offering in this genre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2973) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Not too sure what style this one is. Just sort of a largish ale to dark to be pale but not quite brown. The color here is a brownish amber capped by about an eighth inch of white head w/ hardly any lace. Nose isnít very intersting--not much but a touch of caramel and a strange metallic twinge that fades after a few minutes. Slightly sweet but thin bodied w/ rather bland carbonation. Thereís some hints of chocolate and caramel w/ maybe a hint of plums or raisin but not much of anything reallly. Just the faintest touch of bitterness on the back of the throat. Drinkable but nothing worth mentioning.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popery (1450) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Not my cup of tea for a winter beer. Malty, medicinal, minty flavor. The beer pours a relatively dark amber with a smallish head. The aroma is a mixture of band-aids and mint with some malt presence. The flavor is a tad sweet for my liking. Itís not a terrible strong ale, but itís not terribly interesting or worth another purchase. Jubelale may be a dollar or two more for a six pack, but itís worth it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1048) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Dark brown pour from bottle. Woody, roasted nut taste. Decent, but not spectacular winter warmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2653) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2011
The pour on this is a deep brown with a nice tan head. Caramel, malt, floral hops, brown sugar, and holiday spices in the nose. A strong malty, spicey taste at first with a nice hop flavor on the back end. Palate is light-medium bodied. Lost some points due to the rep not showing up at the Tap and Mallet on time while I was there as he was scheduled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (1772) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours brown with smallish tan head. Faint nutty caramel aroma. Bitter flavor masks some toasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Color is a clear amber-brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is of winter spices and malty sweetness. Taste is mostly the aforementioned spices; flavor tends to linger in the mouth. Leaves the palate cleanly but does not seem full bodied as advertised. Typical mass produced winter beer. Not bad but also not amazing.

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