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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


2.8
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (949) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popery (1349) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1025) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Dark brown pour from bottle. Woody, roasted nut taste. Decent, but not spectacular winter warmer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2441) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours brown with smallish tan head. Faint nutty caramel aroma. Bitter flavor masks some toasted malt.

2.8
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gripweed57 (594) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Translucent brown liquid topped by a small beige head. Light toasted malt nose. Slightly bitter toasted malt upfront with hints of black pepper and treacle. Bitter hop finish. Lacks depth or complexity.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bytemesis (2949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown-amber with a small tan head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is faint, with notes of caramel, orange. Flavor is a bit spicy, with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and fairly strong orange peel riding a caramel back. Medium body, light zesty bitterness. Not really my thing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2437) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Clear rye. Quick light tan head. Full of malt goodness in both departments and fruity, slightly spicy undertones from the Goldings. Big malt attack at the end with lingering sugared malts and dark fruits. A malt monster and quite the change of pace.


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