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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


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2002
A nice winter warmer. That is about it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2004
The only good thing about this is the alc. percentage. Otherwise, move along to some other holiday brew

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
piscator34 (1959) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 14, 2004
Deep dark red in colour. Sweet malty aromas... especially chocolate malt. Woody and somewhat astringent flavor. Some mild berry flavor as well. Quick finish. Not very impressive.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2005
bottle 12 oz. 2004. bought this cause it was on special for $4.99/6. Dk brown/mahogany w small tan head that quickly diminished to a very thin ring, no lace. Aroma was cheap/macro attempt at a seasonal w some malt and min hops. Flavor is rather weak med/drk roasted malt w a pronounced bitterness on the palate and in the finish. Hop flavor is minimal. The malt flavor is a burst initially then fades quickly with the bitterness being predominant. Toward the dry. Unbalanced. Not enough malt and hop flavors. Lacks richness. Well into med bodied for a small moment then the quick fade into the bitterness. Some alcohol is noticible. I will never buy this again and will be even more leary of anything Pyramid now.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Description of "deep mahogany" is right...but no complex fruit flavors in my beer. no head with just a small hint of spice.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
popephred (249) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Poured from the bottle into a double-walled tumbler. Pour produced a dark ruby-brown body, topped by a small head of off-white foam. Light aromas of hops and fruit. Body was crisp and light bodied, with a roasted, bitterness that had bits of sweetness thrown in. The palate is a dry roasted flavor, which overcomes any hint of alcohol, and ends with a lingering bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Overall, this ale did not make a strong impression: I was expecting something a bit more warming, given it alcohol content. It was predominantly bitter without the spice that I expect from winter seasonals.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Pours a medium reddish brown, nose is spicy and sweet, taste is too sweet and spice tastes fake.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2011
On tap at Tucson airport
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, toffee and spices
Taste: Sweet malts, hazelnut, grainy with a bitter finish
OK, but I won’t be drinking it again.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joelooie (5) - saint Catharines, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
I didn’t like this much at all, maybe I got a bad six pack cause it tasted old, but either way it wasn’t good

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
jdavidh (146) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Awesome Xmas red color, but a weirdly spicy soapy flavor. Would be better with more carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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