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RATINGS: 855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2627) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby with little head. Not much aroma at all. The taste is a little sweet with some caramel, and finishes with a little bitterness. Not overly impressive.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgioviano (23) - kildeer, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2006
there are much better winter seasonals out there. I canít believe this is in the 77th percentile...

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2006
12 oz bottle shared with dirtymike, volgon, and lyndanova. Brown in color with some ruby highlights. Aroma is caramel and some light notes of fruit. Taste is pretty much the same, medicinal, and oxidized malt.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle. Nice off-white head with a reddish hugh, spicy aroma, and bold amber color. Unfortunately, my bottles may have been skunked.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5458) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Bottle. Sweetish hops and ginger/nutmeg nose. Ruby body with a tanned-light brown head. Bitter fruity taste with roast and a little smoke. Unpleasant florality establishes itself in the mid-body. Dry and lightly spiced (nutmeg?). Crisp full body, a bit of alcohol seeping through at the end, but without warmth. A little rough, but the present level of complexity predicts a really boffo brew with some age. Thanks, Jake! [2007.05.08: 2.9]

Update: (Screw-top). Yup, had this one about right. Fresher bottle though. Seemed too spicy to start, but that faded and the thin malt took over along with a case of the blahs. Really not bad, but Iím in no rush to accidentally buy another bottle. [2014.01.13: 2.7]

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/12/2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

Dark, sweet carmel aroma, touch of spices, rich flavor of malt, spices,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4
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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2007
11-28-07 bottle
Thin brown color. Burning malt aroma. A strong rubbing alcohol taste. Burnt smell and flavor. Weak palate and long lasting aftertaste that wasnt very pleasant.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MOboy (504) - 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 (1114) - 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


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