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Raccoon Lodge Defroster Winter Ale I

Raccoon Lodge Defroster Winter Ale I
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Defroster is our Winter Ale that comes out in October, November and December with each release brewed stronger to match the weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7479) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Draft at sb. Pours a clear dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Big toasty malt and sugar cookie nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toasty caramel malt mid palate with molasses and a bit of gingerbread. Long toasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3349) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Tap @ Raccoon Lodge (Midwinter Red): Dark copper pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is a light floral hop with some earthy and bready notes. Light rye presence. Flavor is dark and malty with a little more roast. Some citrus and floral comes out, but it retains more of an earthy feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Draught, perhaps a little too cold. Lovely copper colour with much hoppiness. Full mouth with lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2006
This was a killer beer, I liked it so much in the sampler I had to order a pint, and make sure you try the II and the III variations on the style, one is more of a double IPA, whereas the other comes across as almost barleywine-like. A very big stand up and shout malt character, with a piney, herbal hop bite. Some nice sugary fruits hints come through as well. The finish the best part, because it means I can order another pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Had this at a pub in Forest Grove. Odd pale orange color with a foamy white head. Lightly malty with a somewhat creamy texture. I believe it was served to cold, but I tried to warm it up to get some of the intended complexities out of it. Some fruitiness emerged, but in the end it just left a bland and dull impression. Maybe I will try at a different location. Until then...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2005
On tap at the horse brass pub in portland. This was a pretty good winter seasonal, cloudy orange/copper with a medium white head. Very malty nose, a bit fruity and spicy, with a good citrus hopping. Malts provided a nice caramel sweetness up front, fading to a nice even crisp hop finish. Very smooth and fairly heavy on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
Portland Holiday Ale Festival 2004. Bready aroma, light pine hop aroma, some spice and fruit. Light brown and tan head. Flavour is sweet, PNW hops and a sticky mouthfeel. Not bad, but not like a scotch ale at all.

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