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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Warm up the long, cold nights of winter with Rahrís latest seasonal offering. Wonderfully robust, rich and full-bodied, Rahrís Winter Warmer is crated in the fine British tradition of holiday ales. Perfect for either holiday gatherings or quiet evenings at home.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark burgundy body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, dark malts, caramel, and licorice. Flavor of sweet and dark malt, licorice, and hint of dried dark fruits in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1394) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Nice. Malty and fair if seriously non-west-coast hop profile. Good beer, nothing wrong with it, perhaps a tad heavy on carbonation - wouild rate higher, but itís just not exactly my style nor what Iím in the mood for rihgt now. (in the mood for a bit more hops, other than that Iím just being evil)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Beer pours an attractive mahogeny color with a dark beige colored head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is nice and rich with significant malt notes, mostly along the smokey and chocolate also a bit of spices. Flavor is nice and full with roasted nuts, chocolate and a very subtle but well done hoppy/spicey finish. No hint of the 8% ABV. Palate is full and rounded, no thin beer here. I agree with everyone else, Rahrís best to date. My only suggestion is that this might be best classed as an Old Ale? What do yaíll think?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Bottle shared with my friend Brian. Pours a deep mahogany with a diminishing off white head. Pleasant aroma of berries, spice, and mild chocolate. Nice medium to medium light mouthfeel, more like a session than a typical strong ale. Aroma carries into the flavor. Flavor of plums, caramel, chocolate, berries, accented by some subtle spice. Not overly sweet. There is not much hop bitterness in this one. Alcohol is VERY well hidden, and makes this very dangerous. A very pleasant surprise. I would recommend that you ask for this when trading with Dallas ratebeerians. However, I would put this in the spice/herb/vegetable category, not American Strong Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2006
8% ?? Wow never noticed. Caramel and butter scotch. Dry finish. almost not entierly not at all like hazelnut in there. A malty beer with a bit of spice. The best beer from this brewer so far.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Pours a dark garnet red, with a decent sized, but quickly dissipating head. Aroma is subtle, but thereís quite a lot going on: caramel, toffee, some biscuit/butterscotch, light milk chocolate, even some mild plum. taste is mildly chocolate, leading to a tangy raisin taste, and again something buttery. Gentle roasted nuts in the finish (innuendos aside). Not much of a hop presence. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but it seems like it was done out of intention, rather than failing to make it thick. All the flavors were pretty mild and well blended. This beer was incredibly easy drinking and I was astonished to find out it was 8%. Very well hidden. This is probably the most session-friendly winter beer Iíve tasted that didnít half-ass the quality. Kudos to Rahr.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chef201atc (261) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2006 Pour is deep copper/caramel color with a rocky off-white head that doesnít last long. Nose is slightly roasty with a bit of dried fruit smell. A small amount of spices can be detected. Palate is smooth and medium bodied. Taste is caramelized malt with just a touch of alcohol in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Assurbanipaul (40) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Pours a dull yet still clear brown with a thick frothy khaki head. Aroma is light, some toasty malt. Taste is smooth, roasty malt thatís not at all spicy. Dark caramelized flavors, semi-sweet brown malt with some nutty brown sugar but the overall effect is not overly sweet at all. Very, very faint trace of hops in the middle, hints of smoke, maybe some dry dark cocoa. Finish is clean and slightly bitter, no trace of alcohol. Mouthfeel is light to medium, almost lager-like, which exposes the brewerís well-known preference for lagers. Exists somewhere between a clean brown ale and an old ale. Bottles are better than keg; I could drink this all year round.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Probably better then my numbers reflect, but I just could not add it up any other way/ BTW, I listed this as an ASA, but if someone else can come up with something more fitting, please feel free to change. Very thin head with some good lace. Brilliant garnet color with a crisp tongue feeling. Good burnt malt, but not over done like B-ridge. In other words, nicely balanced.


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