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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Warm up the long, cold nights of winter with Rahr’s latest seasonal offering. Wonderfully robust, rich and full-bodied, Rahr’s Winter Warmer is crated in the fine British tradition of holiday ales. Perfect for either holiday gatherings or quiet evenings at home.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2007
On draft at the Flying Saucer in Ft. Worth. Dark brown pour with small head. Caramel and malts in the nose. Big malty flavor, sweet caramel, brown sugar, and mild spice. Smooth bodied, full flavor. Nice winter brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 25, 2007
Poured a clear golden chestnut color with a thin off-white head. Light caramel malt with light clovey spice. Mild alcohol notes. Malty flavor with mild fruit, just a hint of spice and light alcohol. Some sweetness. Fair amount of warmth. Some toasty aroma when this warmed. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Cornfield. Thanks Carl!. Nice sweet aroma that portends of good things to come. Hint of high alcohol, in the nose but it is mostly hidden. Mostly opaque, very dark reddish brown with a thin off white ring. Not much lace. There wasn’t much of a sound when I popped the cap, so I was leary of flatness. However, if I wasn’t thinking that I wouldn’t have noticed that it may be a little less carbonated than average. Nice, fairly well balanced flavor. Not much in the way of hops but the roasted malts and higher alcohol work well. A tasty brew. Not spectacular but no glaring flaws.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle from Buzz11eye. Dark brown/ amber colr with small lacing type head. Roasted milky aroma. Flavor of brown sugar, maple,malt, and light roasted notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
Bottle, courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a clear brown color with burgundy highlights and a medium, beige color. Aroma of caramel and chocolate with mild alcohol. The flavor has a rich presence of malt with nuts, caramel and chocolate. It’s sweet but just enough. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. A pleasant beer to sip on a cold october evening.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Pours a dark ruby color with a very small tan head. Aroma is malty with some caramel. Flavor is rich of roasted chocolate and caramel, with a hint of the 8% alcohol. One of my favorite Rahr brews, as good, if not better than the Oktoberfest. 12 oz. bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2010 Re-Rate. Pours a deep murky brown with light tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, a bit nutty, light signs of dark fruit. Flavor is very much the same with a nice mellow alcohol spiciness. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body and just a tad watery, with medium carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty nice, well balanced brew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2547) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2008
A rich malt heavy ale. Fruity and sweet, somewhat caramelly. A tough rough, though, with a notable alcohol/grainy finish. Full palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
bottle, dark brown color with nice medium head, aroma of fruity cocoa, flavor is stout with some dark fruit and roast malt, finish is smooth

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (995) - , Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2011 re-rate (original was 2009) either I changed or this beer changed; MUCH better than my original rate (below). malty aroma with a hint of cocoa. Pour is black with big beige head with long lacing. many levels of flavor - not much sweetness; beer starts smooth, some dark fruit flavors followed by chalky chocolate and beer ends dry. med-thick palate. I LIKE!! Dissapointed; my first winter warmer and it was... bland nice aroma of cloves? malts but there was none of that in the taste..


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