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RATINGS: 883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A rich, hearty ale brewed for a clean, dry, roasty palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4269) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear and somewhat darker amber color with a smallish head. Nose is fairly week, but has some interesting subtle malty notes. Taste actually has a slightly bitter hoppy note to with with some nice malts balancing it out. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1635) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Draft. Deep copper color, decent head. Clear mild aroma lighter body some sweetness . Pretty average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (756) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Appearance was clear root beer with creamy off white diminishing 1 finger head, rings of lace. Aromas are sweet cara, 2-row, caramel malts, hints of citrus, spice and pine. Taste follows the nose with sweet irish-like malts and slight grapefruit, lemon and pine. Palate was soft creamy smooth CO2 with meduim body, average length malty, dryish finish. A little to much like an Irish for me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (2529) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Nice hop and malt blend but it doesn’t quite add up right. It needs more of... something. Or less of something. Or something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Decent nose. Roasted hop smell and flavor. Agree with other raters that this is kind of watery. Caramel and pine. Definitely better winter brews out there

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1407) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
has a faint hit of roast in the aroma. Taste is a splash of roast malts blended with a bit of pine hops with a slight caramel aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (611) - - NOV 17, 2012
12oz bottle. Like a richer, caramel-heavy version of their ESB. Well hopped. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cakes (402) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish-brown-mahogany with minimal head. Light aroma. tastes like an IPA with a few seasons. Hoppy. Not what I was expecting for a "Winter Seasonal". Nothing dramatic or even distinctive. Still I really enjoyed it, and will have it again. I just think that it was mis-classified as a "winter beer".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Sort of a copper colored beer with an off-white head. Some sweet brown sugar and fruit, a bit of water, and slight herbal notes. A bit of citrus peel, sort of watery, and toffee. Flavor is lightly bitter. Mostly sweet toffee, brown sugar, and bready malt. Some herbal and citrus peel hop flavors, a bit of water, and some very mild roast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rxeight (2157) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Copper color. Earthy brown taste. Bit of carmel. English bitter finish. mediocre beer. Better than mainstream stuff. Not as good as most craft.

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