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RATINGS: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A rich, hearty ale brewed for a clean, dry, roasty palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (3364) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Good piney hop and very light dark fruit nose. Cola color, thin tan head. Thin watered-down roast malt initial / some hoppiness emerges / all fades out quickly. Medium body, a bit rough on the tongue. Not much really "winter" about it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1272) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Strong hop smell..taste is fairly smooth and more mellow on the hops...decent taste..not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (443) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Dark brown, reddish body with small white head. Aroma has mostly malts and some sweet syrup/sugar notes. Mouthfeel is light, somewhat watery with little carbonation. Taste is soft with nice bitterness. Itís a pretty good ale and I can see this working outside winter as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown, thin brown head. Aroma not impressive, but flavor is actually not too shabby. Malty and toasty. Rich and some very mild spices, but nothing too overbearing. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4475) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Draft the the candle pin bowling alley. Pours clear medium brown a frothy off white head. Tastes like malt, musk, gains. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musk, malt, slightly bready, nutty, and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (4920) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear light brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is woody notes, light toffee, cereal malts, and light raisin. Flavor is dry earthy notes, ash, chocolate, and faint dark fruit; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McGarnigle (609) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
From a 12-pack of Christmas beers. This is a pretty one with a nice clear, dark amber body. Beyond that, I donít know. Itís not quite an IPA take on a Winter beer, but there is some hop bitterness (45 IBUs per the brewery). A little caramel sweetness, a little roast, but these three elements seem to clash. I donít think there are spices in it, which is fine with me.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Nose is very bland only a subtle hint of cinnamon. Appearance good clarity color is almost mahogany a deep amber hue. taste is bland over all only subtle hints of caramel, black cherry, possesses some sour off flavors. moderate carbonation. Overall not good. I would never drink this beer again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zicksmith (3) - boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
Bottle looks like a chode. Taste is relatively bland but what it lacks in taste it makes up for in alcohol content.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled 20SEP11 (because winter starts in September now?) A: Copper with a finger of off-white foam which falls quickly to a sheet of the same. near cobweb lace. Excellent clarity. S: Caramel malts with hints of metal. T: Herbal, with a near lavender flavor. Nasty. M: Thin with moderate carb. O: Been drinking some shit beer tonight, getting tired of it. Serving type: bottle 11-30-2011

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