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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A rich, hearty ale brewed for a clean, dry, roasty palate.


1.8
   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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5053) - Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Malty aroma has notes of yeast, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pours a warm chestnut (not necessarily roasting on an open fire, tee hee) with a fairly thick and rather persistent pale buff head. Flavor fills the mouth with malty, woody hop, and subtle nutmeg and cinnamon notes - is that a snippet of cloves? Texture is not particularly thick or fizzy, but it does leave a pleasing finish of hops and understated spices. Yep, not getting the same thing year in and year out is very nice!
Earlier Rating: 12/23/2007 Total Score: 4.2
Pours a deep chocolaty opaque brown; tan head has fine bubbles and persists some. Aroma is rich and creamy and fairly malty with strong hints of spice and coffee. Flavor is mainly malty and has a roast coffee overtone and hints of spice and hops. Very smooth, perfect for the winter holidays.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Moderately malty character with a bit of roasted malt and hops (Burnt pine?). Reminds me a little of an Amber Ale, with just a tad more hop presence than is typical for the style (You won’t confuse this for an IPA, though). Relative to other winter warmers, a little less sweet and a little more bitter, but fairly balanced. Nothing special, but nothing that will turn you against the winter mix pack from which it comes. Old fashioned bottle design. I don’t know if one would call this a stubby, but its definitely not a long neck.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8331) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from the grocery store. Pours a clear mahogany color with a medium beige head. The aroma is light spices, some caramel and toasted malts. Smooth, actually quite hoppy, some pine, toasted malts, nutty, citrus, some caramel. Quite nice really. And a good price. Really smooth and fairly light. Well made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1612) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Aroma of hops, hint of citrus, dark brown colour with a large creamy head with great lacing. Taste of hops and citrus with a mildly bitter palate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brewbattles (40) - - DEC 9, 2013
We did a blind taste test between this and 4 other Winter Seasonals to objectively determine which one was best. They beers were: Deschutes Jubelale, Anderson Valley Boont Winter Solstice, Big Sky Powder Hound, Alaskan Winter Ale, and Redhook Winterhook. Check it out: http://youtu.be/TJowachG1no

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eberndt (235) - - DEC 6, 2013
Dark brown with a very strong roast flavor. Just bitter enough and pretty enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Dark brown with a light brown head. Roast grain aroma with just a touch of evergreen. Flavor is similar to aroma. Dry, thin and nothing particularly festive about it. Seems to be more of an American brown ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (353) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Draft. Dark ruby red with a thick off-white head that settles to a film with significant lacing. Aroma is strong with malt and a touch of hops. Sweet taste from the malt. Basically an average beer. Not amazing but not awful either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
elamericano (34) - Moscow, USA - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Pours pretty dark, nice frothy head that lasts forever. Slightly fruity, slightly spicy. Dry. Nothing fantastic, nothing terrible.


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