JFGrind (2000) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I bought a case of this beer back in December and gave most of it out for Xmas beer to my friends and family. Nobody came back to me with any remarks on this beer. I put a few aside for myself and I was not impressed. Winterhook taste wise was a far cry from other English Strong Ales I've tried. Maybe it's the way the Yanks brew this style of beer because I was also not impressed by Weyebacher's Winter Ale, supposably another English Strong Ale.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish red in color. Poured without much of a head. Smells yeasty but yummy. Metallic aftertaste.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light brown color with little head. The aroma is rather bland and weak. The flavor has some strong, boring malt flavors. Not much complexity or balance. Rather uneventful I must say.
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly spicy ale, with nice color, but weak aroma. Decent, but certainly nothing exceptional in this offering from Redhook.
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick body. Deep reddish color with quickly dissipating head. Sourness mixed with spiciness. Not much aftertaste.
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark color. Great thick taste. Good amount and color of head. Good amount of alcohol.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish body with rising carbonation, small white head, malty nose. Bitter start, bready finish.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is just a basic ale. There really isn't anything fancy about it. It certainly isn't robust. There is alight hint of spruce on the palate, but after that, just a regular old ale. Make this beer bigger please!
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Huh. The main problem here is that I just had Bell's Old Ale and this beer instantly came on like the whiny, annoying third cousin of that marvelous beer. This is pretty pathetic - quiet, limp, basic stuff.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
You can tell this was made by Redhook, it has that " taste". Brownish amber color, with a piney aroma. This finished slightly dry. Not as good as their ESB but still worth drinking during the season.