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RATINGS: 871   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A rich, hearty ale brewed for a clean, dry, roasty palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1416) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Big caramel aroma, with a hint of hops. Pours a clear red with a dusting of off-white head. Mild roasted flavors, with a touch of nuttiness. Light on the palate, and easy to drink. Not too much going on here, there’s a touch of hops in the finish, but nothing really complicated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 This is a nice take on a winter red ale, dark amber with a milky head. Notes of caramel, citrus, toffee and still rather hoppy too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1747) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark copper pour. Large pillowy white head that reduced to lingering foam. Somewhat harsh flavors. Burnt caramel. Artichoke. Dark Christmas spice. Sharp tangelo pith. Bitter hop bite. Black pepper. Some odd bitter notes that feel out of balance. Not a typical winter brew. Bit of a challenge, but that can be a good thing if one is in the mood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tatinek (41) - South Dakota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
It’s cold and snowy here in SD today so I picked up a six of this at the local market. I’m sitting at the the computer now wondering how it tastes compared to their standard ESB. I should have picked up one of those too. Really quite a nice beer for a cold wintery day. I will buy it again. Thanks Redhook

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours a clear reddish brown with a white head. Hints of pine in the nose. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. Roasted malts forward with a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (509) - - DEC 7, 2012
Dark Red color. A nice blend of Caramel, Toffee, Grapefruit Hops and Yeasts make the flavor robust and rich. Body is heavy and moderately carbonated and it doesn’t come off quite as well as one would hope. Overall it’s an excellent winter warmer with a nice flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chickenflea (347) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2012
The last of a sixer. I wanted to get familiar with the beer first. The color is a clear chestnut. A small off-white head recedes quickly with islands of lacing, The aroma holds bread and sugar with a touch of apricot. The flavor is malty and earthy. No real noticeable alcohol. Body is medium. Texture is very soft. Low carbonation. This is an easy beer to drink and makes a nice nightcap. I truly enjoy this beer. But I am not sure it is an English strong ale. It seemed like a cross between an amber and a scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Pours a reddish-brown with a clinging tan head. The aroma is both hoppy and sweet with notes of pine, grapefruit, and sugar. Medium, smooth palate. Flavor-wise the brew starts sweet and smooth. I would say there's a touch of sugared grapefruit there. The finish is appropriately bitter with some pine notes. Not a bad seasonal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3808) - Everett, 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 (1542) - 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

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