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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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Copper color, little head. Malty/fruity aroma - dried apples, pears, and caramel. Sweet flavor, slight bitter finish, no aftertaste. An unoffensive, uncomplicated winter ale. Pretty much gutless.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2002
decent enough ale, somewhat boring, but about as good as it gets from these sag-asses

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2002
A much better winter than others including Sam Adams with a nice slight spiciness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
(Bottled on 10/14/02) Medium body, malty and nutty. Sweet finish

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2002
"Robust"? Maybe. Not too bad, classic english ale flavor, but nothing like the better examples.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Very sour kind of bitter, unpleasant actually. I drank this while watching UW upset No.3 WSU, and being from Pullman maybe this was Seattle’s way of saying "don’t drink our goddamn beer if you our rooting for the other team." Well, just like the Huskies, beer too can have a bad season.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3394) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2002
Contrary to popular belief this is not the same every year. This wasn’t one of the better ones, lacking in flavor

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Discofish (152) - USA - NOV 23, 2002
Kinda tastes like puke

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 23, 2002
Had a few of these in a bottle after watching Ohio State spank Michigan and clinch a spot in the Fiesta Bowl. GO BUCKS!! Anyway, I digress. Subtle nose of caramel, flowers, and a hint of citrus. Pours a clear ruddy brown/orange. The ultra creamy and exceptionally tight off-white head is mostly lasting with good lacing. The flavor starts sweet with a warm and spicy middle that is slightly acidic. The finish is on the sweet side. The medium creamy lively palate finishes clean and slightly dry. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2002
2002 - medium thick, sweet fruity malts too close to cloying. 2001 - thick, syrupy. some fruity flavors towards the end of the bottle. I don’t like winter warmers that add fruit. I prefer a traditional winter warmer like Young’s or Sam Smith.


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