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RATINGS: 866   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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2002
clear reddish-orange color, thin head dissipating almost immediately. aroma is a bit fruity with some apple and pear flavors. overall a thin beer, one i’d hardly call "robust"

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 1, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 2005 Vintage This English strong ale pours a copper red color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized head. Aroma is slightly malty with some floral hops. A light to medium bodied English Strong Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter and a touch floral. Some vegetative and cardboardy flavors as well. Better than the 2000 sample I had, but still can’t recommend this one. Bland, boring a touch thin and watery tasting. I recall when Redhook made decent beers, oh how times have changed. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. 2000 Vintage Dark red copper color, large head. Medium malts, medium hops. Roasted malts, robust/full flavor. Somewhat spicy. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty, very slight bitterness. Tastes better when slightly warmer, flavor has a smoother feel. Taste is a little thin? Need to re taste?? Giving it the benefit of a doubt, but its not a very good beer. (4-2-4-2-10)

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
rich42 (128) - USA - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2005 used to be a big fan of this beer - but wow has it gone downhill. used to be a stronger dark ale. then it became more of a typical but decent brown. now it seems like they’ve just added some food coloring to their watered down IPA. light brown color. moderately hoppy. fairly thin bodied. nothing interesting or tasty going on. nothing "robust" about it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
This is one of those beers that you are sitting around waiting for it to get cold again so you can partake.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Roasted malt and silky caramel…Sweet fruit and cinnamon…More of an autumn beer…

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2002
Looks like iced tea, not much head. Aroma is sweet and smoky with a bit of caramel. Flavor has a bit of lemony sweetness with smoke and brandy. Full, rich, malty.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2002
A suped up version of their ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 6, 2002
Very drinkable, but nothing special. Not malty enough for my taste, decent hops though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2002
Yummy, even though it never really gets cold where I live, we are pansy enough to think it is, therefore Winterhook is a beer of choice. Very smooth for a winter ale, sort of fruity too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2002
Was a little bitter for my taste. Don’t know what the alcohol % is, but it must be high. I had 3 or 4 pints of this at the sports bar and it hit me pretty hard.


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