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RATINGS: 864   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.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2002
Unexciting. The 2000 bottling seems to have fared better in these ratings.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
Ouch! This beer was very sour and bitter, but not in a good way. Not the best winter ale, for sure. It has the dichotemy of being kind of spicey, but flat at the same time. This beer has the base elemental tastes the Chinook uses, but the Chinook has a better hop aroma, more intriguing quality, and definatly more substance to the flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2002
goog, but not the best winter ale

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2002
This dark amber ofering has a nice rounded flavoring, though it is not really complex. The roasted malt presence is the dominant attribute making this winter brew a simple, flavorful treat.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2011 2001 Edition: This tastes weak and a finish that reminds me of bad lagers. 2011 Edition: Pours a clear orange with a medium white head, rich toasted malts in the aroma, starts and ends lightly bitter, medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2002
suprisingly good beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2001
Pretty good winter brew. Not as good as Old Fezziwig Ale. My favorite winter brew.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2001
This stuff has the nice spicy holiday aroma I was looking for, but I found the flavor weak, almost watered down, fading at the finish. Its not bad - just undistinguished. I’m still looking for a great Christmas brew.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4053) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2001
This was stinky. It wasn’t skunked, but it was stinkyeasted. Cascade hopped, tinny first taste -- I suggest letting it sit and warm to get the ale flavor. The palate is actually on the higher side of 3, but not a 4. Some butterbread aftertaste. I was disappointed. Tastes like a bad Sierra Nevada brew.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
zyster99 (21) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2001
Wimpy flavor. Disappointing for Redhook.


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