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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3360) - 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 (4379) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2001
It may be my outraged sensibilities talking, but ever since they got in the sack with Anheuser-Busch, the quality of Redhook seems to be diminished. The 2001 Winterhook is strange and frothy in the mouth and curiously weak in body. The tastes are muddy - rancid butter, sourdough bread, badly aged raisins, and pine resin. Not a pleasant beer at all, at all.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2001
2001I was kind of disappointed in this one. I was expecting a hearty, dark, rich ale, but I got a watered down ESB dark. Dark copper color, weak head that faded quickly and a dark taste that was reminiscent of burnt, watered down ESB (which I do love however). If you are buying several winter brews this year, and need to somehow limit whicch ones you get, this may be the one to leave off. Maybe next year.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (229) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 3, 2001
2001


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