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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.


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 (204) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 3, 2001
2001

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Light copper color with a loose frothy head. A sweet, malty brew, some light hops and spice notes. Light mouthfeel, with a minutely bitter aftertaste. Nice winter brew, agrealby it is very reminscent of their ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2001
It is pretty similar to their ESB

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2003 Malty, toasty, grainy and sweet aroma with hints of brown sugar and caramel and faint hop spice. Medium to dark copper in color, clear, with a fairly robust head but little visible effervescence. Flavor is malty, with some toasted malt, caramel and lightly doughy breadiness. Finish shows some piney, spicy hop at last, but it"s a bit of a ’too little, too late’ situation. Body is light to medium and palate is just this side of watery. In the past I actually looked forward to this beer being available, and I don"t honestly know if the beer or I have changed, but it"s really nothing special this year, although inoffensive. My last overall rating for this was a 3.5, it doesn"t deserve that tonight.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - NOV 25, 2001
Good, could use some work, but really quite good

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2001
A beginner’s winter beer. Nice mouthfeel is probably it’s best attribute.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
joet (2121) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 20, 2001
Some light struck flavors and aromas -- possibly some iso-valeric acid, pine. It’s a loser before it hits my tongue. Hmmm... soft, wet and damp and has a fat hoppy ass that walks away quickly. I’ve had a lot of crap beers in my day and yet it’s obvious this is far worse than an average beer. If you think this beer is not up to par, it should rate below a 2.75.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2001
Drank this last night while drunk and also had two bottles today when sober. Tasted much better when drunk. Spicy and hoppy mixture of tastes. Didn’t really care for it all that much. Decent and drinkable but not even close to being a favorite winter beer.


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