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RATINGS: 874   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 BOTTLE: amber/clear color, aroma is light. A little hoppy, with spice tones and slight nut flavor. Just okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottlede on 10/29/08 and drank on 11/14/08. Pours with a huge, fluffy, off-white head and a dark hazlenut body. Some good lacing. Some spicey piney hops and a bit of toasted malt and orange peel in the aroma. Taste is hoppy with some orange and a bit watery compared to the aroma. Some toasted malt and toffee. Creamyish mouthfeel, and light carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2008
Pours ruby/amber, tan head. Aroma is hoppy with herbal-pine. Taste, hoppy with caramel malts. Overall mouthfeel and finish is hoppy and caramelized. Found the beer to be too hoppy and lacking any significant spices to make this one a trully enjoyable winter ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2006
12 oz bottle stating 6% ABV. Nice copper color with frothy off white head. Great lacing. Light malty aroma with some cinnamon and a bit of hops. The flavor sports a full caramel maltiness backed up by a grapefruit hop bite. Hidden between the malts and hops are hints of nutmeg and cinnamon.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7247) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from the grocery store. Pours a clear mahogany color with a medium beige head. The aroma is light spices, some caramel and toasted malts. Smooth, actually quite hoppy, some pine, toasted malts, nutty, citrus, some caramel. Quite nice really. And a good price. Really smooth and fairly light. Well made.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2004
i was interested to taste this as redhook is a name you see a bit in beer books. alas it was very poor, slightly nutty but utterly thin and boring

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Pours a deep copper with an eggshell colored head. Very fresh hoppy aroma, like a good IPA. Body starts with a nice hoppy kick and trails off into a more caramel malty side. Good crisp bittersweet finish. A very nice hoppy amber. I wouldn't really consider it an English Strong Ale.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (7089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"a nice nutty malt flavor greets you, but it kind of goes off the tracks after that. better than their average beer, but with the abundance of winter ales out there, this one is easily passable."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7028) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a mostly clear reddish brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild toasted malts, caramel, light citrus, dried fruits with a mild amount of spices. Thin body, flavor is better than I would have expected. I just like my winter warmers to be bigger.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours red amber with an off white head. Floral hop aroma with some sweet caramel malt. The flavor is well balanced, for floral hops, a bit lighter than the aroma, and sweet caramel. Not bad.


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