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RATINGS: 885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A rich, hearty ale brewed for a clean, dry, roasty palate.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Good clean favor. I think this beer is a little under-appreciated. Nice hints of fruits and nuts. I would best describe this beer as a pale drk beer. It has a lot of characteristics of a dark beer, but it isn't dark in the least bit. Definately worth trying. I liked it better the colder it was.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Bottle. Did I get a skunk? Pours dark brown with some almost-purplish hues. Not a strong aroma but definitely gives a herby, boozy aroma (maybe gin/juniper?). That same bizarre herby mix is very prevalent in the beer, with a metallic twinge. Maybe I just don’t like Winter Ales (this was my first) but I thought it was mostly vile.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2003 Dark copper color. decent head.Malted smells of caramel and deep roast and the flavor delivers the same mesage. Good beer. The one thing that Anheuser did was buy into Redhook. I bought this beer again and liked it even more the second time. I noticed more hops than the first time. Damn good beer.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to Drew. Bottle poured to glass. Copper, red with rocky white head. Molasses & biscuit malt aroma with a moderate hops to balance. Creamy mouthfeel. Semi lacing retained small bead around rim through out entire drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Poured into a Sam Adams Sensory Glass. 2008 Style. Color is a light carmel brown. Pours a decent head that leaves a medium level of lace. Aroma is of piney hopes. Some spices are also noted. Taste is of similiar piney hops. A slight hint of carmel is also tasted. Mouthfeel is smooth, but bitter (due to the hops). Leaves a dry taste in mouth. Overall, a solid beer. I would recommend this winter style ot anybody. Serving type: bottle

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2001
A very good beer. It has a smooth spicy flaver that warms you up after a hard day skiing.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Beer starts off well with a pleasant aroma of robust coffee and hops and a dark amber hue. However when I took the first sip I definitely got a bitter beer face. This beer is loaded with hops but the bitterness overwhelmes with winter barley flavor that could have been a saving grace. This beer would only be satisfying only someone with dulled taste buds from years of smoking cigars.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 17, 2013
Don’t know if its my cold, but im not getting a whole lot of an aroma of this, slight hop aroma. Nice appearance though, nice foamy head, lovely red amber colour. Much lighter in taste than i expected, feels very light around the mouth, bready, biscuity flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Nice clean tasting winter lager with a hoppy taste at the begining that changes to a smooth taste at the end.


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