Bakes (17) - Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed the color and taste of this beer. I will definately buy it again next winter.
Elauwit (16) - - FEB 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old chicago Greeley co
Too hoppy for a red. Good beer but have had others I like more.
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zaschell (14) - , Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty standard tasting winter ale. Red Hook turns out good stuff, and this is no exception, but stacked up against the other NW micro winter brews, it is not quite as good.
somecrzyguy420 (13) - schenectady, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2006
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
im not a real hoppy fan so i didnt care for this much, good dark color though, aroma typical of a seasonal ale
gardyloo (12) - USA - DEC 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
i may have been drunk by the time i switched to this, but i remember enjoying it thoroughly.
arsenal (10) - Orange, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
one of my favorite everyday beers is Red Hookís ESB... so i thought iíd be "relatively safe". thatís a pretty good description of Winterhook. there are Belgian elements in the aroma and flavor (which is not my favorite), but pleasingly so (despite a metallic aftertaste). and i was a little surprised by the kick provided by the alcohol content. very acceptable.
Chrisco88 (9) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2010 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Poured deep amber/brown with a small, bubbly beige head that faded quite quickly.
Aroma: Not very aromatic at all, nothing jumps out. With a bit of swirling I picked up some caramel or roasted smells as well as a bit of spiciness of some sort.
Taste: Quite balanced but a little sweet in the end. Caramel flavor dominate with some roasted malts in there as well. Towards the end thereís a tinge of bitterness but thereís also a nice earthy spice to ponder.
Palate: For the most part it was smooth but below average carbonation left me with a watery consistency.
Overall: Easy to drink and perfect for cold temperatures so canít ask for much more, but it seems all the flavors and aromas are so bland and subtle that Winterhook just doesnít stand out.
abc2248 (9) - LITITZ, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2005 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color. Sweet, malty aroma. Tastes like a brown ale with a little more citrusy hops flavor. Not exceptionally flavorful. Finish is fairly dry and somewhat bitter. OK, but nothing special.
timetrvlr (8) - milford, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
little head, easy on the palate with slightly bitter aftertone. i drink this often when its available because its satisfying and very reasonably priced
Justinw (7) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark mahogoney color. Small light head with a mild hop aroma. Burnt flavor with a hint of nuttyness to it. Finishes with a bitter aftertaste.