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RATINGS: 870   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.


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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldpainless (34) - fort mill, South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2008
I dint know what to expect from this one..I liked the bottle label so I got a 12. It starts rather hoppy & does mellow quickly. To me it almost crosses over to IPA territory. So it may be a good starter for one looking to try something a bit more hoppy but, not so much so that it scares one away from moving foward to try other " hoppy" beers. All in All..I would buy it again & found it to be okay.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otismulligan (34) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
bottle- poured pint glass. Very nice head that stayed around.Golder brown ameber color. A nice subtle hop amber tasty ale, very very nice. Not over flavored, as tends to be common w/ winter creations. would do be as year round, than a winter brew!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
elamericano (32) - Moscow, USA - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Pours pretty dark, nice frothy head that lasts forever. Slightly fruity, slightly spicy. Dry. Nothing fantastic, nothing terrible.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Nose is very bland only a subtle hint of cinnamon. Appearance good clarity color is almost mahogany a deep amber hue. taste is bland over all only subtle hints of caramel, black cherry, possesses some sour off flavors. moderate carbonation. Overall not good. I would never drink this beer again.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
howlinwlf (26) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Winter Hook # 29. Two 12 oz bottles poured into a .5 liter tall glass. Great deep dark amber color with a unsubstantial head. This a great yet basic ale. It has a great full flavor. Given that this is a "winter ale", it it were left over into the Spring, or maybe Summer months, I would enjoy this sturdy ale. The winter or holiday spices are minimal, and the hops level is well executed. Not over malty. Not over sweet. I think the $10 dollar word is "Toasty".

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pman (26) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2006
This one definitely grew on me as the first bottle emptied. Fruity with a nice bitter edge. It seemed to get hoppier the more I drank, but maybe that was due to something Id eaten earlier. Probably the best Ive had from Red Hook.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
beermoose (25) - Blainville, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
Brown Beer, Nice foaming, with a nice aroma of caramel and hops. I found it mild and closer to a brown ale than anything else. When drinking it, everything seems to be blended not letting anything special come out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChugMan (24) - USA - NOV 26, 2007
Clear, rich amber appearance that is almost too placid for my tastes. No sediment or even traces of carbonation to be seen. This telegraphs its flavor: crisp, clean, goes down easy, but almost remarkably unexceptional. I was rather let down by this beers flavor, or lack thereof. Its not a bad beer but it certainly does not stand out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdiddy (22) - San Marcos, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Aroma of hops (both citrus and floral). Balanced taste with an amber hue. Does not remind me of St. Arnolds Christmas ale as much as graham thinks...


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