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RATINGS: 886   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdcourtney (56) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2005
On tap at BW3. Not even close to being a conventional strong ale, but a valiant attempt - more of a Brown ale. Nice color and head, flavor has a subtle fruity undertone with a moderate malt backbone.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dslunsford1 (55) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Smells somewhat musky, but has a great spicy taste that is signature of a good winter brew. Can definitely taste the hops that gives this beer itís bold start but lingering finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tatinek (55) - South Dakota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Itís cold and snowy here in SD today so I picked up a six of this at the local market. Iím sitting at the the computer now wondering how it tastes compared to their standard ESB. I should have picked up one of those too. Really quite a nice beer for a cold wintery day. I will buy it again. Thanks Redhook

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2001
Very good, very spicy and only $6 a six pack.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cutlass (51) - Galloway, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2002
an excellent beer. not as good as sam adams, or Great Lakes Christmas Ale, but it is inexpensive

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2003
This is a really nice seasonal entry from the folks at Redhook. Not crazy strong like a lot of winter brews. Hops at the start remind me of Flying Dog Pale, but the finish is much stronger and balanced. Check it out if you can get it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrownDogBeer (50) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma of pine with some citrus . Has a medeum body with a slighty malty finish. Has a decent hop profile. Not as dark and heavy as i would like in a winter beer. It coms of more like a hoppy ESB.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Very subtle aroma... very subtle flavor. Slight orange-like spicy notes with a medium-ish body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2006
A decent amber with fruity esters and a light ctirus hop nose candy. Very big carmel taste and warm mouth palape. Some type of spices finish off this decent beer

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Its not what Iím expecting from a winter ale. Its more like an IPA to me because of the strong, and somewhat bitter hops taste, which Iím really not that fond of. Iíve bought IPAís before and some of them are enjoyable when Iím in the right mood for them, but this one has a hops taste that doesnít have alot of character and reminds me more of soap. But its definitely drinkable. I can easily finish this six pack, and if someone gives me some, Iíll happily consume that as well, but I probably wonít buy any more of it, because its just not that memorable to me, and its not what I envision as a winter ale, which is usually less better.


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