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RATINGS: 864   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Decent winter beer, nice and fruity, with malt.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Very sub-par winter ale. Aroma was more like an over hopped pils. Very thin and a tad bitter. Some citrus notes as well. Not too good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
This was a pleasant surprise. I didn’t expect much, but this beer has a good bitter hop aroma. Light malt body and refreshing, citrus hops in the flavor. Taste of bailey’s as well, which was strange but somehow worked.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Appearance: Pours a clear, bright brown body with a moderate, off-white head. Smell: The unfortunate aroma is formed by an offensive mixture of berries, soured citrus fruits, and dirty metal. Taste: Bland, plain-tasting malt flavor with a slight nuttiness to it. The small amount of hops present provide a bit of grassiness. Finishes sour and with the taste of stewed greens. Mouthfeel: Lackluster medium-thin body, with moderate carbonation and an exceedingly watery palate. Drinkability: Something to keep in mind: there are many far better winter beers. This one’s a total washout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4289) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Pours deep amber into a trappist glass. White micro head with good retention recedes to coat surface leaving spot lacing. Spice aromas. Crisp with dark caramel and a sweet lasting pepper finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized off-white head
Aroma: Toasted malts, caramel and spices
Taste: Toasted malts, earthy and light caramel
Nice

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnnyJ (4218) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Notes of caramel in the nose. Pour is reddish amber with a fizzy white head. Flavors of hops, fruit, mild spice, and malt. A decent ale.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2005
I am on the fence about this one. I really want to like it but it has turpentine like bitterness. Now having said that it has a wonderful caramel malt and toffee taste as well. The aroma is floral hops and some pine. I have had better pine flavored ales and even though it’s not bad it could be better.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Aroma of malts and a little spice. Dark amber in color. Taste of bland maltyness and not much hops. Rather thin

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4116) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Reddish amber, thin white head. Hop up in the front, awful dirty corn malt in the finish. Won’t try this one again.


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