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RATINGS: 866   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.


3.8
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1010) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 RE-RATE. Poured from bottle. Dried fruit, roasted malt in aroma. Translucent mahogany. Flavors of toasted malt, floral hops, nut, vanilla, pepper, caramel. Dry feel. Different (and better) than it was at last rating.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (503) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2010
This beer was light brown with a creamy tan head. The beer had aromas of moderate maltiness with caramel and roasted notes. The beer had an initial sweetness that was quickly followed by a dry itterness. The carbonation was light and the bdy medium.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1239) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2012
Poured into a glass stein. Copper, transparent with a finger of head. Roasted malt smell, almost smoky. Good malt all the way through, big bitter at the end. Balanced. Bubbly (not too much), medium body. Perfect winter drinker and quite easy to throw back a few with no problems.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2157) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 25, 2012
12oz bottle - pours clear amber with thin tan head and modest lacing. Nose is herbal or grassy hops. Flavor adds spruce, light roast character, and caramel malts. Mod sweetness and moderate bitterness. Interesting balance. Light enough to quench the thirst, but flavorful enought to keep me guessing. I had no expectations for this beer since the bottle and packaging were not very helpful in describing the beer. Glad I went for it and the 6% ABV. Wil enjoy these on this chilly camping trip.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (929) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a one finger off-white head. Ok head retention but not much in the way of lacing. Aroma is a big shot of piny hops along with roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Some cinnamon and nutmeg in there too. A little on the light side but pleasant. The flavor is big on piny hops but that is quickly followed by loads of caramel and toffee. Roasted malt is there along with quite a bit of nuttiness. Cinnamon is buried underneath but it all comes together to give this beer quite the "wintry" feel. Mouthfeel is a little chalky towards the finish and just a little on the thin side. Overall, I am quite impressed with this offering from Redhook. There are a lot of flavors coming together and they all work really well. One to pick up if you see it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3342) - Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Malty aroma has notes of yeast, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pours a warm chestnut (not necessarily roasting on an open fire, tee hee) with a fairly thick and rather persistent pale buff head. Flavor fills the mouth with malty, woody hop, and subtle nutmeg and cinnamon notes - is that a snippet of cloves? Texture is not particularly thick or fizzy, but it does leave a pleasing finish of hops and understated spices. Yep, not getting the same thing year in and year out is very nice!
Earlier Rating: 12/23/2007 Total Score: 4.2
Pours a deep chocolaty opaque brown; tan head has fine bubbles and persists some. Aroma is rich and creamy and fairly malty with strong hints of spice and coffee. Flavor is mainly malty and has a roast coffee overtone and hints of spice and hops. Very smooth, perfect for the winter holidays.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Churchkey (15) - - FEB 11, 2014
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance / Pours darker than honey almost amber colored. Tried as I might all I could achieve was about 1 finger of frothy tan foam. Did not last long but never completely left either leaving thin lace along the way. Nice carbonation. Smell / Toasted breads with some herbal spicy smells. Taste / The first thing you get is a wonderful malty sweetness followed by a medium hop bitterness that is really well balanced. Mouth Feel / Medium bodied that is creamy and slick with a long lasting finish. Overall / When I had my first one of these I thought it was average but over the next few day I had a few more and each time I discovered something new with it. I find this to be a great example of the winter warmer style as this has become a favorite winter beer for me.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (2645) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2014
Thanks to SefanSD for this brew. Winterhook #29.
Reddish-brown in the glass, nice roasted nose. The beer starts malty, dry. The mainpart is a bit more dry, nicely malty and very nicely hopped. The bitter-hops get more intense till the end, nicely dry with the roasted malt, and still easy to drink.
a very nice winter beer - not sweet and nicely balanced. --> 12/11/12/12

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3750) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2009 12 oz, bottled 10-01-08. Clear, ruby-copper with a lasting quarter inch of foam that leaves nice lace behind. Aroma of tea leaf and molasses. Flavor is molasses, toasty nut, tea leaf, and light chocolate-orange with a finish of citrus and toasted oak. Medium body is smooth, lightly carbonated and dryish. Excellent example of the style, and tastier than many English Ales. Best I have had from this brewery.


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