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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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Reviewed 1/29/2009 (bottled 12/02/08): Pours a very clear brown colored body, with a small head, off-white in color. Has a hoppy malty sweet aroma. A dusty, light sweet taste. Very light tasting. Not much flavor. Has some hoppiness and bitterness, but not much flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Brown pour with a fizzy head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is mild spicey hop with a wierd urine tinge. Caramel malt as well. Flavor is mostly some flabby caramel malt and spicey hop but the two never really come together. Not very good

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
billdrinksbeer (18) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle. Oddly hoppy aroma for a beer in this style. Smells faintly like a DFH 60 minute combined with the smell of wet leaves. Pours a rich chestnut brown with a half finger width of cream colored head that dissipates quickly. Taste is at first slightly malty with a faint taste of cider spices (a la traditional winter brews). Mouthfeel is very thin, almost watery, and the back taste is almost non-existent. Not a bad beer, but I’ve had both better winter brews and English strong ales.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
boxofrane (2111) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with a small off white head and limited retention. The aroma is all malt.. some caramel and toffee seem to dominate. The taste is malty but really not much of a defined flavor.. just a mix of sweetness.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2002
i think at redhook they just brew one beer but add different colorings and gentle little focus-group approved flavorings right before bottling. this one’s the weenie winter ale. everyone agreed amber was a pretty hue, so they went with that. head basically failed, about as substansial as a little calcium deposit on your tub. the aroma was deeply embedded but with a prybar i finally wrenched up some interesting odors. as gossamer as a ghost’s fart came a wisp of watery orange kool-aid and the whimpers of a distant slice of roman meal. it improved slightly with warming, those carmel aspects went full throttle to the level of a second-rate oktoberfest, but brought along a mustard note that should have stayed buried. it’s smooth and thin, sweet malts are neither challenging or threatening. if you gave this to your great aunt agnes who was expecting a chamomile tea, she’d call it robust, but i don’t. and at a weenie 5.6 abv., it ain’t too warming; it rates low not for being bad, but for daring to pretend that it’s baaaaad.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Discofish (152) - USA - NOV 23, 2002
Kinda tastes like puke

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Draft at Olde Auburn Ale House, Auburn, Alabama. Poured caramel brown with thin tan head. Moderately roasty with a mild bitter finish. Low carbonation I will blame on the bar. Lightly spiced with hints of coffee.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
EithCubes (4888) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle. Sweet and spiced aroma, floral hops with pine, spruce, and sweet corn, and a little herby funk. Amber-copper pour with a short but sticky beige head. Grainy, lightly hoppy, and dry taste, a little gritty from spice. Toasty notes are way down in the mix. A little woody and a little nutty, and pleasantly dry, but a bland disappointment overall. And very light vegetal bitterness. Medium body and slightly acidic. Pretty nasty aftertaste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stine (1572) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Reddish amber pour. Some pit fruit aroma dominated by metals and earth. False tasting. Copper and plastic. Fruit cocktail syrup aftertaste. Unpleasant - not worth drinking.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Sweet, herbal aroma. Smells of herbs, caramel, toasting, dough, and a little spice. Poured amber in color with a small tan head that diminished. Good lacing. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is sweet. Tastes of dough, caramel, malts, toasting, and nuts. Light to medium body. Thin, watery texture. Soft carbonation. Malty, salty finish. Overall, pretty bad.


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