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RATINGS: 861   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2003
There is a lot a particles floating around the amber body, only a touch of lacing left on the top. Maltiness and citrus dominate the flavor, as well as a touch of sourness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2004
man this brew makes me want to vomit everywhere. Iíll make it simple. Looks like dirt water. Smells like carrots. Tastes like carrot salad with motor oil on it. Finishes like most of my poop. Terrible Grat

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 Pours clear dark copper. Just some cascades thrown in and thatís it, not much else going as far as winter time goes, no spices, just bitter citrus hops and a weak malt profile.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cstuartj (928) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Pretty disappointed had this in a sesion w/ Deschutes Jubelale and it just didnít compair at all. Take a lot at itís standing with in the style, itís not far off the mark. I pours like, now real spiceness, taste is thin and leaves an odd aftertates on the roof of my mouth. Next time Iíll pass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (3803) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Red Hook Winter Hook in a 12 oz brown bottle. Pop the lid for an interesting spicy aroma. Dark brown yellow. Taste is not as spicy as the aroma. Canít get over the spicy herb vegetable smell, though not unpleasant. Feel is a little viscous and strong lagerish. Not in your face with the alky. The only other English strong ales Iíve had are summit and weyebacher. Not as strong in the flavor area as those two but it donít make it any less enjoyable. This attribute may even make it better. Some hopp or malt bite on the back of the tongue and it even lingers for a while but it is not like strong strong ale. It manages itself without too much trouble. It does seem to be a little less oppressive than the other strong ales. Finish is a medium bitter that is tolerable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lweiberg (106) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Definitely pine, slightly like Bellís winter ale but generally nothing special, average, not worth more than $1.00 a bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a crystal clear copper with a frothy, beige head that subsides, leaving behind patchy lace. The nose is tainted by a slightly phenolic (plastic bag) note over light caramel and faint, earthy hops. Light to medium-bodied, with soft carbonation, the palate concludes with a dry and slightly astringent finish. Fairly bland, the flavor is of faint caramel behind dull, earthy hops and metal. This one is pretty much like a sub-par amber ale with the hops tuned up just a notch. It just doesnít work for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2009
An okay winter ale offering from Red Hook. I was really expecting more, though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zicksmith (3) - boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
Bottle looks like a chode. Taste is relatively bland but what it lacks in taste it makes up for in alcohol content.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2001
It may be my outraged sensibilities talking, but ever since they got in the sack with Anheuser-Busch, the quality of Redhook seems to be diminished. The 2001 Winterhook is strange and frothy in the mouth and curiously weak in body. The tastes are muddy - rancid butter, sourdough bread, badly aged raisins, and pine resin. Not a pleasant beer at all, at all.

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