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RATINGS: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A rich, hearty ale brewed for a clean, dry, roasty palate.

   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.

   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 Iíve had both better winter brews and English strong ales.

   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 oneís 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 ghostís 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. itís 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, sheíd call it robust, but i donít. and at a weenie 5.6 abv., it ainít too warming; it rates low not for being bad, but for daring to pretend that itís baaaaad.

   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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrRomero (1976) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
EithCubes (5304) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stine (1713) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
michael-pollack (4959) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (7254) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Light tan colour .. some decant head but dies down quite a bit .. some honey notes but muddled ... some flavours but too befuddling to pull out anything real, if that makes any sense.. an average beer but for an english strong winter beer, thin and watery but is easy drinking... McLovin ..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle - Poured a hazy dark amber in color with a very small white head that quickly faded to a thin rim around the top of the beer. Low carbonation overall. Aroma is not strong with hints of roasted malts and some citrusy hops. Flavor is similar, very little of much except some roasted malts and some hoppiness. Slightly sour on the finish. Could be a better beer if it just had more flavor... I am disappointed... Red Hook can do much better!

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