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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Brown Ale
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Yeeow! Especially for the holidays, a brown ale with real attitude! The malts used to make Warm Welcome are roasted to give a hearty amber-brown color and a warm, rounded nutty taste. This fine ale is dedicated to all you curious brew-lovers out there who ever had serious questions about Santa’s supposed arrival by way of the chimney. (How does he do that, anyway?)


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zoucrew102 (554) - - APR 7, 2013
Aroma is a little hoppy with spice and caramel notes. Pours copper colored with a white head that clings to the glass. Taste is caramel and spice with a nutty flavor with a dry slightly hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rafasp (9) - CHILE - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
Espuma casi nada. El color caramelo nada especial. Cierto aroma que se presenta en cervezas caseras malas. Sabor "no bueno" medio astringente. Medio como grasoso. Algo de especias pero poco. No me gusto parece cerveza casera mal echa. Quizás me toco una mala botella. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a dark hazy brown color with a one finger off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Nice foamy speckled lacing lingers at a nice pace down the sides of the glass. The aroma smelled like Christmas as there was a nice multitude of ginger, allspice, cinnamon, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, light marshmallow, vanilla, light pumpkin all combined wonderfully in a very inviting sort of way. The taste followed the nose with the chocolates really coming out on top. On the palate, this one sat right about a medium in body. Sessionable? Not really, as I found myself sipping this more. The carbonation was extremely smooth but not watery. Overall, wow, I’ve always loved this brown ale as an early winter beer (Christmas), I look forward to the holidays whenever I think of this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2112) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a deep amber, with a white head. Malty, lightly roasted aroma, hops, chocolate, apricot, citrus. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, quite hoppy taste, caramel, light chocolate notes, orange peel. Quite enjoyable, but comes across as slightly watery for that ABV. (2014-01-24)

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle kindly preserved by the RBHD tasting party on Fridtjoffen. Clear copper colored body. Dried fruits and caramel on the nose. Sweet, light salty liquorice and a weak, stale bitterness that lasts and reveal faint stale nuts. Medium to full bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (1016) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Clear amber. Caramel sweetness with some fruitiness in taste. Similar taste. OK balance. Slightly metallic.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (2550) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Fra flaske på RBHD-treff ombord på Fridtjofen mai-14: lys farge for en brown ale? Bortsett fra litt aroma og smak av nøtter synes jeg dette minner mest om en golden ale. Slank kropp (ulikt julenissen) og med fin balanse. Hvis nissen hadde holdt seg til denne ville han ikke hatt problemer med å komme seg ned skorsteinen.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. Amber to reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Sweetish aroma, toffee and caramel. Toffee and nuts in the flavour, fairly dry, more distinct hops than expected.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5461) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear mahogany with a small thin head. Aroma of caramel, light roasted, furniture polish. Dry mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet, nutty malts, balanced by some easy roast and dry spices, lingering moderate bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2897) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 0.5 at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 17122011. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, some caramel, some hops and malts.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlackerMads (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden, medium sized off white head. Spicy, soapy, perfumy, light grain, nuts, caramel, syrup. Medium body, medium sweet, light bitter, oily texture, soft carbonation.


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