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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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As the days grow shorter and frost becomes snow, our BELGIAN fREEZE WINTER ALE is the perfect remedy to loosen the spirits. This deep amber tonic is brewed with lots of roasted caramel malt for body and warmth to bring in the holidays and see you through the spring.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (838) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a hazy orange-amber. Has a beligan style wheat and yeast aroma will the some sweet malt and cinnamon. Taste is a nice mix of a Belgian style beer (wheat, yeaste, light malt), some fruit and Christmas style ale (cinnamon and spices). A malty aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: The body is murky with an amber to brown hue accompanied by a short light tan head that barely lasts. Very ugly beer.
Aroma: Doughy malts, very yeasty, with lots of banana Laffy Taffy. Decent strength and a bit sweet.
Taste: Sweet banana Laffy Taffy from start to finish with peppery phenols by the end.
Palate: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is borderline cloying with far too much esters, this is a banana bomb. This is better than I remember, but I’m reminded why I’ve avoided it since I first tried it. I will pass in the future.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Dark amber pour with an off-white head. Nice malty nose with some yeast notes. Flavor has notes of caramel and some brown sugar with some nice yeast character. I thought this was a decent American expression of a Belgian tradition. Not too shabby! Thanks to Mikeq215 for the bottle!

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2013
I'm not real big on winter warmers.. But when it's of the Belgian persuasion, I feel it's worth giving its fair shake. This beer feels barely Belgian.. Maybe part of my issue was I was really hoping this would be a great beer. Oh well.. Still drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2553) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a hazy amber color with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, lots of fruitiness, cinnamon, and bananas. Taste of fruity malts, clove, banana, cinnamon, and yeast.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike67 (937) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
12 oz bottle from Trader’s Joe. Pours dark amber with a tall, foamy, off-white head. Aroma is of bready malt, alcohol, brown sugar and dark fruit. Body is full and smooth. Taste is of bready malt, caramel, drying alcohol, earthy hops, brown sugar and cooked vegetables. Finish is long and dry. I will skip this brew next time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (2060) - - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark ruby. Big off white head that dissipates to a little lacing. Nose is heavy on bananas and Belgian yeast. Taste follows suit but adds some candied fruit and a nice alcohol backbone. A little clove on the finish Good soft palate. Nice winter warmer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (4196) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Washington Commons, Brooklyn tap ($6): Pours a reddish color with a white head. Aroma is candy, caramel, and a bit of spice. Taste is kind of flat and uncomplex. It is slightly sweet, slightly spicy, but really has no depth past that. This is just not that good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (965) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Had at new hope right after the brewery tour. Not a bad beer. Havn’t ever been too excited about winter warmers and this one is prob a little better than the others I had. Syrupy with some fruit. Slightly spicy with some yeast sediment.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3575) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Heemer77 by way of jcwattsrugger! Thanks again guys!
Pours a hazy orange with a small head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is crazy lots of banana.... like banana runts. Plenty of sweet spices and some robust graininess.

The flavor is spicy with a mild touch of astringency, the citrus and fruity character is nice, the banana is more controlled in the flavor than it is in the aroma. Some rye bread robust character is nice.


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