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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3896) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours cloudy brown. Smells of bread yeast and banana. Floral hops in teh aroma as well as booze. Lots on the tongue and palate. Medium carbonation. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
60minuteman (721) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Subtle smell of cinnamon, roast, hops, malt, and pine. Crisp light brown color. No head or lace. Flavor is hops, alcohol, pine, spices, and a slight sweetness of sugar at the very end.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3863) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Oak Tree, 12/16/12

Aroma: The nose has lots of banana, spice, Belgian yeast, candied sugar, and some wheat too
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish-brown color with a thick foam of beige head and minimal lace
Flavor: It is on the sweet side, with some yeast, spice, and mild hops too, but the sweetness dominates
Palate: The body is medium, it feels quite a bit sticky, and leaves a sticky, lingering tingle on the mouth
Overall Impression: This one is kind of a mixed bag. There are good components, but there are really bad components too. Itís hard too go too high on a beer that leaves such an odd and a little unpleasing feel on the mouth. Like I said, it is a mixed bag, but my score reflects my overall feel of the whole combination Thereís some good, bad, and everything in between here.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shonobiwan (213) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle pours a reddish brown color with thin white head the quickly dissipates, no lacing. Aroma is of overripe fruit and a bit like licorice. Taste is initially sweet followed by winter spice. Palate is finished off with malty back bone and 8% ABV bite. A good brew that warms, Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
abcfan (712) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours reddish brown, with no head. Aroma is banana and fig. Rather thin and bubbly, finishes with dry alcohol notes. Nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Pours a very hazy red-brown with a small tan head. Smells of chocolate, dough, earthy. Taste is bitter , mildly sour and sweet. A sharp bite, hint of dark chocolate, bit of spiciness.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Damico (2562) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
2 year old with a bit of a gush from E. Pours unclear dark apple amber with a big gushing creamy beige head. The aroma brings soft sweet apple and toffee candy like notes. The flavor seems to have lost a bit with a few years, starting off sweet and malty and then bringing apple and acetyl flavors for sure.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
PhillyCraft (3185) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle, pours a dark amber color with large head. Lacing was there but didnt last really. Aromas of raisins, and sweet malts. Taste is an overly carbonated mess of caramel, stale fruits, and weak malts. Watery palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2012
This a tough one I had really had to consider at length. While as a New Englander I am always skeptical of that State of Gardens, River Horse is a name in good standing with the local beer swillers. This is a dark hazy brown ale with ridiculous, almost unstable head. It has the aroma of bananas, currants, spice and rot. Not quite Belgian yeast - this facet will be familiar to anyone who has drank various Belgian-American fusion beers. I still havenít sipped it yet, as it settles like Guinness after the keg is rolled down stairs. Okay, it is very sweet, milk chocolate notes and just a hint of fruit. Bitter dry out only after the finish. What I would expect a strong Belgian porter to be like. Thick, syrupy body that covers any trace of booze. Pretty unique and not too damn bad at that.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2012
aroma, malt, but fruity too, like a belguim and a winter ale mixed?, color, medium light amber hue, taste, fruit belguim yeast forward, slight warmness, from the malt, overall, tried this beer after no beers for a couple weeks, so I tasted better that maybe its general rating.


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