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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2009
Back in 2004-2005 this beer was called Belgian Frostbite, the brewery was under different ownership and it was an incredible beer for my early days in craft ale. Went to Lambertville a number of times to enjoy this ale unfortunately this beer seemed to be plagued with batches that kept getting worse as time went on. I remember drain pouring a number of bottles and saying what the hell happened to this early in 2006. Anyway at one point this ale was amazing and i will rate it as such, however if i was to rate the recent offering under the name belgian freeze it would be 3.0 or less. This rating is more for a memory of a beer i loved some time ago.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2010
nice brew indeed. pours a clear dark brown. little head. aroma is sweet. full of fruits, banans, even some passion fruit. flavor is banana, sweet malts, and honey. nice brew indeed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8015) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Dark pour with malty bread and cereal aroma. Taste is smooth caramel and toasted barley. Rated 8/23/04

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NotWthoutStout (30) - Wharton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2007
I first tried this fine creation end of last winter during a tasting at the brewery. Freindly people, nice atmosphere, felt welcome... I liked it so much I left with a split case of this and the Tripelhorse. Since fall began I’ve been waiting for this to come out again. Cruising the well micro’ed isles of the A&P liquers on Howard Blvd in Ledgewood, there it was! This pours a dam beautiful glass of beer, Dark mahogany, with a creamy, frothy head that literally explodes upward as you pour it and leaves nice sticky lacing down my glass as it settles. Let this stuff warm a bit to disipate the carbonation & allow the flavors to really come out. Aroma of sweet malt, silky smooth feel in the mouth, & finely crafted complexity of flavor with dark fruits, malts, a clean sweet then bitter hop finish, This is a fine Belgian Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 30, 2009
THOUGHTS: This is like a way better version of Blue Moon Full Moon. So if you liked Full Moon, try this to see what a real American take on a Belgian Beer should taste like. A really nice beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown with reddish highlights with a small, tan head that mostly diminished. There were also tiny particles in the beer of an average to thick density. The aroma was moderate caramel malt, light milk chocolate, moderate, doughy, leathery and earthy yeast, brown sugar, spices, dark fruit and candi sugar. The flavor started sweet and slightly bitter, and finished a little sour and slightly bitter with an average duration. There was candi sugar, chocolate, spices, yeast, dark fruit like raisins, brown sugar and slight alcohol. The medium to full body was a little oily and then dry with tingly carbonation and a light astringent finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 This beer came to me in a beer club. I like the name, but then again I am partial to Belgian style beers. +++ It was sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle and poured a very dark brown color. Holding it to the light only the faintest of ruby color shone through. There was no head at all. The aroma was sweet, fruity and had an almost brown sugar element to it. Hints of coffee and molasses drifted to the nose as well. The flavor was strong with dark malt, coffee and brown sugar. This winter ale really ended up tasting more like a mild coffee porter more than anything else. Yet it did have the sweetness of a Belgian ale. Quite interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2004
This is a nice gentle warmer - more of a cure for frostbite; a soft sweatshirt keeping me warm. Deep ruby - a beauty to look at, short head, mostly clear lacing. Starts off toasty and chocolate with hints of caramel/toffee, sweet plums, citrus and cherries come in at the finish. YUM!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Bottle sample enjoyed at the brewery in Lambertville, NJ. Pours to a deep brown color with a tight white head that fades, and a soft carbonation. Aromas of sweet malt, chocolate, candy sugar, and spicy yeast flood the nose. The palate is soft and full on the tongue, with flavors of sweet malt, chocolate, earthy yeast, and candy sugar. Frostbite finishes sweet and malty up front, then ends with some spicy yeast flavors, and light hints of peppery alcohol. This beer hides its 8% abv well, and is dangerously drinkable. I enjoyed this one. Makes a nice after work beer to unwind with, or a good beer to match with a desert, or enjoy as a night cap.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2390) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Pours a one finger, light tan head that quickly fades to a ring leaving a traces of lace. Deep amber almost black color. Very light carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet toffee nose. Starts sweet and malty, fruity, finish has hints of hops. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2007
12 oz Bottle: Pours with a MASSIVE head. It took just about the entire OT period of the KU-ISU bball game for me to pour this one. After the head finally went away, it was a lovelyl deep dark brown with reddish colors. If the head wasn’t so explosive, the appearence would be a 5. The aroma is nice. Some green apples, some smokey-roasted malts, plums, and sweetness. The flavor was smoked/roasted malts strongly preveleant.


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