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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Winter ale is a big, bold, thick-bodied ale brewed with molasses and cinnamon. It has a creamy head, robust hue, and rich bold flavor. Best served at 45F in a sniffer glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Lourdes on draft into a pint glass. Appearance is a dark amber with a thin white head of foam. Aroma is very reminiscent of pie crust and filling. I can’t quite figure out the pie filling, but if I would venture a guess, it would be cherry. Taste is sweet like a pie filling with a rounding out of the drink with the pie crust again. Not a bad winter beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (6302) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
12oz bottle. Clear orange color, thin off-white head fading to minimal. Light carbonation - maybe even a little flat or watered down, tasting. Some sweet, spicy taste. Strongly on the cinnamon side (even more so with the ones I drank from the bottle). Not bad, but kind of uninteresting

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wxman (1417) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Clear amber color with a thin disappearing off white head. Almost no aroma, perhaps some breadiness. Flavor is malt sweetness along with noticable cinnamon and very mild hoppiness. Their website lists the ABV at 7.5%, to which I exclaim a hearty NFW! A good ale, but too thin in texture for what should be a robust winter seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle. Clear, deep amber body with a frothy, off-white head, slowly diminishing. Spiced aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, with notes of caramel and toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery turning sticky texture, moderate carbonation. The spice overpowers the other characteristics this beer may have making it pretty much a one-dimensional spice bomb. No thanks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7956) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Thanks to JaBier for sharing a bottle. The beer is a clear reddish-amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of lacing. Sweetly spicy aroma with notes of cinnamon and ginger plus some caramel. Medium body with flavors of cinnamon, malt and vanilla. The finish is sweet with honey and cinnamon left behind. Above average seasonal from Rivertown overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Pours deep amber and clear. Head is small, dense, and beige. Nose is intense cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg persimmon pudding and caramel malts. Flavor is again spicy like pumpkin pie or persimmon pudding and dry in the finish. Odd bitterness but drinkable enough. Spices are intense throughout. A little thin. A little too much spice and lacking complexity. This one doesn’t do anything for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (1925) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Dark amber color with a light head and no lace. Taste is sweet caramel malt and dark dried plums and raisens. There is a clear shot of pumpkin pie spice in the finish. Slight carbonation and no hops, make this seem a little watery and flat. Drinkable, but not when better choices are available.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1346) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Pours a darker amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of spices, cinnamon, and not much else. Strong flavor of cinnamon with some sweetness from the cinnamon. Pretty interesting brew, never had a beer with this much cinnamon in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle purchased at part of a mixed six at Kroger Polaris. Clear reddish copper with a thin beige head. Malty and caramelly nose with some spice and a sweet note that’s reminds me of either honey or corn. Flavor starts with cinnamon and a hint of vanilla, then moves to caramel malt and honey. Spice shows back up in the semi-dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrison (767) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2011 From a cold twelve ounce bottle - Rivertown Winter Ale is a dark auburn hued brew with a rapidly fading head of foam and a sweet, faint aroma. The taste is primarily balanced spicey maltiness with cinnamon and molasses notes. It’s a fine brew!

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