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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2016 Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Dark brown black... Thin tan head... Soft licorice Spiced roast malts nose.. Ovaltine.. Dark sweet chocolate roast.. Big spice.. Soft biscuit (digestive biscuit) malts.. The more i have the more i enjoy. Thanks to alexdad06 for spotting the accidental 0.5

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear brown with an average to large frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy molasses and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11021) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Nice amber pour. Whitish head. Aroma hits with loads of cinammon, molasses, licorice, allspice, yeast, bready notes. Flavor is smooth, creamy and loaded with christmas spices, cookies, cake...good stuff!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bottle. Cinnamon/pepper and malt aroma. Amber color with small head. Sweet light brown sugar, cinnamon and malt flavor. Balance is off. Too much spice and not enough malt.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9277) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Murky amber pour with a frothy white head. Mostly molasses in the nose and taste, but the cinnamon is there in subtle fashion. Decent fuller palate. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a somewhat hazed reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of very sweet malts, dry bread, and mild spice. Flavor of ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, dry grainy malts, and a vegetal note. Light-bodied, with a spicy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Some promise but sloppy.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (8764) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy amber woth small tan head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a raisin malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a spiced malt with nutmeg and cinnamon. A decent spice brew from Rivertown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8430) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2011
12 oz. bottle label reads Winter Ale. Pours a clear coppery amber color with a medium sized bubbly off white head. The aroma is pale malts, a hint of caramel, and light spices featuring cinnamon. The flavor has a more bready malt character with cinnamon, molasses and a mild earthy bitterness to the finish. I will update with how it changes with warming soon. This was a little too cold to start.


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