garrison (742) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to daknole. Pour is amber with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of light roast, brown sugar, and cinnamon (cinnamon toast crunch anyone?) Flavor shows the same with additional notes of gingerbread, molasses, and nutmeg. Nice little winter warmer.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BeerNutBob (10) - - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light for an ale, lots of spice, particularly cinnamon. Great aroma if you like a spiced ale.
My wife's favorite ale, probably the only ale she likes.
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alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
steelhead3686 (214) - Athens, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, amber color with a thin white head. No distinct aroma but a get a slight hint of malts and spice. It has an interesting sweet taste that is almost like drinking tea. The palate is not as advertised. It is not bold, thick-bodied, but it is light to medium in body and somewhat creamy at best. It is not as advertised, but it is a yummy beer and I would probably be willing to pay bar price for one.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber body with a thin, lasting white head. Smells like cinnamon raisin bread. Sweet and spicy - intense cinnamon dominates the flavor profile.