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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2/01/2014: Rivertown Winter Ale... Pretty appearance, but over-spiced and sicklingly sweet; the cinnamon and sweetness completely override the nice molsses and anything else that might be waiting to be discovered. Draught sample at Rhoerer’s Tavern in North Bend, Ohio. Rating #49 for this beer.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1337) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Bottle. Dark amber in color. Medium, very light tan hear. Taste was kindof weird. But it was still good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HoppyScallywag (115) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2015
It's not a bad beer, it's just missing anything notable. For being brewed with molasses, I expected a stronger flavor. The good thing is though, it wasn't awful. I would certainly try other creations from this brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FunMikeG (25) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Tons of cinnamon and nutmeg. No hiding the winter flavor in this one. Christmas in my mouth. Tough to drink a whole pint

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Lots of cinnamon in aroma and taste. No lacing or head. Cinnamon bomb average winter warmer but nothing special one and done.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
smith4498 (3253) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Draft @ Titanic Brewing. Pours cola brown color with light tan head. Dark fruit aroma with cinnamon and molasses. Sweet molasses and plum flavors with lots of cinnamon. Medium body with average carbonation. Too much cinnamon for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle from friends. brownish amber wit a frothy head, certainly cinnamon and caramel, slightly sweet but not too much and a nice finis.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (978) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Took a gamble on what is not my favorite brewery here in Cincy, but I was pleasantly surprised! I really liked this caramel, molasses, butterscotch, and spice warmer. Smooth as hell, and the aroma is pumpkin pie. Thanks Rivertown. serving size 12oz bottle pour

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6220) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Deep, dark brown pour, initial off-white head, not much lacing. Aroma reminds me of walking into a humidor - fresh and oaky, some light cinnamon to round it out. Rich, full-bodied flavor with some cinnamon, a hint of licorice, some brown sugar, some hints of cappuccino. Nice, thick mouthfeel. Solid winter warmer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aurelius (4657) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Soft Dentyne, malty, sweetish, sometimes powdery, doughnut aroma. Clear, dark tea colored pour. Squat 12 oz bottle, boring label. A ragged bitterness right up front, like chewing on a wooden cinnamon stick. Some vanilla notes, dry, warming. Medium body. Bitter finish. Just a chore to drink. Half drain pour. ABC Liquors, Betton.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint at room temperature. A: Pours into the glass a sort of ruby-brown, not unlike a watered-down Mr. Pibb. The head is thin and a pale yellowish tan, and dissipates quickly, leaving only a ring. Bubbles rise steadily from the bottom of the glass in the clear brown fluid. S: This may be one of the least appetizing aromas I’ve ever gotten from a beer. While there is sweet caramel malt involved, there’s something that resembles laundry - the sort of laundry that’s been sitting in the hamper damp for a while, but damp with sweat instead of water. T: And once again, a Cincinnati brewery, proud of its traditional German heritage, chucks that out the window and hops the ever-living heck out of their beer. Some sort of leafy, nigh tobacco bitterness charges the tongue right out of the gate, biting and clawing and snarling. Somewhere in the midst of that fury, for a brief, shining moment, a burst of sweet caramel malt gets through - and then gets piledriven into hard concrete covered in shards of broken glass by MOAR LEEF HAWP. Throughout the tasting, there’s a decided tone of cinnamon to the whole thing, though it seems less involved in the drive-by bludgeoning of malt by hop and more casual bystander who wants nothing to do with the rest of the scene and is just keeping its head down while walking briskly away. The finish is, of course, leafy hops with cinnamon, because why change anything about the flavor at the very end? M: Sparkly carbonation lends a touch of sharpness to the beer, so the hops aren’t just beating the malt senseles, but shivving it in a dark alley for its wallet as well. The finish is watery. O: Let’s just say I am happy that this was one beer of a mix your own six, and move on with our lives. We’ll all be happier that way.


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