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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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SanTan’s annual Winter Warmer ale is based on a traditional English Old Ale recipe and then spiced with 10 lbs of fresh ginger from our local market. Generous amounts of caramel and roasted malts are added to give Winter Warmer a deep ruby brown hue. The malt is backed by 10 gallons of Arizona orange blossom honey that lends a slightly sweet taste to the big malt flavor with a sting of ginger. Winter Warmer weighs in at 9% ABV and will keep Jack Frost from nipping at your nose! 20.5°


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4871) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Can. Dark reddish brown pour, with a small tan head. Sweet malts, caramel, toffee, cardboard, herbal bitterness, and a bit spicy. Not that good, but pretty good for santan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2236) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Despite the honey (and little pictures of gingerbread men on the can) this isn’t sweet enough to entice thoughts of cookies. Not that lack of sweetness is a problem. Ginger bite in the finish is reminiscent of bitter hops’ effect without tasting at all similar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (874) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2015
On draft - 2013. Dark brown with off white one finger head. Cinnamon and other spices on the aroma. Taste is similar, not as strong as expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1345) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Can.Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a high, solid, mixed-grain, tan head. Nose is ginger, dark fruit, tawny port, orange, and rose. Rich and boozy on the tongue, with sticky toffee and caramel predominant; the ginger really kicks in on the back of the mouth and the finish. Not overly sweet despite the toffee and caramel notes. Finish is really warm and long, with spicy notes. Great mouthfeel -- syrupy rich. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Can courtesy of mikedR. Toasty/bready caramel malt, light molasses, and faint giner aroma. Deep mahogany with a large tan head. Toasty/roasty malt, dry herbal ginger flavor with a subtle bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Can pours dark Amber with tan head. Aroma is toasted sweet malt, ginger, and floral. Taste is toasted malt and sweet ginger spices, dry finish, well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (668) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Interesting. Fairly sweet. Very very herbal, probably too much for my liking. Different, but fairly good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1648) - Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours clear, dark brown. Small tan head, minimally lasting. Interesting. Fairly sweet. Very very herbal, probably too much for my liking. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (884) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Clear dark amber pour with small beige head. Aroma of ginger, malts caramel and spices. Taste of ginger, malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, faint hops and spices. Thin mouthfeel, medium carbonation, alcohol well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3373) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft sample. Nice winter warmer with spiciness and a good ginger bite. Good malt backbone it from being one dimensional. Well made.


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