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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our winter seasonal is available from mid October to February. Hoppy Holidays is the beer that started it all. Matt used to brew with winter ale on his stovetop at Christmas time for friends and family. Deep, rich, and flavorful; this ale will keep you warm on cold winter nights. Chocolate malt and aggressive hop additions provide a unique character that will linger.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Schooner Exact Brewing Company Hoppy Holidays Winter Ale--Bottle # 2104--2011 32 oz. Growler Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 60 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lace thin off white head. Clear dark bright amber copper bronze color. Toasted floral hop malt spice front. Mellow sweet toasty roasty spiced malty mild fruit rich crusty Winter Ale body. Smooth balanced hop crusty mild sweet end. Rich smooth & well done. Sampled 1/22/2011. Purchased for $10.25 including $5.50 growler deposit at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 1/22/2011.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Eastside Tavern Club Ė Olympia, WA
Dark Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big malt and spice aroma. Coffee and dark roasty malts in the flavor. Earth like flavors are very good. This ha a dry and smooth finish a very tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Tap @ SE. Clear dark amber pour with a brief off-white head leaving a moderate lace. Coffee, dark-roasted malts, woody and nutty, with hints of chocolate and root beer without being sweet. Highish ABV sneaks up on you. Resinous hops enter in the middle and last through the finish. Dry on the palate, incredibly tasty. Iím a big IPA fan and not at all a coffee drinker, but HH is a very impressive beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Draft@ Brouwerís Cafe. Clear copper with a tan head. Nice spicy sweet brown and caramel malt aromas. Medium body. Decent earthy nutty malt flavors with some caramel and spice. Not too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and woody earthy hops. DRy roasted malt flavor with big earthy bitterness. Flavors of wood, herbs, and funk are imparted by the hops. Was very dry both from the roast and hops. I found this to be very enjoyable. I would like to try their IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 moderate roasted malt, very hoppy finish, cant wait to drink more from this brewery. 122010 Dark chestnut, wispy off white head. Chewy dark brown sugar, lavender and piney hops. Great winter warmer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2008
On tap! Pours a nice dark brown with a decent head. The lacing is very delicate looking. Aroma is faint, but raisins and roasted coffee come to mind. Flavor is very nutty. As I typed that, the aftertaste became very nutty. Itís a tad bit astringent, actually, but thereís some dark fruits and coffee hiding in the back. I canít find anything on the web that ties it to the "ASA" style, but from the others from that style Iíve had, this is rather weak. Thereís also a rather prevalent alcohol presence thatís not balanced very well. Palate is actually a little thin for the style, and again astringent. Overall itís pretty good, but only pretty good. The brewery is young and has some good people behind it, so I expect this will become better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Dark brown appearance, nice head. Good roasted aroma and flavor. You can really taste the grains in here, and there are plenty of hops to make its name appropriate. A really nice winter seasonal.


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