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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nalu (216) - 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. I’m a big IPA fan and not at all a coffee drinker, but HH is a very impressive beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (319) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More. Aroma: moderately roasted, caramel malt. Appearance: small, frothy, light-brown, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and very good lacing. Dark-brown/black, cola-colored body. Taste: moderately sweet initial taste and lightly bitter finish with nutty, roasted malt aftertaste. Long duration. Palate: full-bodied with dry texture and lively carbonation. Overall: very good. The sweet initial flavor offset the lightly bitter finish very well.

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.

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.

3.9
   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 IBU’s. (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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5582) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Had at the Schooner Pub and Galley. Clear amber in color with bubbly white head. Very aromatic. Citrus hops and spices too. Tastes much like the nose. Busy flavor. Lots of hops and various spice notes. Body is above average. Too me this is like a winter IPA. Would drink again but may be a tad heavy on the spices.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Eastside Tavern Club – 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6071) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2012
22. Pours a murky dark ebony with a dense and creamy tan mousse that fades quickly. Big roasty chocolate and herbal hop nose, really nailed the combo--bitier than an impy stout, sweeter than a black ipa. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Sweet heavy chocolate mid palate with a long creamy sweet chocolate finish. But still maintains its presence as a balanced strong ale, rather than as the impy that the descriptors might suggest.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10748) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours clear darkly copper/brown with a very slight beige head. Aroma of dark roasty malt with hints of chocolate and something suggesting hop. Near full bodied. Flavor is roasty, a little nutty, has some chocolate, and there’s some bitter which could be hop. The malt flavor is pretty dominant, so it’s hard to pick out a hop type. Still, this stuff isn’t all that sugary, and there’s bitter in the finish. Pretty drinkable stuff.


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