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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
: Winter Warmer is designed to be served with hearty meals or to be enjoyed on cold winter nights, preferably by the fireplace with a close friend. This robust, rich ale gets its distinctive flavor and ruby brown color from seven different malts and three hop varieties.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11527) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Poured a dark amber color with an averaged sized dark tan head. Aromas and tastes of dark fruits, spices and caramel. Has a slight sourness to it. A little roastiness to the flavor as well. Slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sthlm (1280) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2007
[Bottle, thanks Skyview] Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet--banana and caramel. Taste is sour up front, malty and a little roasted. Quite carbonated. Not bad, but a little funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2007
From a 22-oz. bottle--Poured a hazy mahogany/chestnut hue with a nose of fruity malts and mildly piny hops. Creamy mouth feel with a citrusy mild chewy finish. Dry and crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Rich malt and candy aroma. Underlying hints of earth. Affects my senses. Very hazy, near opaque, apricot color (using a halogen lamp). Brown? under regular light. No head in the snifter. This is sweetish dark fruit, with that slightly sour underlying component of so many Siletz ales. Quickly overcome with something like toffee molasses. This one was aged for a year or so, and the hop is not up to the malt. One to sip rather than quaff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Thanks to Skyview. Murky copper color with no head. Caramel aroma with a bit of cinnamon. Mostly sour apple taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Picked up 22-oz bottle (2006-Green label) during ABA’s Annual Beer Swap in Portland, OR. Pours a semi-hazy dark amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a shallow ring and spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, raisins, bubblegum, some nutmeg, and cherries. Taste is medium bodied, very carbonated with an overall sour flavor of apples, grapefruit, some caramel malt, and a touch of banana esters. Finish is tart, caramel malt, with a spruce bitter aftertaste. Not sure if bottle was infected due to the sourness, but still drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of malt, dark fruits, dirty diapers, and sour citrus. Flavor of citrus, mixed dried fruit, and funky sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Bottle from Steve and served in my LaChouffe tulip:

Poured at first with a sunset orange hue and a fading fizzy head with some lace, the second pour was murky and more like a rust color. The aroma has a pink grapefruit, mango, candied cherry, woody and earthy yeast, a light biscuity malt, and some pepper. The taste was not equal to the nose as I found a unwelcomed tartness and cardboard character on top of the juicy hops and malty undertone. Ruined what I hoped for would have been a great tasting experiance. Maybe it was the bottle, lets hope so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2006
This is one of the most bizarre beers I have ever tried. What a trainwreck of flavor this one is. Sheet candied fruitcake flavors, a bit waxy, biscuity maltiness, nicely hoppy, sprucey and piney.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Don’t have any notes on this one. One of those thangs. Just need to fill up the box.

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