gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, a bit hoppy, with a good, lasting flavor.
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - JUL 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very little bitterness in aftertaste. Some spice flavor added. Very drinkable as it tends to not sit heavy. ;)
JFGrind (1972) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A friend of mine brought this over the house in bottles. A great winter (strong) ale that made a fine companion to watching the Eagles beat the Bears at Soldier Field this past weekend.
PhillyBeer2112 (2711) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Late 2001 edition: a rye based beer. Nicely zesty - with that great light tingle of nuttiness from rye. Moderate bitterness and smooth sweetness makes this one of the preferable winter beers this year. Amber color with firm lasting head and lacing. Aroma is complex with hints of spice and unusual malts.
obxdude10 (2220) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 Re-rate: Light brown in color with a decent tan head, some lacing around the glass, nose full of caramel & nutmeg, those notes are also present in the flavors, a very nice holiday beer, clean & smooth, very crisp as well
ravidesai (952) - Bombay, INDIA - NOV 29, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 A pleasant winter ale- not on their webpage as pointed out previously.
lightly spiced nut-like taste.
aftertate has a strong alcohol bite.
a nice drink on a damp winter evening.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried to find this on Stoudts website, wasnt there, although the bottle definitely says Stoudts winter ale on it. Could be this years version of the holiday reserve, which changes style every year according to Stoudts website. Anyway this was a pretty good Spicy winter ale, great dark tannish brown color and creamy white head with lacing. Nice aroma, nothing too memorable. Kinda spicy, nutty and refreshing taste. A fairly good winter brew.