Leafs93 (2041) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with white head. Aroma is florals, grass and cereal. Taste is sweet with the cereal and florals canceling one another out. Somewhat spicey finish. Good for sessions but a little bland.
badwhale (409) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to glass mug. Pours an reddish / copper color, with light head, and decent lacing. Hop flavors create a somewhat bitter profile. Light citrus, and slightly on the watery side for aftertaste & mouthfeel.
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - DEC 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a clear amber with a smallish head. Some bread yeastiness and bitter hops. Something seems to be missing, with an off-tasting finish. A disappointment from a good brewery.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear and dark orange with a small, foamy beige head. Aromas of light Belgian yeast (?), candi sugar, and cherry/berry. Flavor is malty, with roasty caramel and slightly bitter fruit skin, bitter grass, and berry. Medium carbonation and body, and smooth. Good.
cheap (5110) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tho it doesn’t say it, I suppose this is the 2010-2011 winter version. Smell is just plain freash beer; perhaps a little sweet. Not really quite red. Orange brown, perhaps. Oh yes, first taste inpression is a little strong alky. Some bitter bite in the background. Bitterness growns during the slushes. Medicinal at times. Some CO2 but just barely. Tones up an oily palate like many IPA. Finsh is 10W bitter rototiller. Seems like it wants to be impy IPA at times. Ends with a malty less hoppy interlude.
garrison (808) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a twelve ounce bottle gifted to me from my girlfriend Nancy - This 2010 Winter Ale pours a very dark, delicious smelling brew with a lasting, timy-bubbled tan head of foam. Tastewise, this one is heavy on the caramel-like malts with a spicey finish! I like it!
Ron (3414) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a amber-red with a crisp, white head. Nose is moderately hoppy. Flavor is a nice mix of rich malts and bitter hops. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.
williamherbert (1461) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Earthy, musty amber malts. Sugary toffee, flowers and potting soil. Touch of cherry.
The appearance is red orange, slow carbonation. Good head, nice crown.
The flavor is sweet, English-style malts, very sugary. A tinge of broccoli. Turns earthy and musty at the end. Not a ton of character.
The palate is light-bodied; creamy finish. Definitely a step down from the old Stoudts Winter Ale; still, a pretty decent amber ale.
russwbeck (117) - Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber pour with little head and some lacing. Caramel maltiness comes up front on the nose, hops in there as well. Taste mirrors the smell. malts up front, followed by hops. I’m getting a balanced aftertaste as well. Medium bodied with some carbonation. It’s alright. Not overly impressive for the style, but not bad overall.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Hotel Bethlehem. Deep mahogany pour with firm white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, toasted grains. Flavor was rich and complex with caramel malt, vanilla, toffee, spices, and a nice hop finish. Good looking and good tasting beer that is great for the winter season.