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Stoudts Winter Ale (2009)



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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
"Hoppy Red Ale"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2010
Tap at Pony Bar. Nice brew here. Would make an excellent sessioner. Pours a nifty 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. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2010
(12oz bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of travita) Pours a golden body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, pine, herbs, caramel malt, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2012
Reddish pour, off white head. simple nose of honey and some herbal/citrusy hops. Flavor shows the alcohol, some toffee notes, toasted grain, and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Draft notes from 4Q 09. Pours coppery ruby with off white head. Nose is c malty, with big resiny hops, some dark fruit. Tastes rsiny, hoppy, with a solid c malt bill and some red wine grapey flavors. Well balanced as usual from Stoudt’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9570) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2011
On tap at the Beechtree. Pours a clear ruby orange amber with a nice clean beige head. Sweet toast and malt on the nose. Crisp and malty with some sweet malt. Nice and sessionable, if not a little dull. Good spicyness and toast, with some spice bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Caramelized cereals and lasting herbal hop bitterness make up most of this Amber Ale’s friendly flavor profile.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the translucent amber.
-This is very drinkable due to the body’s leanness and the soft bubbling.
-The hop bitterness is bolder than I would have expected for such an approachable brew.
-The malt profile is pretty linear.
-This starts as though it is in the Sam Adams line of Winter brews (quenching and easygoing), but that finish is definitely geared towards craft beer lovers. A strange idea perhaps, but very well executed.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to travita. Pours with an orange body and a white head. Aroma of caramel, dryness and some alcohol. Taste is caramel, dryer sheets, and something that I cannot read from my notes. Creamy bubbles, dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7392) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2009
From 12 oz bottle. An amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is malty, with notes of caramel - definitely not the porter unless friends switched glasses on me after pouring. Sweet, malty, not overpowering, no real notable hop character outside some bitterness. An okay beer, but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Draft. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malt aroma and flavor with some spices and fruit notes. Kind of light on the spice, What hops?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
bottle, thanks to travita, clear amber with white foam, hop and caramel aroma, bready malts and caramel flavor, slight bitter finish

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