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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle poured into a pint glass produced a two finger head that stuck around for a while. the body was a wonderful clear red in color There is a great hop nose on this brew with a touch of sweetness from the malts. The flavor profile is hop forward with the bitter citrus upfront with a dry finish. It feels about medium in my mouth with good carbonation. The brew is a easy to drink and much better than last years. Thanks again Dan. Stouts can make this one again in my book Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrison (811) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2010
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - DEC 19, 2009
12 oz. bottle pours a ruby-amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is initially malty with honey then warms into gingerbread-type spices. Front palate is roasty caramel with a heartier, spicy middle. The rear palate pushes forward with a strong hoppy showing and a grassy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18525) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (2264) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Borders on an IPA in flavor as well as color. Not very spiced, as I would have expected from a winter ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9984) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Rated on 9-26-2010 (Bottle) This beer has a medium sized frothy ivory head when poured. The body is hazy with an orange hue with a golden tint. The carbonation is slow rising and this beer has a good amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, chocolate, citrus, grassy hops, sweet, and spicy. The taste is mildly sweet, caramel malt, citrus hops, spicy, and has a short semi-dry finish. The palate is lively and this beer is medium bodied. This beer has a lingering hoppy aftertaste, not overly hoppy tasting and has a nice warming sensation. It is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, caramel malt, and resin. Poured orange/amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, rocky, tan head that lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, caramel malt, and slight resin. Medium to slightly full body. Smooth, slightly viscous texture. Average carbonation. Hoppy and caramel malt finish. A little boring but tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4801) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2010
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep dark amber-hued body with an airy, goodly-sized, off-white head. Smell: An aroma comprised of various light notes -- there goes some bread, there goes some toasted biscuits, and look, there’s some dry dark caramel, a hint of fruit, and a pinch of zesty herbs. Taste: Carrying over from the nose are the hits of biscuit, toast, and bread. Why, it’s a veritable bread aisle from your local grocery store -- except IN your mouth. Okay, maybe not so much, but still. Still. An inkling of dark caramel develops some slight sweetness. Small hint of fruit. Uprush of spicy herbaceousness akin to, at least for me, black tea. Moderate bitterness. Smooth, drying finish with a furthering of that Irish Breakfast tea taste. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Stoudts Winter Ale was fairly well received by me. It’s a reasonably bold red that made for pleasant drinking in these, the final days of a cold, lonely winter.

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