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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This unique seasonal beer offers the warmth of an old English pub to help ward off the chill of a winter’s night. It has its origins in British neighborhood pubs where villagers would gather to shake off the damp cold of the bitter English winter. They’d share a pint or two of winter warmer ale by the fire, catch up on local gossip, and stay inside, where it was warm. We’ve brewed our version in the tradition of those winter ales, with a robust, full-bodied flavor and a tangy hint of spices.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joechristenson (146) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Dark brown color with some hints of ruby. Small tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and some bitter dark chocolate. The taste is quite thin - roasted bread/yeasty malts, a faint caramel sweetness, and some hop bitterness masquerades as a bitter chocolate (explains the aroma). Too much carbonation. Watery and a bit metallic - underwhelming and too simple for my expectations.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2003
very good beer, has a hint of spices and candy apple flavor in it. sat very good on the palate with a hint of bitterness. a very good winter warmer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JAN 4, 2003
nice bronze color, thin nice hop bite a little smokeiness sweet finnish. decent but not quite a winter warmer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle liberated from a friend’s refrigerator (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Aroma: Toast, some spice, and some resin.
Appearance: A dark amber color with a small white head.
Taste: Light sweetness, light bitterness.
Palate: Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Pours out a deep amner with a small white head that fades quickly. A nice roasted malt aroma. Taste is of malt, nuts, vanilla and mild spices. Light hop. A very nice medium bodied brew that goes down easy.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - APR 2, 2011
Pours medium dark brown with foamy tan head that disipates rather quickly. Aroma is not this beer’s strong point. Some roasted malt with a touch of caramel or perhaps molasses. Taste is fuller than the aroma, a nice mix of smoky coffee, caramel and chocolate. Very lightly hopped. Kinda reminds me of a porter but with a bit more carbonation and perhaps spice to it. A pretty decent winter warmer overall.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours a medium brown with a nice tan head. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, mild chocolate, rye and hops. Nice flavor and easy to drink. Try it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2010
bottle poured to glass. Deep red to almost brown brew with small tan head. NIce, creamy off-white head. roasty caramel notes. over all a ok winter brew. not spiced

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Poured a 12oz bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass. Pours a nice creamy, tan head. That leaves a decent amount of lace. Color is a dark ruby red, I was able to see through it just a little bit. The aroma is of a combination of hot chocolate and floral hops. Taste is of tasted chocolate and nuts. The floral hops make their presence known as well. Mouthfeel is very smooth at first, then turns bitter from the hops. Leaves a slight dry feeling in mouth as well. Overall, this was a great beer and at the price, you can’t go wrong. I would suggest you at least give this one a shot. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-27-2008 02:05:11

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2001
a pretty good beer that has an odd after taste that sneaks up on you.


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