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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
My bottle is older, my label is the older label. small head small lacing, nice caramel color, smell of malt, nut and caramel. smooth taste, slightly spicy, medium body not to much carbonation, malty and caramel finish, easy drinking.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scarletfire65 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Draft at Kasey’s Tavern. Non deScript aroma with a bit of caramel malts. Tastes like sweet caramel malt, toasted almonds, faint herbal hops. Pretty basic.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a snifter glass. Dark reddish amber with off-white foam, lasting with lace. Reeks of too much Victory malt, diacetyl, nutty astringency. Not good, kinda bland, kinda off. Chose not to drink it all.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5233) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Annee pour from draft at Nisie lounge. White head. A little warm. Carmel, earthy, malts. Decent but wouldn't get it again.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3384) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Chestnut brown pour with aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and toffee. Toffee, dark fruit flavor with some cinnamon, clove, and chocolate. Overall, a decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1344) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2016
on tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon - a winter warmer that tastes closer to a porter. Not the usual cinnamon and clove flavors of a typical winter warmer. Super dark reddish color.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (3954) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2016
A mild winter ale. The spice is understated, a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg, but mostly just Bready malts.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
edbast (38) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2015
16 oz tap. This tastes more like an IPA than anything. Bitter, fairly one-note. Not sure where the winter ale comes from.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6743) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle @ a charity event. Deep amber pour with a small off-white head. Nice nose. Muted chocolate and a bit of caramel. Mellow spice, some red fruit, raisin. Similar flavor. Balanced chocolate, toffee and a some toasty malt richness. Slightly dry spiciness on the finish. Medium body, active carb. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1921) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany color with a good tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bit of dark fruit and spice. Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit with trace of spice and citrus. Decent bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a bit od a warming feel. Nice beer for the cover time of the year.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (788) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
DATE TASTED: April 25, 2015... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: saying goodbye to the last of the winter bees in the fridge... APPEARANCE: dark mahogany body; effervescence is tough to gauge; thick, creamy off-white head holds firm long after pouring; tracings are symmetrical and clear... AROMA: an alluring mix of bright, citric scents, nutty malts and floral aromas--caught me off-guard with its complex array; some damp berry and ... PALATE: begins with an ESB’s smoothness, but returns to the teeth with a whiplash bite; medium-bodied, creamy, soft,, and flirting with a porter’s cola-like presence... TASTE: a reasonable blend of malts and fruits---cranberry, pear especially--merge with vanilla, some playful hops, pepper and cola... OVERALL: not as warming as the aroma suggests; the profile overall is useful but not memorable--finishes with rocky malts and the enjoyably creamy aspects of root beer...


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