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RATINGS: 372   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.


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   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/07/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, 50 Beers on the Wall

clear dark brown, short lived beige head, drops of lace, dark caramel malt aroma with light sweetness, rich sweet caramel malt flavor, earthy bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle. Poured a nice chestnut red with a pretty big near brown head. Aroma is pretty milod--rost malts and only a little spice. Taste is burnt caramel malts with a little smoke flavor. Subtle spice. Finish is smooth mild smoke. Not too bad for the first winter beer I’ve had this season.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
msjacilynn (26) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Tap. Pours a deep copper with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts but nothing overwhelming. (I could’ve been a bit plugged up from being outside.)Taste was decent, creamy, nutty, and finishing with a light coffee taste. Not overly carbonated and excellent lacing throughout. Great way to end a day on the slopes or ice-skating...sitting by a fire and putting up your feet!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (518) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Twelve ounce bottle from Biggs. Sweet aroma with hints of licorice, spices and alcohol backbone (even though at 5.9% it isn’t THAT strong), dark ruby/brown color, minimal but lasting head with no appreciable lacing, light to medium body, light to medium bittersweet flavor with spicy notes, nice bittersweet finish. This isn’t the biggest or boldest winter brew you can find but it’s pretty decent--I’ve paid more for some other winter season beers and gotten less.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Drught at pub in Ida Noyes. Pours dark brown with nice tan head. Aroma is coffee, caramel. Flavor is coffee, nutty and roast, very sweet. Seems a little out of balance and a bit thin. Nothing special but goes down easy.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
falkirk005 (27) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Had on tap at brewery. Dark maroon color with decent head. Malty flavor with hints of spices. I would drink it again.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3011) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2009 decent, has got a touch of smokiness and some caramel. flavor work well enough with some bitter hops and a touch of astringent at the end.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2009
12oz bottle provided by Buebie poured into a tulip. This is a good looking beer in general with a very dark brown pour that shows a good bit of ruby when held up to the light. The head is a solid one-finger off-white cap that hangs around as a ring leaving very good lacing. The aroma is very roasted with lots of dark malts and hints of smoke. There are peppery spices in there as well. Taste is much sweeter than the aroma and has the same dark roasted malts but with lots more caramel and chocolate sweetness. The finish brings the smoke back in as well a slight nut presence and faint spices. The mouthfeel is fairly thin though still creamy with some soft carbonation. This is a pretty drinkable winter brew, but there’s nothing that stands out too much here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2009
bottle by way of moelikebeer...

the pour is very porter-esque... ruby dark brown with a creamy off white to grayish head. sporadic drippy lacing noticed. the aroma also reminds me of a porter... without a whole bunch of character... coffee, lactose, mild sourness, brown sugar and faint pepper. there’s a light sourness on the palate as well... especially toward the finish. flavors of chocolate, coffee nuttiness, brown sugar, malt and mild spice are noted. light to medium bodied with prickly carbonation and a somewhat harsh mouth feel. this seems to me a weak porter masked as a winter warmer? 6/4/6/3/12/3.1


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