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RATINGS: 356   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Dark red color, no real head. A little chocolate flavor, a little spice. Nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2003
So my impression of this brewer is that they make very pretty brews where the loveliness tends to be skin deep. This one is remarkably unremarkable, save for the odd confluence of candy and burnt bark.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Poured from a bottle. Poured a deep brown color with ruby highlights and a thin light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, a hint of caramel, and some spice. Flavor begins with chocolate malt and some roastiness and then finishes with a tangy hint of spice, just like the commercial description says. A bit thin considering the style. A decent beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2008
(bottle): Pours a dark red color body. Average cream-colored head, somewhat diminishing. Malty aroma, some strawberry. Some hoppiness and English maltIness. Not a strong aroma. Hoppy dark chocolately malt taste. Some alcohol and some toffee. Okay body, somewhat watery. Very porterish/stouty taste and palate.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (3797) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Dark ruby red pour. Light aroma, might be too cold right now. I’ll revisit that in a tad. Taste has dark fruits upfront that finish with a dry, chalky feeling. Some light chocolate makes itself known but provides little change in the overall flavor. Taste gets increasingly dry as it goes on. Fruit has dark plum, easy citrus and bitter grapes. After quite an amount of time has passed, the aroma expands to a smelly grape must. Well didn’t get much better.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Clear dark red-amber with decent, creamy tan head / Modest sour malt, caramel, and dry hop nose / Light to medium body, watery, malts balancing the fair hoppy, dry finish / Flavors of dry hops and caramel / Mediocre.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
got in that stupid winter pack that took months to get rid of ... huge head .. fruits, caramel aromas .. mellow .. abv well masked .. a BMC winter warmer, simple .. . what are you doing? i’m bending my knees, that makes me bum go plonk on the chair, its called sitting...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Expirienced this beer in the bottle so this rating probably doesn’t do it the best of justice. The flavor has an interesting malty/caramelly flavor that works really well for a winter ale. Dissipates pretty decently although it does leave a bit of an undesirable flavor on the center of my tounge.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2001
Satisfying without being quite distinctive: not worth a special search, but worth drinking if it is in front of you. (Downgraded after I finished the sixpack I bought: it just wasn’t a beer I looked forward to every day.)


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