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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Winter Warmer


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Hearty dark malt body. Rich and dripping with winter beer seasonings. Sweet toffee notes with raisin and caramel. Some brown sugar character and perhaps a bit of rye spice. Grass and orange peel.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Pours cloudy red brown. Light brown sugar aroma. Palate is light with a little caramel. Ok, but not exactly a warmer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Clear copper/ rust color with ivory sheen. Nice spicy caramel, pit fruit, toffee, floral, herbal aromas. Medium bodied. Bittersweet flavors of spicy, grainy caramel, dark bread, herbal floral hops, with a drying bitter twang to finish--good

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11489) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours hazy dark glowing amber with a beige creamy head. Aroma is quite malty with some floral aspects. Med body. Flavor is an English ESB morphing into a barley wine. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (748) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle. A good winter brew. Lots of fruit and malt up front balanced out with the hops. Smooth drinking. Light bitter finish with a slight alcohol burn. Tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1002) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Couldy amber colored with a thin white head. Bitter hoppy nose. Crisp bitter earthy taste. Yumm.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1944) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
12 oz single from "Lifesource". S.Salem. $1.75 THis beer is listed as 8.6% on the bottle Dark murky brown/amber ale with a lovelly thick light tan head. Pretty hoppy aromas..resiny,spruce like type...a little caramel malt. Despite the hoppy nose the flavour is full on chewy,toffee,caramel maltiness..hops you can feel them underneath..stopping this from being over sweet. Nice palate..strong and smooth..very chewy. Overall a very very nice malty winter ale.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Pours hazy brown with nice cream head. Hops in the nose along with dark fruit and brown sugar. Also agree with another rater who found butter and carmel notes as well. Nice silky mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Plenty of balance in the taste with rich malty flavors and enough hops backbone to back them up. Grassy hops notes and dark fruit with brown sugar and carmel. Nice long bitter finish. This one’s a keeper.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
pours a hazy cola brown color. there is that traditional strong ale profile along with a touch of sweetness standing out. powered by malt but doesn’t quite warm the cheeks as I expected.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmonster (982) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Growler served in tulip. 2009 Vintage on Christmas 2010. Dark, dense amber-brown pour with a medium sized light beige head that slowly retreats leaving, excellent lacing. Sweet heavy malt nose of caramel, boozed prunes, brown sugar, and resiny hops. Medium-full body and complex texture. The sweet palate fades smoothly to a long, bitter finish. This is delicious!


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