Triumph Winter Wonder
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
A strong ale brewed with orange and spice, Winter Wonder is an aromatic celebration of the season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Tap at Princeton. I usually dont like this type of spiced beer- orange peel stuff, but with a nice big amber beer it works pretty well an dfits for the season. Pours a nicce clear deep amber with a nice small fluffy beige head- great lace as always (they have very clean glassware I think). Aroma has a lot of orange spice and peel/zest to it with a slight coriander spice- lots of sweet caramel and toasted malts. Fruity flavor with more orange peel, other winter spices, sweet malts, nutty, and hints of chocolate in the end. Good solid finish. Pretty good spiced winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Draft at Princeton. Pours amber orange with a diminishing of white head. Malty aroma with strong notes off spice- cinnamon, allspice, orange zest. Flavor is dominated by winter spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), along with juniper and pepper. Bitter finish with a mild dose of fusel alcohol. Not bad, but could use a bit more balance. Alcohol and spice overpower this for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
on tap-pours a tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium/light fermented fruit, sweet, spices. Taste is spices, medium/light fermented fruit, sweet. Lots of effervescence on the front of the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Amber color with a medium head and a spicy, fruity/citrusy aroma. Taste is sweet, spicy, but not overdone. Better than most winter ales that pound you with the spices and sweetness, but still a Spice/Holiday beer - for me this means there is a lower ceiling as far as my rating goes. Overall, a decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2006
On tap at the New Hope location. Poured a deeper amber / orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas dominated by spices (cinnamon and nutmeg). Tastes of spices (cinnamon & nutmeg), oranges and some caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Thankfully not overspiced! Better than some woefully bittered xmas ales I have had. Hints of orange, clove, allspice, and cinnamon. No nutmeg, curiously. A slightly honeyish background. Medium palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jdjuice (496) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2005
Tap at Princeton. I had the sampler and this was by far the worst. Had a distinct NyQuil flavor, probably from poorly masked alcohol. Had no head compared to the other sampler beers. Left my tongue tingling. Very medicinal and not particularly good tasting. I think maybe the orange peel mixed with beer makes for the medicinal taste, and it isnít pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2005
On tap at New Hope. Hazy light brown color with a small beige head. Mild aroma of sweet baking spices(cinnamon, nutmeg) and little else. Spices come out more in the flavor, along with some sweet maltiness. Well made, but not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Tap in Princeton. Light brown with a thick tan head. Good lace. Smell had orange, wine, caramel and gin and tonic. Quite interesting. Taste was pretty much the same and quite smooth for 7.5% alcohol. The palate was quite thick with a nice warming effect. This is one of Triumphs best I think.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Orange peel, spices abound. Another beer to camp out at the door of Triumph for. A second batch to keep up with popularity was a saving grace for this big fan of the WW. Cloudy pour, spices hit the nose but arent overpowering. This embodies what you expect from a winter beer. Wish I had a fireplace to complete this perfect memory....

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