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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Celebrating the wintry nights and lights of the season, this lightly spiced English old ale is caramel colored and malty sweet. Second generation to the traditional Winter Warmer, allspice, orange peel and ginger round out the piney aroma of crushed juniper berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12136) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2011
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness light juniper and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toffee, fruittiness, light juniper and light spice with a crisp lingering toffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Draught at Upslope. Pours clear mahogany with a large, fizzy, bubbly light tan head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel and cookie malt with nutmeg and cinnamon notes. Earthy hops and fruity esters late. Flavor is malty with a fair amount of hops for a good balance. Fruity with some spices. Medium-full body, sweet, and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2015
Sample at the Flatiron Park taproom. This beer is a clear copper color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of sweet spices, berries, toasted malt and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet with a ginger and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9143) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pour out of 16 oz can, dark reddish brown with thin to no off white head, aroma brought notes of slight caramel, biscuit, bread, some spice, hints of molasses, touch of toffee, slight earth. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, hints of dark fruit, red ripe fruit, some slight spice, earth, finishing fairly sweet. Pretty tame.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8878) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
can. clear red cola colored body with a small head and little retention or lacing. red malt / apple / cherry nose with noticeable alcohol, some solvent / chemical cleaner and mild touches of cinnamon and nutmeg spice. watery body, slick and oily texture, thin finish of cherry cough syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (8356) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Nice presentation in it’s festive red tallboy can. Looks like an english strong, they call it an old. Maaaybe a little light for the abv, but all in all, the spices, especially the orange peel and juniper, are pleasant. It tasted young, if that’s possible for this type of beer, but otherwise nice."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), with light notes of allspice and cola. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Completely devoid of character. How they got such a lack of aroma out of a beer this strong and with that many supposed adjunct ingredients, I will never know. Just smells like sugary malt, the spicy notes are faint and indistinct. Syrupy sweet in the mouth with very little to balance. It’s not really offensive, but there’s nothing enticing or enjoyable about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (6378) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Clear dark amber with a receding white head. Aroma is kinda herbal and winter spice-y, with sublte pine and juniper mixed with ginger and allspice. The flavor is kinda malty but plenty herbal, with that juniper berry note coming back, along with some bitter orange peel, nutmeg, and earthy toffee with a dry, sorta mineral-water and dusty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
(16oz can) clear amber, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of spices, banana, pumpkin, a bit oxidized perhaps. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, banana, different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4642) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Can. The look is reddish color, tan head, and clear. The smell is pine, spruce, herbal, spices, ok. The taste is sweet, herbal, Rosemary, spruce, decent but nothing great.

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