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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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• First brewed 1995
• Available November 1st to mid January
A ruby colored classic Scotch Ale made with crystal, Munich, smoked and special malts. No spices needed for this rich flavored brew.
23 IBUs


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 14, 2009
caramel colored with a quickly fading white head, smells of sweet malts, some small yeast notes. tastes of the same, sweet malty flavor, they might have wanted to make this a scotch ale, but i think they came away with more of a brown/amber ale. maybe they should have used those spices!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1031) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2012
I like that this winter beer doesn’t try too hard, it’s just a hearty take on scotch ale that doesn’t go crazy, just gives you that malty, maybe very slightly smoky, satisfying beer for a winter evening, and gives you something at a reasonable ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1007) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2010
I had this beer in the lodge after my first ski trip, at Wachusett Mountain. The beer had a cloudy, dark amber color with a bubbly white head that had good retention and some cling. The beer had a smoky caramel malt and light dense fruit aroma mixed with some lighter grainy and grassy hops scents. The taste was largely sweet with a caramel presence, but also some bitterness too. It had a smooth, creamy mouthfeel and was fairly wet with average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2006
On tap at Mahars. Poured a nice reddish brown with a deep thick ring with nice lacing. Aroma was not very strong, but was pleasant and sweet. Flavor and feel very nice, sweet and a bit tangy, nice and creamy.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (872) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2010
tap. amber pour with a decent head. spicy, with a bit of sweetness. limited body and finish. nice winter beer but a bit too sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle. Copper with a cream colored head. Malty dark bread and caramel aromas. Toasty malt flavor, with some berry notes and spices. Medium/full bodied, lively mouthfeel and restrained sweetness. Not too complex or busy and overall pretty good.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle, December 2005 (from notes). Pours a dark brown with a frothy head. Aroma is heavy malt with a bit of chocolate characteristics. Flavor is a muddled mess of spices, chocolate, and malt, with a little hop as well. I did not like this at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pretty good. Medium bodied and flavorful. Nice caramel malt flavor with some cinnamon. Slightly sweet, with some hops and spiciness. Well balanced and easily drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2003
The last of the Wachusett beers to try... It has a nice red color with some carbonation and a sweet malted smell. Taste is smooth, malty and finishes with a touch of alcohol. Overall this is the best from Wachusett hands down.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2010
nice amber/ orange colored ale with fast fading head. Aroma was caramel and vanilla. The taste took some effort to get but was some grassiness and pine. Almost reminded me of the smell of air in the fall with all the dieing leaves. Smooth texture


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