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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


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Bottle. Dark copper with a fluffy cream-colored head. Nose: toffee, dark fruits and spices. Taste: burned raspberry jam and spiced apple juice. Smells better than it tastes. Thin-bodied for a Winter beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2004
nice body and colour with a creamy head. Spicy and fruity, not unlike a good fruitcake.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Reminded me of a lighter version of Sam Adams Old Fezziwig... only less flavorful. Pours a light brown with a fairly thin head. Mild hoppy flavor with hints of spices - ginger and an almost nutmeg-like taste? Subtle in the spices. Balanced and tasty. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2004
tap. nice rich garnet/amber hue... aroma has hints of cocoa, caramel, malts... the sweetness os balanced by smokey undertones... much better than i expected... i’ll be trying it again this holiday season

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Dark reddish copper color. Nice fruity smell with some spices mixed in. I read another review that said cinnamon, that and maybe something else slightly adds to the smell and taste. I enjoyed this is much as any other Winter brew.Slilght carbination makes this easy to drink and does not taste artifitial in my opinion as others have said. Thumbs up to this local brew. (local for me)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Glenville beverage. The first thing that struck me about this one was the nutty aroma, very nice. Little head and little lace. Stored and served at 50 degrees. Malty, medium body, nice mouthfeel, ok balance.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Pours a nice ruby color with a light tan head. Sweet taste and aroma that is fitting of a winter ale, but I appreciated the fact that this brew is not very spiced. Lots of winter ales seem to have more spice than is necessary, but this ale is well balanced and appropriate for the season. I recommend this to anyone who wants a winter ale without the spice character.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2011
A good enjoyable beer. It has some earthy tones and a deep amber color. Enjoy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2001
Not the best good beer... but I’d drink it if I only had to drink one.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BrewIPA (83) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Not much going on in this winter ale. I have a few others I would buy again before this one. Not enough going on in this beer to comment specifically. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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