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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Wasatch Winterfest is a rich amber ale with caramel malt flavors and a large hop presence. Brewed with the finest Northwestern pale and caramel malts then generously hopped with Columbus and Amarillo hops. Crafted in the spirit and style of the Sierra Nevada Celebration. Inspiration? "This new seasonal was brewed to warm you through the cold winter months! Our Winterfest Ale makes a wonderful compliment to an epic day on the mountain, and the perfect companion around the fire. It’s our toast to Utah."


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2009
12oz bottle thanks to Douglas88. Pours a nice mahogany with a nice tan head, great retention and lacing. Aromas of caramel, biscuits, light chocolate, and toasted malts. Flavors are sweet malts up front, with some spice, nutty flavors, and a nice hoppy finish. Decent beer, I could surely drink more of. Thanks again Douglas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Sampled at the bockyhorsey tasting courtesy of hellbilly I believe. Thanks! Pours a chestnut brown with minimal head. Aroma contains a double-IPA amount of citrus hops. Taste is very very hoppy with a nice complimenting of nutmeg/cinnamon/caramel. Very bitter/bubbly/spicy on the palate. A very interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
From the bottle pours a clear, ruby-red colored body with a moderate, creamy, beige colored head. Tattered, ribbony sheets of delicate lacing line the glass. The nose shows like a hoppy red ale. The malt base shows caramel, toasted biscuit, and hints of cocoa. Substantial pine resin and orange peel hoppiness counters, balancing the aroma quite nicely. The flavor follows suit, aggressively hopped with resinous pine and sharp citrus rind, yet completely balanced by toasty, crystal malts and hints of milk chocolate. Mild winter spices lend an earthy overtone. Medium-plus on the palate, dry, and slightly alcoholic, this brew feels every bit its 7.1%, and then some. Pretty decent overall, this isn’t really anything to get excited about....although if I lived in Utah, this one might be a consistent wintertime go-to.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
viet959 (81) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Nice head and lacing, clear dark amber color. Smells of hops, citrus, ligh malt. Taste is of carmel, malt, hops, citrus. This is a very good session beer. Reminds me of a light Arrogant Bastard.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Not the largest fan of the variety, but this beer surprised me. Crisp flavor. Hops nice and smooth to the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of citrus and generally tropical fruits, floral hops, sourdough malt. Flavor a nice display of the hops on a rich, lightly nutty, doughnut malt base. Crisp, hoppy, and sweet, well-rounded. A fan of this variety of winter ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Sampled at the Bockyhorsey tasting, Caramel aroma hits the nose. Amber body. Carmel thickness and moderately sweet. Good winter warmer berr.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1634) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of Douglas88. Pours a lovely deep amber color with a 1/2" off white head. Aroma is fruity hops and caramel. Nice substantial palate. Flavor is fruity/floral hops with a nice sweet background of caramel & brown sugar. Nice balance of sweet and hop bite. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle sampled at bockyhorseys place. Pours a nice ruby reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of hops and caramel. Flavor is Hops, caramel, bread. Earthy finish and quite sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle at bockyhorsey’s pad. Pours a deep amber color with a beige head. Looks and smells a bit like a dark IPA - loaded with grapefruity hops. Smooth in flavor with a note of figgy pudding. Nice, but the sweetness grows to be a bit cloying.


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