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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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. Itís our toast to Utah."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Thanks to Douglas88 for this beautiful bottle from Utah. I favor the malty beers so I couldnít wait to try this. Pours chestnut brown with red highlights and a frothy tan head that lazily fell off to a thick cap and some big splotchy lace. With this beer the nose finds you. Exciting with a bit of pine up front, ripe fruit, orange, bread and caramel. Malt is very round and approaches chocolate but artfully stops right before. It intrigues. Opens up sweet with plenty of toffee and grain but never becomes chewy. Hops are gentle but firm with light floral and the very faintest hay and dank. Taste is big crusty bread, so much malt but so damn smooth and the sweetness downplayed on the palate. Hops are gentle and give their touch of herbal and bitter then leave crisp with plenty of dryness and bitter in the finish. This was a very impressive seasonal that was gracious and engaging. Vivacious with malt character it let the hops ride in the backseat and completely won me over with every sip. Fat but drank friendly. Terrific!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1573) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Wasatch Winterfest has a thick, frothy, tan head, a clear, reddish-brown appearance, bubble streams, and a lot of heavy, splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of fruit and brown bread crust. Taste is the same, with caramel, toffee, and a very nice, pleasant hop bitterness coming in at the middle and staying through the end. Mouthfeel is medium to full, and Wasatch Winterfest finishes mostly dry, smooth, and delicious. The alcohol warmth kicks in in the throat and stomach as one drinks it down. This is the best winter seasonal I think Iíve ever tried. I rate it quite high. Get some! RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6900) - Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks douglas88). Looks good; a semi-transparent amber with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes sweet, malty, and hoppy with a touch of caramel and booziness. Good on the palate. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours mahogany with a tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, bready and slightly roasty malts, and hints of fruit. Tastes of pine, caramel, bread, and fruit. Nice and smooth with moderate hop bitterness. The flavors in this reminded me of a barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle from Bandits on Main Street in Park City. Nice caramel color. This beer took me by surprise. Great spices and complex taste. Reminded me of a barely wine actually. Carbonation was low with thick mouthfeel. Malt, spices and hops made this complex but balanced beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steverus0 (237) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Nice and caramel, with a rich frothy head and a subtle mouthfeel. A great winter beer in the celebration style. Light on hops, rich in malts and best paired with a fire, a book, and a warm blanket during a snow storm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours dark brown with orange hues and a small off white head. Nose is caramel, pine, spices like cloves, sage and cinnamon with molasses. The taste is well balanced sweet and bitter. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, the body is medium and the finish is long. Very good, I didnít expect it to be this good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Pours a deep amber with a thick body and a nice off-white head. Nose is pruny hops with a light raspberry syrup kick. Flavor is a rush of prune, hops and strawberry with finish of nutty wood syrup. Lingering mouthfeel. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2292) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle from Douglass88. Mahogany with a biege head. Lightly spiced, sweet malt, bit of caramel, some alcohol. Moderate body with a pleasant carbonation, somewhat bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Malty caramel with spice and dark fruit. Good carbonation. Light resiny pine bitterness throughout. Smooth finish with a touch of orange rinds. Tasty.

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