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RATINGS: 138   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2011
deep copper with a cream head. hops, dried fruits, thick malts, and candied sugar. nice thickness, big hops followed by rich toffee malts, and a smooth finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1467) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
A-pours a dark mahogony colored beer with a very loose small bubbly tan colored head. S-the nose has some roasted malts, a little overly sweet caramel, very sticky hop resign aroma, pine sap, wood, oily citrus in the back. T-the taste is similar, slightly burnt wood and malt, overly sweet caramel, very resignous, lots of sugars left behind and it shows in the feel as well. very piney in the back with sticky citrus notes and moderately bitter. M-the feel is a little fuzzy with the residual sugars, the finish is nice, it is rather dry and crisp, well carbonated. D-not bad, has some flaws. overly sugary and sweet with a ton of sticky malts and hops. has a decent balance and a nice finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
and little david is working that bowtie .. . Pours a deep tan, light foamas! .. . very light spice and molasses, like a Lite xmas ale .. . way to simple and dumbed down, but it’ll make you ask dumb questions ...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
Awsome winterfest! Really gives the northwest a run for it’s money. Nice dark pour. Good beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2011
12oz bottle. Reddish brown pour with a decent amount of off-white head. Diggin’ the aroma - nice balance of citrus/pine hops and caramel malt. Flavor is balanced as well but a bit disappointing - slightly sweet and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2293) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 4, 2011
Dark amber color, nice tan head. Lovely floral hop essence and bready malts in the nose. The hops give a resiny coating to the tongue followed by a malt sweetness cut by a mellow bitterness. Really a quite unique beer, perfect for the cold Utah Winter nights.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Sampled on tap @ 1702 Tucson, AZ; March 2011
This arrives from the tap with a creamy textured, amber tinged, tan colored half-finger thick head that leaves lots of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a dark, burnt amber color that shows a clear, ruby-amber hue when held up to the light. The up front aroma is dominated by herbal, citrusy hop notes and even some berry like notes. Specific notes of tangelo, ruby red grapefruit and a back drop of pine play nicely with subtler notes of biscuit-like maltiness and a solid cracker like character towards the finish. A nice appetizing aroma for any hop head, but there is a fair amount of malt character to this brew’s aroma too.

As the beer first hits my palate it tastes bitter, with a caramelized sweetness, a herbaceous quality and lots of fruity hop notes. The bitterness is present from start to lingering finish and there is also a herbal / menthol like hop character that is along for the ride as well. The beer has a medium body with some viscous heft to it through the middle of each sip, but the herbal / bitter hop character scrubs the palate clean of the residual malt in the finish. Flavors of buttery toffee and rich caramelized grain intermingle with fruit notes of tangelo, candied citrus zest, sweet-tart berry notes as well as some touches of hemp and pine needles too.

This is quite nice, I would be quite happy sipping a few pints of this over an afternoon / evening. The malt character is richer and darker leaning than the Sierra Nevada Celebration that inspired this brew, but it is definitely quite appropriate for a Winter beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1171) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle. Nose is citrus and lavender. Pours a dark amber-gold with little head. Flavor isn’t as sweet as a winter warmer; a definite fresh hop bitterness reminds me of Sierra’s Celebration. Good, but nothing particularly ’wintry’ about it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3331) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle; poured a dark auburn/brown with a light brownish head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, earth, tobacco, leather and dark fruit. Flavorful; hops shine through with some caramel and fruity depth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7173) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Poured deeper garnet with a sticky beige head. The aroma picked up molasses, licorice, and nutty notes with light earth and vanilla accenting. The flavor found more licorice and molasses, along with assertive piney bitterness.. spicy and bitterness on the finsh. Medium-bodied and more bitter than expected on the palate.. decent feel and flow.


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