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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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."


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
The beer pours a reddish-brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very malty with some caramel and toffee notes. There is also some dark fruit and quite a bit of alcohol, which is kind of surprising since the beer is only 7 percent. The flavor is hoppier than the aroma. I get some pine and grass notes from the hops and also some toffee and caramel malt. There is also some dark cherry in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. While there is quite a bit going on, the flavors don’t really seem to meld all that well together and as a result, the beer falls a bit short.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pours a dark copper. Great caramel, malty aroma with hints of dried fruit. I love winter brews and this one was no exception.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2011
12oz bottle from Gription79. Pours dark rusty brown with small tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, spice, and piney hops. Flavors of toffee and caramel malts, bit of earthy spice, and faded hops. This one is probably pasts its prime, but still drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5408) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Deep copper pour with frothy tan head and lace. Caramel malt with a hinto resiny aroma. Toasted malt, burnt molasses, a hinto vanilla, and wisp of abv. Meidum/full bodied with good carbonation. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2051) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Date: August 7, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Freakin Frog, Las Vegas, NV Appearance: Semi-opaque brown with large head and tons of lacing. Aroma: Sweet, caramel and spice. Flavor: Consistent with aroma, medium bodied, slight bitter finish. Other: Tasty brew, but the lacing was amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Sampled at Texas Beerfest. Pours a clear amber with a small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a raisin malt and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with a swet raisin and light hop. Very easy to drink, very good American strong ale from Wasatch.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2176) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Clear, dark, reddish-amber with a moderate cream colored head that laces nicely. Aroma of piney and herbal hops, nuts, hay and caramel. The taste is a malty, but not really sweet, backbone with a moderate bitterness throughout and a noticable alcohol presence at an abv that isn’t really that high. Medium bodied with a long bitter finish. Somewhat unrefined, but definitely a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5011) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1676) - 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 (6761) - .....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 ...


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