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RATINGS: 137   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. Itís our toast to Utah."


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1473) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Tap @ Kahootz: Brown with tan head and spotty lacing. Aroma of furniture polish with a sour, musty flavor and maybe some figs thrown in for good measure. Itís ok, not my favorite for a strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle from the UT state liquor store in Cedar City. Pours a dark brown colour with ruby highlights. Foamy, pillowy off-white head and some pretty sturdy looking lacing. Aroma is sweet, spicy hops up front and then some darker malt to finish; maybe some chocolate too. Pretty nice flavour with the sweeter hops balancing out most bitterness except right at the end when the grapefruit rind hits you. A hint of coffee and chocolate also in there. Really nice and more complex than expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2010
I am usually a little bit leery of "winterfest" beers. Theyíre usually a spcied up mess (Iím looking in your direction Harpoon) or a blandish amber (Sam Adams, now Iím glancing at you), and almost always too heavy. So this was pleasant surprise. Right off the bat, I got a nice hoppy aroma, with a bit of pine and resin, and some caramle in the background . First sip was crisp and drinkable, not too heavy. Nice mix of malty and woodsy, sticky hops, mixed in with a bit fo tat fruity notes. Not bad, and pretty tasty. Thanks to douglas88 for the trade!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Pours a nice mahogany color with a rich tan head. The nose is blend of hop and malt aromas. Caramel/toffee and citrus pine. The taste starts with caramel & toffee with grapefruit and pine. A little spice in the end. Both hops and malt show nicely and blend together well. It has a bittering, dry finish. Full-bodied with moderate to strong carbonation. The Alcohol is well-hidden. Just a great malty/hoppy beer. Hits the spot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small cream head. Aroma of nuts, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, florals, caramel, and light cocoa. Flavor of caramel malt, florals, earth, clove, and cinnamon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle: Pours a light amber color with an ample sandy head. Lots of sticky lacing. Nose is sweet, caramel and citrus with light florals. Tastes bold with citrus hops, caramel, and again, light florals. Lingering bitters in the tail. Very well balanced, smooth, and just plain enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9097) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Thanks superdave! Pours a dark amber color, light head. Aroma smells of nuts and christmas trees with some light spice. Flavor is piney, citrus and floral hops with some roasted malt and light spice. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
botled. pours dark brown with large off white head. Smells of spruce and burnt caramel. Hoppy with flavors similar to the aromas. Finishes with a piney/floral aftertaste. Decent beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Pours a lovely dark amber, nice thick head with decent retention and very fine lacy patterns. Very hoppy on the nose but nothing too powerful, low malt aromas. Begins malty sweet, quickly transitioning to the hop flavors and bitterness and then both mellow out to linger on the tip and sides of the tongue. Thick, syrupy body with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2009
A sweet caramel malt aroma. Nice brown color. Flavor is only okay. Sweet, caramel, but in a strained way. A dry but untasty finish. This beer disappoints the aroma and appearance. Cloying.


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