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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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."


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Caramel malt, with Orange-ish fruity, spicy, and "dank" hops. Bitter aftertaste.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (921) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2016
12oz bottle from central ave liquor with commonmac during March madness. Dark ruby brown with medium off white head. Malty boozy slight hop nose. Sweet, slight spice, reminiscent of a traditional old ale. Balance is good. Avoids the metallic pothole some of these fall into. Nicely done, Utah.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ecook90 (31) - Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Dark with a thin head. If heavy in hops is you're thing you'll like it. Personally it's not got me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MNAle (106) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Best by 2/26/16; consumed on 12/24 and 12/25/15. Deep amber/ruby, cloudy, coaxed a 1 inch tan, creamy, bubbly head with an agressive pour into an Imperial Irish pub pint. Light carbonation. Clumpy, sticky lacing as the head recedes. Aroma of hops (slightly citrus) and malt (faintly chocolate). Substantial mouth feel: slightly thick feeling for the style. Mild, but slightly bitter, initial taste, sweetly malty, with a more bittering in the middle and the finish. This is a very easy to enjoy beer. No spectatular hops flavor, or really any other notable dominating falvor; more of a malt body. But, it is still enjoyable to drink. I would have expected more of an alcohol presence in a "warmer". Even so, a very tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Fresh but substantial notes in the aroma: characteristically fruity Amarillo hops, grapefruit, a bit of peach, some molasses, candied orange peel, a little pine, and dark caramel. The alcohol becomes a factor toward the bottom third of the glass. Sturdy mouthfeel, with mild carbonation and a medium body. The taste leans bitter, with some dark-caramel sweetness that maybe obscures some of the freshness brought by the hops. Otherwise very enjoyable and tasty -- and yes, warming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3723) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
12oz bottle 6/19/15 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-38° in snifter-Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with dried fruit. This medium to full bodied brew is not bad but a bit lacking.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (1171) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle poured a clear brown hue w/ thick creamy beige lasting head and sticky lacing. Moderate biscuit aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are piney hop, caramel, dark toast, peppery rye, and brown sugar. Creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (1097) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
bottle. Poured clear mahogany with a medium creamy tan head. Herbal hop aroma. Full bodied, creamy carbonation with a thick rich mouthfeel, tart finish. Flavour of roasted malt, sweet caramel notes with bitterning hops, slightly cirusy with a woody overall tone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1931) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 41°. Colo is a dark mahogany with good carbonation and a soft and tight tan head. Aroma is sweet with notes of dried fruit. It has a medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is mild dried fruit, a touch of peppery malt and a spicy hop note that gives it a mellow bitterness. Overall its a good brew and somehow it has a winter like feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3091) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Dark maroon body, with brown foamy head and nice lacing. Well balanced hoppy malty aroma. Taste is rich fruity malts, dried fruit, finishes bitter. Abv well masked. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2453) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Amber color with white sudsy head. Bready, malty aroma. Spiced, bready malty taste.


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