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RATINGS: 151   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."


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle at bockyhorsey’s pad. Pours a deep amber color with a beige head. Looks and smells a bit like a dark IPA - loaded with grapefruity hops. Smooth in flavor with a note of figgy pudding. Nice, but the sweetness grows to be a bit cloying.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2009
12oz bottle–pours a rich light tan head that laces and deep red color. Aroma is sweet toffee-medium malt, some pine hops, dark fruit. Taste is toffee-medium malt, secondary bitter herbal/pine hops. Thanks to Wasatch for trade with Joe-jwc215 and me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4309) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is caramel, sweet, spices, and decent. The look is clear, dark amber, with an off white head. The taste is malts, sweet, and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12109) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2010
(12oz. Bottle) pours mahogany with off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, nuts, wood. Taste is bitter with malt sweetness balancing things out. Medium bodied with oily texture. Finish is bitter. There is a woodiness to this beer that I find distracting. A decent beer otherwise.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1419) - Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky dark amber with a fine bubbled khaki head in this glass that retains fairly well, actually. The nose is far heavier on the hop profile than I would expected. I don’t know if they spiced this brew but it has that feeling, along with dark fruits. It is bitter on the tongue - and very heavy on the piney hop notes. The flavor profile is a bit sweet as well, with a lingering spiciness that seems to reveal itself throughout the sampling. I didn’t find this one very balanced, I found it thin on the backside - and I felt like the hop profile was too dominant for a "winter" brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7540) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
On tap @ Freakin Frog. Hazy coppery amber, medium white head. Toasty caramel lightly spicy, lightly fruity. Moving on...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
propsync (27) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Brown pour with a citrus aroma. If a brown ipa was ever a style, this would be the winter version. Hop, carmel sweetness, and a underlying spice flavor rounds this out. Different, not exactly the amount of hops I would expect in a winter brew, but it was done well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4394) - Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2015
bottle, tons of great sweetness, light boddy. its decent, light and sweet. some drinkability.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1300) - 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.


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