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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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."


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle from Bandits on Main Street in Park City. Nice caramel color. This beer took me by surprise. Great spices and complex taste. Reminded me of a barely wine actually. Carbonation was low with thick mouthfeel. Malt, spices and hops made this complex but balanced beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to douglas88. Pours a dark color that resembles cherrywood varnish with a thin khaki head. The aroma is sweet and hoppy with some goond tangerine and pine notes, some brown sugar, burnt caramel, and a hint of leather. The flavor is some general piney hops with a current of caramel and toffee beneath it. Some grapefruit qualities emerge after a few sips, as well as a faint hazelnut note. The finish is dry and pleasantly hoppy. This here is a pretty good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle, thanks to footbalm. Pours redish brown. Aroma is malt, caramel, and fruit. Flavor is caramel, malt and spices. Medium body. Slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown pour, some light carbonation with a little malt and hop aroma. Flavor was rich and bitter caramel, hops and very herbal. Finish was a warming and mellowed out as time went on. I think this was my 1st Utah beer, and i really dug it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2009
courtesy of wasatch pours light brown, frothy beige head. Aroma is hoppy, caramel malts, with nice light roast. Flavor, same as aroma, profile leans toward a good roasted malts, chocolate and some spices, grainy and bready mouthfeeel. Finish with light hops, some chocolate. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Pours a near-impenetrable reddish-brown into a snifter. Decent amount of off-white head. Aroma of hops, hops, hops, and more hops. Little bit of pine and some floral sweetness. Considering the nose, I was expecting this to be a disappointingly over-hopped brew. Much to my joy, it had a decent amount of malty sweetness to balance it out. Medium carbonation that sits well in your mouth. Surprisingly drinkable with a pleasant sweet floral finish. Not too complex, but surprisingly fairly well balanced. Not too shabby.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Poured dark reddish brown with three fingered head. The aroma was strong piney hop notes. Flavor was strong piney hops and bitterness, very IPA like, surprising that malt does not come through more. Palate was rich with a light carb. Overall malt comes through more and the hops mellow as the beer warms but this is hop dominated at first.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9443) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5265) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2010
I am usually a little bit leery of "winterfest" beers. They’re usually a spcied up mess (I’m looking in your direction Harpoon) or a blandish amber (Sam Adams, now I’m 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - 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.


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