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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6754) - Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks douglas88). Looks good; a semi-transparent amber with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes sweet, malty, and hoppy with a touch of caramel and booziness. Good on the palate. Good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Dark amber pour with red highlights and a lasting light doe head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is light faded hops, caramel, brown sugar, some vanilla, with dark fruit throughout. Flavor is much more dark fruit dominant, with some aromatic malts coming through. Really wasn’t expecting the malt character out of this beer seeing the pour, but was pleasantly surprised. A bit of oxidized hops on the finish rounds things out nicely, without being too flat or papery. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Dark amber to garnet pour with a 2-3 finger creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves good lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, wet cereal, earthy grain, then floral, spicy, citrus and fresh pine hops, light bready and tree fruit notes. Flavor is dark caramel, fruity yeast, an odd hint of banana here and there, earthy grain, light toffee, then sweet and bitter citrus, earthy floral, pine, cooked guava and spicy hops. Medium body, dry, slightly chewy entry, light to medium carbonation, light boozy warmth, dry, slightly astringent finish. Good stuff for sure, I don’t know why this isn’t classed as an IPA, but it’s good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Aroma is pine, bread and spices. The flavor is grapefruit, malts, fruit, mild hop resin and a spicy/slightly sour finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtravis63 (30) - Haughton, Louisiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
From 12 oz. bottle. A little scent of caramel, nuttiness, spruce, and faint citrus. Amber/Copper color with thin tan head and medium lacing. Lightly bitter and slightly acidic feel to the palate with a stinging feeling for about a minute after taste continuing to a and hop resin finale. A very thin texture with little carbonation. Overall the First One Down wouldn’t be my last one I would drink!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle sampled at bockyhorseys place. Pours a nice ruby reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of hops and caramel. Flavor is Hops, caramel, bread. Earthy finish and quite sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1706) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of Douglas88. Pours a lovely deep amber color with a 1/2" off white head. Aroma is fruity hops and caramel. Nice substantial palate. Flavor is fruity/floral hops with a nice sweet background of caramel & brown sugar. Nice balance of sweet and hop bite. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Sampled at the Bockyhorsey tasting, Caramel aroma hits the nose. Amber body. Carmel thickness and moderately sweet. Good winter warmer berr.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Not the largest fan of the variety, but this beer surprised me. Crisp flavor. Hops nice and smooth to the tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
viet959 (81) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Nice head and lacing, clear dark amber color. Smells of hops, citrus, ligh malt. Taste is of carmel, malt, hops, citrus. This is a very good session beer. Reminds me of a light Arrogant Bastard.


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