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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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At Weyerbacher we have created a Winter Ale that is a must for any malty beer lover. Winner of a Silver Medal in the 1998 World Beer Championships, Weyerbacher Winter Ale is brewed with deep-roasted chocolate malt. The taste predominates with a warm, roasty flavor, balanced out with a slightly dry finish. It is smooth but not cloying, with a warming belt of alcohol (5.6% ABV). Although winter ales predate history, they are believed to have their origin in the pagan celebrations of winter solstice. Later, when monasteries produced the local brew, winter ales were made each year to commemorate the birth of Christ. Back then, winter ales were brewed full-bodied as a source of nutrition for the upcoming winter months. Today, winter ales are typified by their seasonality, their rich, malty flavors and by their deep, dark coloration. Generally available November-March, Weyerbacher Winter Ale is the perfect libation for a winter meal, with good friends, or beside a warm fire fending off a cold winter night.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
Bottled. A deep red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of metal, roasted malt, berries, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of berries, leading to a dry and slightly bitter finish. The body is thin. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of pineypower. Clear, orangey brown with a dense, beige head leaving some lacework. Very fruity aroma. Has a very soft mouthfeel - a little low in carbonation perhaps. Medium body with lightly burned malt accents and basically no bitterness. A very mellow beer. 171107

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (18944) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2002
Deep burgundy in colour. Sweetish, malty, and moderately bitter. Roasty and clean.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
Dark amber color; big head. A very simple and quite sweet brew, with some sweetish caramel and candi sugar, and that’s all. Boring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11888) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
Draught@Blind Tiger, NY
Sold as "Winter Warmer". Dark ruby color, small beige head. Caramel and perhaps hints of licorice too. Medium-bodied. Very caramelly with some alcohol. Somewhat English feeling. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2001
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 Amber-brown colour. Rich chocolate, earth aroma. Earthy, chocolatey body with a light nuttiness. Good balance throughout and an earthy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
(Draught, The Drafting Room) Pours a dark burgundy body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of malt, raisin, and spices. Flavor of malt, vinous, cocoa, and dark fruits.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Clear, dark red brown with small medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, raisin. Taste is medium sweet, watery raisin, some cardemom, somewhat astringent. Medium body, some stickiness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2006
GBof A PA-on tap-pours a tan head and amber/brown color. Aroma and taste are approximate Lancaster Winter Warmer [dark malt-sweet, roasty, dark fermented fruit-cherry] with less sweet, more bitter.

2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: March 26, 2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Vintage Cellar, VA
Appearance: dark with ruby highlights, whispy tan head
Aroma: rich sweet malt aroma with notes of ripe plum
Flavor: one dimensional dry malt flavor, hint of spices
Overall: largely boring after a very promising aroma

Date: December 11, 2005
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Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 2/5.0
Score: 4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.


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