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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Winternacht (winter night) captures the rich, roasty flavor enjoyed on the coldest nights. In the authentic German Altbier tradition, Winternacht is top-fermented to impart the character of an ale and cold-conditioned for the smoothness of a lager. Sipping Winternachtís hearty combination of specialty malts balanced with a slightly aggressive hop presence is a welcom warming from winterís icy chill.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Clear copper body with medium, light-tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel tinged with nice spiciness and perhaps banana. Sweet maltiness is dominant, also some floral hoppiness. Minimally bitter in the swallow and aftertaste, but even then thereís more sweetness than bitterness. Iím missing the roastiness thatís supposed to be here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2001
brown colour, few head, roasted, full-bodied, very malty

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8036) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2006 Pours rich brown (the picture on the left is inaccurate). Smells of roasted nuts and cranberries? Taste is very strong and full, similar to Jubelale in itís fruity fullness. Finish is full and long, but not dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7928) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2003
Acajou colour. Orangey head, slight. Cookie dough, apple pie; later hops-grassy/herbal. Very roasted-bitter taste, hops too. Very rich mouthfeel indeed. Alcoholburn Ė would have guessed 7 ABW, instead of ABV. Bittereffect doesnít last long. Overall: yeah. This is where it halts. It is roasted, it is rich, and hoppy Ė and not very characterfull.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Draft. Dark ruby color with little aroma. This is a medium body but somewhat malty tasting beer that's easy to drink. Slightly roasty and some hops, but nothing spectacular.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6221) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted light bread), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Whimpering simple aroma and somewhat unbalanced flavor profile (too sweet), even judged as an altbier (on or off steroids), so Iím calling this oneís bluff. The mouthfeel is the best thing about it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2003 Nice floral aroma, slight hop presence with pineish notes. Dark brown with good lacing. Nice sweet bitterness and balance, very smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Medium brown color, small head, Malty aroma. Medium bodied alt. Slightly sweet malty flavor. Nice hop bite. Well balanced. Very tasty. A great winter beer. 7% alcohol not noticeable in the taste, but it warms you up quick. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Try this one, not only is it an excellent beer, but it’s an excellent example of style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2002
Nice red copper color but almost no head. Berry sweet nose with lots of alcohol. There is a subtle balance of sugar sweet malts and hop bitterness. Iím not sure I taste any roasty notes in here, but I found this bottle in the back of my fridge, where I think it has been since January í02. The 7% warms you up nicely. Iím glad the air conditioning is on. A nice winter treat, even in August, and a good example of the Alt style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Sweet, candy-coated roasted-nut nose. Amber-brown with a reddish hue. Fading head, but some lingering lace patterns. Medium- to full-bodied and rich. Moderate carbonation. Gently roasty and toasty with a soft sweetness. Some bitter hops and burnt toast complement nicely. 7% is hidden well, but this beer is still cozy.


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