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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Our winter ale will warm your winter with a round toasty body and a vibrant finish of Cascade, Willamette, Fuggles and Goldings hops. A rich ale, this award-winning classic ages well -- enjoy its complexity and earthy oakness long after the snow has melted away.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2005
It pours a deep reddish-brown color with a large off-white head that hangs around for a bit and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. A nutty/malty/chocolate beginning with a dry hoppy flavor aftertaste. Nothing to be overly excited about, but a decent beer just the same.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
After 4 years in the dark cellar alll alone, pours amber thicker with a ton of sediment and beige head. Aroma brings sweet malts with aging character, started to turn a big. Flavor brings the sweet aged malt flavors as well, maintaining the English style with honey like notes, not piercing sweetness at all. It aged pretty well for 4 years!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2470) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
11/29/2009. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aromas of grain, caramel and hops. Little sweet at first, but spices and earthy notes as well as the hops set in towards the end. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Too many gooses in the name for my liking. Fortunately, itís a good beer so it makes up for that. A nice mahogany pour. Aroma is dark malt, citrusy hops, and some floral notes. Flavour is mildly sweet, with a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a moderate brown with a fairly thin head. A bit of the head remains after some time, although the remainder doesnít leave much lacing as it goes down. The nose has got a surprising amount of hop activity with a good amount of pine and citrus. Some caramel and light molasses in the back. The taste brings forward some of the hop elements without too much bitterness. Some light doughy flavors with a bit of toast. Light to medium body. Drinks pretty well overall for a winter warmer and certainly bucks the insane spicing trend. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-21-2010

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2011
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I thought it was gonna be a winter ale with alot of spices but being a strong ale I thought it was smooth without too much spice and good malting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rollingwood (86) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Pours a gorgeous, crystal-clear ruby liquor with a half-inch off-white head that melts into Belgian lace that persists. The aroma is floral, but not entirely pleasant to my nose for some reason. The brew however is a well-balanced, bitter sweet interplay of hop and malt with a pleasantly long, mildly bitter finish. I donít think it is oak aged, but it has some of the taste notes I associate with oak. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kassner (1373) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Deep red honey color, with a little head, pretty full flavor and mouth but alcohol and carbonation are prevalent in the taste. dried fruits and brown sugar notes

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Mars-red pour with a thin fizzly white head. Aroma is dark fruits, molasses, caramel, and toasted malts. Tastes slightly sweet at first, with a lot of the more wintery ingredients coming into play. Finish is bitter but clean, with some resin hop character. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, somewhat voluminous but thin enough to remain drinkable. Overall fairly good. Nothing mind blowing here, a very modest improvement over the typical bland winter ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2010
2010 version. Iím disappointed. Iíve not had one of these in probably 10 years but they used to be very good, at least in my mind. Pours a deep amber with a creamy tan head that laces nicely and hangs around. aroma is malts, toasty, sweet, with some earthiness and spice, but it is faint. Has a medium full body, smooth in the mouth, medium carbonation and a thin finish. On the tongue getting bready, toasty, and sweet malts. Not mush, if anything, in the way of hops. with a thin, unsatisfying finish. I think it will be 10 years before I try again. Unfortunately, I bought a 6-pack.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Pours a deep reddish color with a light brown head. Smells of malts and brown sugar. What a delicious smelling wintery beer. Great season to be tasting new brews. Taste is of malts with the same brown sugar that was in the aroma. Mmmmmm


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