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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - October to Jan.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in October 2006. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and crystal malt with cane sugar added to the copper with Fuggle and Golding hops.
The definitive winter beer and a long-time Young’s favourite, Winter Warmer is a champion cask ale that is an essential warmer during the winter months.
"Rich ruby coloured beer, almost red in bright light. Complex fruity nose with hints of candy. Luscious and full bodied, with a powerful mouth-coating flavour leading to a bittersweet, vinous finish."


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10409) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2011
Cask at the Buck’s Head, Little Wymondley, Stevenage, England.
Dark reddish brown colour with small off-white head. Sweetness, dark fruits, toasted malt, some spices and some liquorice in aroma. Flavour is sugar, dark fruits, molasses, mild hops, toasted malt and some spices.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Handpump at the brewery. Dark, ruddy brown color with a good head. Dry, light chocolate, nutty, and toasty malt aroma. Just a hint of roasted malt. Nutty and toasty flavor. Medium-light body. No hop character. A pretty boring brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoFi (1710) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2010
At Dirty Dick’s, London. Dark brown/red with a small beige head. Aroma is very light, but I get some spices. Taste: oranges, grapefruit, some spices, medium bitter, quite a lot going on here, but I can’t place anything else. Medium body, low carbonation. Not as good as I remember it from a few years ago, but still good and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
Deep reddish-brown, sugary malts, plums, raisins and a hint of nuts and wood. This is pretty nice but palate seems thinner than I remember. Not that complex but still a good beer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jlfrede (6) - DENMARK - DEC 4, 2010 does not count
Good standard cask Ale. Perfect for a "fast one" on one the your favorite bars. Aroma not too prominent but nice looks with the clear color of reddish/brown. Minimal head. Sweet taste from the malt and a scent of bitternes. Palate like the aroma not too prominent. Overall a good standard ale. But nothing I would lie sleepless in my bed, thinking about :-) Had this one in Charlie’s Bar in Copenhagen - a must try!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
Cask. Clear orangey brown with a rough off-white head. Nuts and caramel in the nose. Medium body, low carbonation, roasted malt, nuts and caramel with a lightly musty touch. Surprisingly good hop finish. 281110

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40482) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
From cask at Charlies. Pours golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Breadish and slight fruity flavoured. Rather bitter and dry into the finish. Bitter and dry finish. Lasting malt note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
[2712-20100119] Cask. Nice toasted weed malt aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown red body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Little charred bitter wood malt flavour. Medium-full body. Great brew, in great shape too.
(@ Royal Oak; near Victoria Station, London)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2010
Cask. Calthorpe Arms, London. Brown colour with a beige head. Malty, sweet, toffee/chocolate, dark fruit, light bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21447) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2010
From notes. Cask. Bury, 1997. Deep reddish brown color with a thin tan head that disappears slowly and leaves scant lacing. Aroma of raisins and plums. Taste is on the sweet side, good body, lots of dark fruits. Decent.


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