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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - October to Jan.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in October 2006.
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."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6045) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2006
(Cask at Lamb, Bloomsbury, London, 23 Nov) Dark ruby colour with a brief beige head. Fruity nose with malty notes of port wine, nuts and dried fruit. Fruity taste with a malty backbone, notes of dried fruit, nuts, prunes and a slightly vinous note of port. Very tasty and nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2006
A Mes rate: From the White Horse. Creamy malt nose. Translucent dark red body with just a thin film for a head but leaves nice lacing. tastes like French toast with a berry finish with some malt. Standard palate. Nothing to write home about.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 15, 2006
Appearance good dark ruby, thin light tan head. Aroma is smooth, some kind of acidic attack in the nose, hoppy, quite a bit of malt. Flavour is biscuity, malty, hint of sour hops, no alcohol present in the mouth. Little bit harsh on the palate. All in all, quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
labologist (56) - Disley, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2006
A rich winter beer. Fruity and fullbodied with a good bitter/sweet finish. If sold too young can be oversweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
Cask, Handpumped @ ... . Dark brown body with lovely dense light brown head. Fruity, sour berries, chocolate, soft and medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the White Horse, London SW6 23/11/2002 Dark brown coloured with some spice aroma. Slightly malty dry finish. 2. Cask Stillage from the cellar at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 20/01/2004 Mid to dark brown coloured and slightly rich on the palate. Fruit aroma. Smooth and crisp malt finish with some chocolate flavour. 3. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 21/01/2004 Dark coloured and smooth on the palate with a fruity aroma. Slightly rich. Crisp lasting chocolate malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2006
[Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen] A hazy deep red beer with a nice brown head. The aroma is sweet nutty and malty. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of nuts, but also roasted malt and caramel, as well as light notes of wood and alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Dark reddish colour with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with hints or roastiness and a little nutty. Malty and fruity flavor, also a little nutty. Warming malty aftertaste with some hints of bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2006
One of the seasonal ales from Youngs. Subtle taste - on the opposite end of the scale from the Special London Ale. A bit on the sweet side with a nice nutty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6163) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2005
Thin, coarse-laced off-white head on dark red body. Faint sourish aroma of nuts and faint sweet roastiness. Taste is smooth, clean, nutty maltiness; quite bitter. Aftertaste is drily nutty, with hoppy bitterness lingering. Clearly a well-made beer, but rather subdued. (Cask at the Britannia.)


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