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


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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."

jlfrede's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jlfrede (6) - - DEC 4, 2010
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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Legacy rating. Pint at the Blue Boar in Aldbourne during their winter beer festival last year. Fruity and full-bodied with a good balance between the bitterness and sweetness. Great winter seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Cask, The Marquess of Anglesey, Covent Garden, 12/12/15. Pale red with a shrinking off white top. Nose orange peel, pine cones and fresh-pinched Fuggles. Alt-like with crushed nuts, bread and a discreet orange peel and red apple fruitiness on the belch. Almond and cashew linger. Fine advert for dull old school cask English if you’re a bit jaded by designer freezing cold keg that tastes of shower gel. Highly likeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (772) - - NOV 23, 2015
Sampled on draught at the Bear in Oxshott. Dark ruby colour with a white head. Sweet, malty aromas with hints of spices. Taste is rich and malty, with notes of Demerara sugar, mild coffee vine fruit and spices. Pleasantly bitter. A really delicious winter beer. Has well-deserved classic status.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Osprey (6574) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Short review social. Pint from cask at College Arms. Cloudy brown, small white head. Body is medium, quite foamy. Taste is dry, astringent, malty, tiring. Didn’t finish the pint. A half would be OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWS9 (646) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Decent ruby brown pour with a slight head. Deep grape, heavy malt backing. Very smooth. Toffee/caramelness for some sweetness. Yeah, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (5601) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Cask at Abbey Tavern, London. Hazy copper color with coarse white head. Aroma malty; soap, flowers and grass. Taste is soapy and malty, roasted and lightly burned.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Cask 42 Ossett. Bad pint drainpour sent this one back aroma and taste vinegar end of barrel apparently. Rating based on this probably not bad when right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Cask @ the Clarendon, Leicester. Dark brown colour with cream coloured head. Aroma is very malty. Taste is again malty with a nice full mouthfeel. There is an almost coffee bitterness to finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask. Dark tea beer with a thick offwhite head. Not much of a nose other than a light wheaty malt. Deep malty tastes in the mouth releasing tea, light toffees and a little spiciness. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1793) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask in the Flask NW3. Reddish tinge to a brown beer. Warming and malty, some pleasant bitterness. A bit of a boozy kick. Overall not bad.

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