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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 118   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. 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."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
Cask, Handpumped @ ... . Dark brown body with lovely dense light brown head. Fruity, sour berries, chocolate, soft and medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33669) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29988) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25074) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (22365) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2006
Cask at Charlies. Clear orange coloured with an off white ehad. Aroma of caramel, fruits and hops. Flavour of caramel, fruits and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21751) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2010
Cask@The Founders Arms, London. Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, some slight sugary and mildly raisiny notes as well. Flavour is raisins, plum and some slight notes of sweet malts. Wellbalanced and nice and also tastes good with food.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18541) - 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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
A dark ruby colured ale, with a light malt nose and a deep dark malt flavour. that for me didnt work

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14737) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2011
Cask at the wharf. A small, beige head sits on top of a clear chestnut body. The aroma has roasted malts and a hint of coffee, as well as toffee and dried fruits. A bit thin on the palate maybe. Roasted malts, dried fruits, toffee and a little bitterness in the flavor, roasted malts and toffee in the end. A pleasant one indeed, but lacks a bit on body to go as a winter beer for me. 101204

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14662) - Washington, Washington DC, 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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