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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."


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (466) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juancho (239) - Clearwater Beach, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Pint in London@pub, cross from eurostar station. Just returning from Paris on a cold winter day it is a great and welcome brew. But on its own merits i find it rather light and delicate.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
cask at the crows nest in crosby, liverpool... too dark a colour to call and not much aroma got through the head on the pint or maybe not too much aroma of anything, white strong head that lasted almost down the glass. quite weak in the mouth, not a great deal going on but some malt, but not much else. hints of chocolate on the finish but really nothing to get excited about

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vladivostok (215) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
This beer has changed fundamentally since the move from Wandsworth; where once the overriding flavour was caramel, it is now roast malt which puts it more in the porter rather than the old ale category. Not a bad beer, but am I alone in prefering the Wandsworth version? Very little aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (156) - - DEC 28, 2013
Very light aroma. Dark amber colour. Subtle hoppy taste. Very mild aftertaste. Quite drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2007
[CASK: The Salisbury Ale House, Manchester 07/12/06] A reasonable winter ale. Not bad and overall quite good. Should try if you can.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2004
Cask at Crosse Keys, London. Red dark brown with white head. Fairly sweet with caramel flavour and hoppy. A bit thin for the strength and style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2005
Cask : The Ram, Wandsworth. The 2005 brew is not so full bobied as previous years. It still has the burnt caramel undertones, deep red/copper colour and rich malty flavour. I dont have anything else to say about it but it wont let me submit so this is just a bit of ad lib to trick the system it accepting a short review!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PaulW (97) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Tasty, warming pint. Nice nose of dark fruits, and the taste is of raisins and crystal malt. Nice clean thick white head, poring a deep amber colour. Does what it says in the tin, and rather well.


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