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

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Bristol Ram, Bristol. Chestnut coloured with a moderate off-white head. Caramel, malty aroma with some fruit in the background. Flavour was sweet, with toffee, nuts and a hint of roastiness. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6901) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6684) - 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.)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2011
Cask@The Warf.Pours deep amber with a small white head.Aroma is malty and fruity with some caramel, yeast and licorice.Flavor is sweet and bitter with some fruitiness.Medium body, soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (6413) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
Cask at Founders Arms. pours clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is malty, light roasted, light toffee. Taste is malty, toffee, with some more dark red ripe fruits at the finish. Nice enough, but a bit thin mouthfeel

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6377) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2006
CASK at Charlies. Amber colour with a tan head. Caramel, vanilla, fruity aroma and taste. Medium body with a bitter dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2008
Cask at The White Hart, Overton- Dark brown in colour with red tinges. Malty aroma with caramel and toffee. Nutty, refreshing taste. Not as good as it used to be but still a good pint.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5818) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
Ruby coloured ale with a nice creamy head. Plenty of winter fruitiness in both aroma and taste, somewhat dry in the latter aspect.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Cask. Deep brown color with an off-white head. The aroma’s dominated by the crystal malts with toffee and caramel coming through on the nose. The taste is light, a bit sweet and watery. The body’s medium. This is a pretty forgettable ale, but it’s not without some merit.


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