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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
Cask, The Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. Deep ruby brown, chocolate chocolate aroma. Sweet and bright, mellow with a long chocolate finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2007
Cask at Biggleswade Rugby Club. Lovely dark amber colour, plenty of malts with a real malty flavour. The beer has a sweet finsh. A very good beer of it;s type.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Imaena (1790) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Draught. While this is lauded as a classic I am not terribly fond of it. There are better ESAs out there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Medium dark crisp brown with a lacy head that clings to the edges of the glass. Chocolatey flavours in the aroma with some dark pruney fruits. Weak malts and hops but it is tasty. The finish contains bitter malts and caramel sweetness, it’s great and smooth. Pretty delicious seasonal; drinkable and friendly,provides rosy cheeks a plenty.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2004
[Cask] Deep amber color with a small whiteish head. The taste is slight sweet at first but gets hoppy very fast. It finishes a sharp bitter taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (1667) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2013
cask@Pied Bull, Streatham, London (drunk in a comfy leather armchair next to a roaring open fire) - Pours a dark brown colour with a persistent frothy head and lacing. Dark roasted toasty malts, nutty, rich dark fruits, christmas cake like, some spice, slight caramel/toffee/choc, good mouthfeel. Almost back to as good as I remembered back in the early 90s (and certainly much better than over the last 5 years I have tried it)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2011
Cask, somewhere in London waiting for Led Zep tribute to come on. Out a fkin plastic cup the bastards. How bad are this band? Belting actually. Beer was ok, red amber with big bubbled thin head, malty, some fruit, low carbonation, light bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1599) - AUSTRIA - JAN 20, 2013
Dark brown almost black with a creamy, lasting, creamy, frothy head. Dark fruit, roasted malt, nut. Medium thin body. Frothy. Tastes of toasted malt with some roast, nut, dark fruit and lots of sweet malt. Nice bitter

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2010
At Dirty Dick’s, London. Dark brown/red with a small beige head. Aroma is very light, but I get some spices. Taste: oranges, grapefruit, some spices, medium bitter, quite a lot going on here, but I can’t place anything else. Medium body, low carbonation. Not as good as I remember it from a few years ago, but still good and drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
Smak och doft av stor sötma, choklad, lagom besk, möjligen något för söt och vattning.


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