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

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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."


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2008
Dark amber colored, little yellow head. Licorice dominates aroma, some caramel and lemon also here. Medium bodied. Flavor has also this licorice here with some berries, not as strong though. Aftertaste gets dry and sour with some hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14969) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Served on cask at the Rose and Thistle, Frimley Green into a UK pint glass (Jan ’12). The colour was a dark rich, brown, darker than mid brown and a decent half finger of white head that remained pretty much throughout the first 2/3rds of the drinking experience. In terms of smell, fruits of the dark and dried variety stand out, along with spices and a little malt aroma. Tastewise, definately dominated by the fruits and malts, quite a complex mix of different malts going on, also caramel/toffee/sugars, a toasted flavour blending in with the spices present (maybe a pinch of nutmeg/cinnamon?). A fairly full bodied beer for 5% with a certain amount of chewiness, I took my time over this one! A Bitter/soured aftertaste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lilja (2343) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
Smak och doft av stor sötma, choklad, lagom besk, möjligen något för söt och vattning.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Another beer I hadn’t seen for a while: half-pint, hand-pulled in The Kings Arms, Oxford on 23rd Nov 13. Pours a clear mid-amber with a beige like foam on top. Toasted malt and hedgerow berry aroma. Semi-sweet taste with subtle caramel maltiness, those berries again and hints of spices. Not as rich or heavy as I remember it ’back in the day’ when it was brewed in London. Glad we found each other again, even if we don’t really remember each other too well.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is malty, fruit cakey. Medium body, mild carbonation. Toast, a little lemon, a tiny hint of spice. Inoffensive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (7123) - 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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24774) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25068) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Too strong with no sense, I got a little wamrer but not enough to call it like that. Dark, and foam just present.

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.


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