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RATINGS: 1228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our winter ale has a gorgeous mahogany hue, a hint of hazelnuts, and a finish reminiscent of mocha and toffee. No spices, just a perfect blend of five specialty malts. Cellarable for 3+ years.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber with thin beige head. Aroma of nuts, riped fruits, chocolate and alcohol. Malt, chocolate and some hops in the flavour, but not bitter. Low carbonation compared to other US microbrews. Nice winterwarmer, but not outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Nice looking medium brown hue with small head. Not fruity. The varied hops and malts do provide an interesting flavor though.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Great beer! Small head and a malty aroma. Very smooth, creamy flavor. Its slighly sweet with coffee and malt hints. Very good beer and Ill buy this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
want1DIPA (227) - - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle pour. Another classic brew from Avery. My first English Classic Ale and Im loving it. A good mix of hops and malty sweetness. I love the toffee tones in this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
So Good I bought a sixer and forgot to save any. Watch the alcohol content, very unnoticable may kick you in the arse.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Hell, yeah!!! Loved this stuff! Nice brown color with a lingering head. Looks really good. Smells fruity as all get out with a nice malty background to it. Now this is what I want out of a winter beer. Wonderful sweet dark fruity taste with just a hint of malts to it and a finish that bites a little. Man, this is good stuff. This is the best winter beer Ive tried in a while. Still like the Celebration Ale from SN better but hey, Im a hophead. Still a solid-ass beer from a brewer that seems to be coming on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Clear brownish-red pour with an off-white head, good retention, sticky lacing. Roasted malt, nutty aroma with a hint of hop bitterness. Sweet malt, molasses and carbonation at the beginning leading to a semi-dry bitterness from the hops. Could be more complex. Medium body, moderate carbonation, mild alcohol warmth. A winter warmer for sure!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2010
NIce winter beer that Id drink in the summer too. A real perk is its available in 6s which most decent beers by avery only come in bombers. This one is worth trying certainly.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Dark fruit, chocolate and toffee notes with a boat load of malts. Light floral hops. No spices. Plenty of dark robust flavors, but not overpowering and a pleasure to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2012
A great winter warmer. Its heavily malted and hopped to get you through the winter. Great malty taste. American strong ale flavored intermingled with holiday flavors. I havent cellared any of these be cuz they all get drunk before I can get to the cellar.


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