RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
Malt beverage brewed with honey -- Deep Powder is Bert Grant’s Real Ales’ winter seasonal beer. This robust ale, made with Mt. Hood hops, is handcrafted from a single, small copper kettle. Even the most discerning beer drinker will enjoy this hearty winter brew.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2003
The bottle says "Malt beverage brewed with honey". Now, when ever I see a bottle labled "malt beverage" I usually damn it to hell, but this does appear to be Grant's secret code word for "beer". Very malty, like sour cookie dough from start to finish. Weak honey taste. Medium head with medium lifespan. Nice dark carmel color. Doesn;'t change much as it moves from lips to throat, nor as it warms. I don't like that. Seems unbalanced towards the malt side of things and I don't like that either. Thou shalt not buy this beer (unless you just love malty beers with no charater). God has spoken.

bhensonb (15985) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
From 2010 file notes. Pours brown w/garnet notes. Malty aroma. Tastes malty, spicy. I liked it.

philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Winter Ale--1997 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 30 IBU’s. (2.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (3.0 / 5.0) Mt. Hood Hops Featured. Clear dark copper color. Hop Spicy body. Lots of hops in finish, but few in front. Malt has hints of being tasty, but gets overwhelmed by hops before you can tell. Unbalanced. Sampled 11/28/1998. Winter Ale--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Mt. Hood Hops. Clear robust bronze red color. Spicy from rich hop character. Body is complex medley of hop cherry chocolate nut malt cinnamon flavor. Light sweetness and clean light hop hot end. Sampled 11/14/1999. Winter Ale--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Mt. Hood hops. Clear rich bronze black cherry red color. Roasted fruit front with mild winter spice and floral Mt. Hood signature. Crisp richly roasted balanced mild sweet fruit body. Clean mild end. Sampled 11/26/2000. Deep Powder Winter Ale--2001 12 oz. Bottle 6.00 ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear rich copper bronze red color. Creamy lacy tan head. Rich roasted winter spice floral hop malty front. Robust roasted dark cherry fruit spice body. Honey doughy and dry. Tart spiced dry citrus hop end. Sampled 11/28/2001. Deep Powder Winter Ale--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear rich dark garnet red black cherry color. Light lacy head. Roasted floral fruit hop mild nutmeg front. Thick sweet rich burnt black cherry caramel biscuit body. Roasted spicy rich hop end. Mt. Hood Hops. Sampled 12/22/2002. Grant’s Deep Powder Winter Ale--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Clear thin dark red bronze color. Roasted mild winter spice Mt. Hood hop front. Tangy dry sweet thick honey robust mild roasted mild clean spice body. Rich tangy hoppy end. Mild spice nice. Sampled 12/31/2003. Bert Grant’s Deep Powder Winter Ale--2004 12 oz. Bottle 6.00% ABV. 35 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Tan lacy head. Clear dark mahogany bronze red color. Spicy toasted mild nutmeg Mt.Hood hop front. Tangy dry roasted crisp robust black cherry honey caramel nutmeg biscuit body. Crisp mild hop spice end. Sampled 12/3/2004.

jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Very tasty winter. Frothy and delicious. Honey and breads are the dominant force. Rated 5/14/04

RSRIZZO (2034) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Had this beer on 2/17/1999. Color is a deep dark brown with good carbonation and a light head. Aroma is a dark roasted malt scent. Taste is rich and strong. It starts with a medium body that is full of a rich roasted malt taste that goes down with a slight sharpness and the roasted flavor gets a bit stronger. The finish caries the malt flavor backed with a light bitterness and light hop flavor. It makes for a good winter brew but is not as good as most Bert Grant Ales.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/05/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

dark amber, stale hop aroma, light body, malt flavor with a well balanced bitterness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
There is a malty aroma and the color is amber with shades of copperish red. The head is a nice long lasting tan. Deep Powder begins with a slight malty sweetness and builds to a roasted bitterness. The body is medium and the aftertaste has a pleasent bitterness that lasts.

BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2007
maybe i had a dead bottle (actually 2) the honey doesn’t go over too well with me. not at all bad. a little thick and not very carbonated. like kramer says sherry, toasty thats it for me.

kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby colored body under a very small fizzy off-white head that immediately vanished. Aroma is heavily malty with a little sherry like oxidation creeping in. Lighter notes of alcohol, soy, and chocolate. Flavor is fairly dry with some cardboard like oxidation quite apparent. Some chocolate, toasted malts, and some light bitterness make it’s way past the age. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with fizzy prickly carbonation. Slightly sticky on the finish. Overall, this has gone down the other side of the hill I believe. Still drinkable, and actually quite interesting if you’re a fan of aged beers, but I wouldn’t let it go any longer.

BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 I was surprised at the low ratings on this one. Lots of coffee, chocolate, toffee and toasty malt. Silky smooth with a light sweetness on the tongue. Sort of chocolate milk like, and really tasty.

MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Aroma shows some oxidation, but a good strong caramel malty smell, I detect a hint of chocolate in there as well. The flavor sure has died down some I assume. It lacks a real punch but still maintains some clean amber roasty flavors. Palate, indeed has smoothed over and killed the hop profile. Not impressive, but still pretty decent given its age.

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