ACHops (1566) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2012ozzy70 (1081) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 14, 2017
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours bright copper with thin off-white head. Aroma is dark caramel malts and faint hop notes. Taste is malt forward, lightly roasted, sweet, and substantial. Tastes more wintery than it looks. Finishes with mild hoppy bitterness. Not a standout, and quite lighter bodied than most other winter beers, but pleasantly drinkable.
12 oz. bottle. 7.2% ABV. Poured clear amber, lasting frothy off white head. Aroma was pine, wet forest floor, sweet grapefruit. Taste was moderate bittersweet, grapefruit, earthy, malty, toasted bread. wombat23 (1362) - Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma of light malts and mild fruitiness. Taste follows nose, with some biscuit and hay. Finish is mildly sweet, mildly bitter. A fairly bland beer overall - was expecting something with more personality given it’s labeled as a winter ale. darbeer75 (887) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Aroma: malty and sweet; Appearance: clear golden pour with thin white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose with purfumey notes and biscuity finish; Palate: medium body; Overall: not my favorite style but decent interpretation. tmoreau (4293) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2017
12 oz. can poured to a Czech-pils glass at home, displaying a clear & bright, orangey/gold, almost amber color, with a fluffy layer of off white froth, and foamy, spiraling lacing. The nose was malty & fruity sweetness, pit & dried fruit, with a bit of citrus, and a slight hint of rusty/metallic scent. The taste added a pronounced & lingering, rind-like, earthy, and slightly resinous bitterness that came off a little harsh at first, was intensified by the alcohol, and then mellowed a bit by the continuing malt & fruit sweetness. Medium bodied, with good carbonation. Not bad. I’d carry it in my survival bottle to take the frost off. 7.2% on the label. Iphonephan (6946) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
From a 12 oz can in Jackson Hole. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Caramel nose. Flavors of pine and toffee. Bitter finish.
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Hop, floral, caramel, pine and biscuit aroma and flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation and a hop, biscuit and mils booze finish. MNAle (179) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2016
281151 020516 stamped; consumed on 1/05 and 1/06/16. Golden color, clear, well carbonated. 1/2 inch off-white creamy head that recedes fairly quickly, leaving some lacing. Nice hop aroma, faintly spicy, hint of citrus. Mild initial taste with a well established malt backbone with subtle hop flavor. Appropriate mouth feel for the style, tending toward slightly thicker than expected. Very well balanced, with a moderate level of bittering in the finish. This is not a hop-forward ale, but neither is it an overly malty ale. Well balanced, no booziness even at 7.2% ABV, but don’t expect a big, WOW flavor profile. Easy drinking, pleasamt and enjoyable for a winter evening.
hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. 1st Beer in the new house (Marshall, MN)... Poured clear, amber in color with a small white head. Aroma is malty with some spices. Taste is consistent, malty, obviously sweet with some metallic notes. Nice beer, enjoyable. Panzuriel (2199) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2015
12 oz can. Powder Hound Winter Ale is a medium hazy red copper brew with almost no head. the aroma is just a bit of citrus with some sweetness. The taste is just a smidge of natural honey and a good amount of herbs over a nice malt base. finishes with just a bit of bitters. good lively body. bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 22, 2015
7.25 version. 12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Fairly aggressive pour produced a small white head that dissipated fairly quickly. A little bit of foam lingered though. Hazy copper with lots of carbonation. Nose is awesome. Kind of a caramel tropical fruit. Both strong malt and strong hops. Same goes for the taste. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Taste is a strong buttery/biscuity backbone with great tropic fruit and citrus up from. Very well balanced with both the hops and the malt coming through strong. I am very impressed.