brucebruce81 (391) - GUAM - JAN 23, 2013
This beer was really smooth it was not as heavy as I pictured a winter beer to be but it was still smooth BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2005
I respect this ale because it’s essentially what it purports to be: a good beer to drink in the "Dog Days of Winter". Coming from Minnesota, it’s been near or below zero for the past few days. I find that, like Powder Hound’s description implies, it’s warming yet not so full bodied that it saps one’s energy. Color is a mix of gold and copper. Aroma is very malty and much like strawberry Turkish Taffy. Flavor is deep, dark malty and bready with a ample amount of hops showing through as well. Linger is surprisingly bitter-hoppy. This is a great winter beer. ryrpat (372) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Solid winter ale. I like the lightness foot versus all the hes drier winter varieties. Has a bit of hopiness but great flavor for the season
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A brown clear ale with an off white head. A caramel aroma and a touch sweet. The flavor is bitter up front with caramel and some nuttiness to follow. The bitter does linger a bit. ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2008
nice mellower malty sweetness...not too apperant alchol ...very drinkable on a cool winter afternoon
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2013
From a 12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a tasting glass.
Aroma: Sweet malts, and lots of spices! There’s definitely some ginger in this.
Appearance: Translucent yellow / orange.
Taste: Very nice, full of spice and a slight citrusy kiss.
Palate: Nice body, longer-than-short finish.
Overall: Had this beer at a tasting, and more than a few people weren’t too crazy about it. I really liked it though; it has a really nice spiciness that I enjoyed a lot. MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2006
pours brown with red tilt, decent head and lacing. aroma is very interesting, sweet and tangy with the dough, nut, malt, and hops. taste is english, smooth with a nice, short bitter hops ending. Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2008
this is a nice beer. lots of malts, kinda caramely as well. poured a dark amber with a white head that was quite thick. slightly thick mouth feel as well. Fairly smooth and easy to drink. pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Light-copper colored, with a slight amount of haze and a nice frothy off-white head that lingers. Bold malty aroma with notes of spice and a floral bouquet. Medium-full bodied, average carbonation, and a lingering finish. Emphasis on sweet and malty with nice balancing hop flavor. Doesn’t finish dry, but dry and bitter enough to balance the sweetness of the malt and invite another sip. Warm and inviting beer. Unique. jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Decent beer. Floral and hop aroma. Nice grassy or earthy aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable at 7.2abv. Nicely done.