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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Winter Ale is a hearty, robust amber ale. We use pale, Vienna, crystal and chocolate malts to create a balanced character of malt and hops with just the right amount of spice to warm you up during the colder months.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Dark auburn body with dense tan head. Malt heavy aroma that has hints of caramel and dough. Nutty malt taste spiked with winter spices.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (1440) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Kind of a boring Amber ale that is middle of the rode. Not too winter like for me but Ill drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (2276) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours amber with a fluffy beige head that quickly died down. Aroma is caramel, toast and bread. Taste is sweet with a trace of hops. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark copper, clear with a small white head and a bit of a spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel combined with some earthy notes. Taste is sweet, malts and caramel notes are predominant, slightly bitter and slightly boozy. Actually not bad pleasantly surprised.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (5670) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Comes out of tap bubbly caramel brown with a thick buff head. Malty aroma has a note of cinnamon and a hint of hops. Crisp, malty flavor echoes the cinnamon of the aroma and the hoppy hint. Texture is so-so, but it goes down well. A good way to welcome winter and the new solar year.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Draft. Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with roasted malt notes. Flavor has some booziness up front. Slight touch of bitterness in the finish

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Very clear dark amber. Smooth initial flavor with sharp bitter aftertaste. Light lingering foam

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
billtheman (86) - milford, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2014
The aroma and appearance are pleasing, not an overwhelming chocolate taste, just enough so you know its there. Leaves a good after taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jflopsu (1554) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a light amber. Has a fruity malt and winter spice aroma. A light body beer with flavors of caramel, fruity malts, cinnamon, and nutmeg

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (5414) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/17/2012. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, plum, fig, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light amount of herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, light chocolate, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English amber ale, more of a winter warmer in my opinion. All around good robustness and balance of dark/bready malt, fruit yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.


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