lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
DecemBeer. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Amber orange, an off white head. Very floral spicy aroma, bready. Taste is floral, spicy, toasty. madvike (3306) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2009
On tap at a hunting lodge in Spring Green, WI (yeah, weird, I know) - Pours amber with a cream colored head. The smell is wonderful -- light yeasty spice, flowery hops, and a light malt sweetness. Taste is very smooth, with some nice bready maltiness, a bit of hazelnut, and just a little spice. A light, dry floral bitterness evens it all out. There’s too much carbonation, but it’s pleasantly slick and a bit syrupy. Wonderful. CanIHave4Beers (4243) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Pours an orangish color with a big head lots of bubbles and plenty of good lace. The aroma is fruity and malty with nutty notes and a light malt sweetness. The flavor is more dry than sweet, a bit boozy with some light saltiness and some good noble hops. I know my rating makes it sound like crap, but I promise this is one fantastic little malty but dry lager. arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Pours amber with thin head. Aroma is a combination of malt and citrusy/Saaz-like hops. Caramel malt flavor with slight roast hints. Spicy/citrus hop flavor. Warmth. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Clear amber pour with not much of a head. Aroma of crackers, caramel, grass. Good vienna malt flavors with crisp hops. Nice full mouthfeel. Fresh and lively on the palate. Really nice lager that doesn’t fuck around with goofy spices. This beer is like an agnostic’s Christmas .
frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Caramel-tinted amber body, lightly hazed, mildly carbonated under a short but persistent ecru head. Aromas herald Old Ale leanings, but that may be due to the cellaring over unknown months. Stale caramel, sour grassiness, Chinese sweet-and-sour. Full palate, both fluffy and syrupy. Flavor finds a nice Dunkel-malt sweetness (possibly a little too sweet) finished with a lemongrass sourness. I went back and changed the palate from a 4 to a 5 since Winter Skål holds true to its intention, of which I assume to be a "winter warmer". ~~~~~~~~ Purchased at Archer Liquors, Chicago, IL... quite some time ago. drowland (9186) - Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
I’ve had this on tap at the brewpub and in the bottle elsewhere. Alright, but doesn’t stand up against other Winter selections. Reminds me of a pale ale but with extra malt to make it sweet. esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Amber with a medium quickly dissolving tan head. Aroma of toasted Vienna malt and crystal malt. Taste of caramel, toasted malt, mild fruit and spices. A nicely done Vienna that goes down pretty easy. DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2009
12 oz bottle. Very appealing pour. Deep gold to amber color, a bit hazy. Light rye bread-colored stiff head. Smell brings up pils and light crystal malt, some spice. Tasting brings up toasty malts, a hint of sweet cherry, of all things. Some phenol at the first sip, but that went away. Seems to be some wheat or rye in the malt. European hops prick my lips and tickle the middle of my tongue. Malty, but not overly sweet. A solid chunka brau indeed. vyvvy (6857) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2009
Pours clear copper / amber with a large dense beige head. The aroma has very toasty malt, light spice and a bit of must. It is very clean and a bit dry. Medium body that is a touch grainy and lush with quite a bit of carbonation. The flavor starts with nice toasty nutty lager malt and some spice. The finish has dry spices and some cracker. This was a nice enjoyable beer that I wish I could get locally.