RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A pleasingly warming beer with it’s amber hue showing off it’s rich malt heritage. Mildly bittered with a smooth hop flavor complementing the malt. Winter Skal makes a person welcome the onslaught of the cold. Available November through January.
2014 vintage - 5.8% abv

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anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some spicy hints in the aftertaste.

omhper (25808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2003 Bottled. Amber coloured with creamy head. Roasty and malty with clean mouthfeel and grassy bitter finish. Good to see a Swedish word on an American label...

Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
Burnished amber colour. No head. Caramel, slight toast in the aroma. Clean, toasty flavour with slight woody note and background caramel. Straightforward stuff.

bhensonb (15843) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Pours dark copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma is dark roast caramel with some non-descript hop. Medum plus body with decent carbonation. Flavor is malty and mildly hoppy. Not a spicey xmas thing, but a tasty drink. Heavy despite the low abv.

Ratman197 (15452) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, bread and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, carmel and light earthiness with a smooth lingering malty finish.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Clear amber body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, berry fruity, light toffee. Taste is pretty sweet, berry fruity, some caramel, light toffee and earthy. Medium palate.

Drake (14106) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s Brookfield, 11/8/16. Slightly hazy amber, thin fizzy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of biscuity malt, toffee, floral and herbal hops. The taste is toasted malt, caramel, citrus, earthy and herbal hops. Hints of raisin. Medium bodied, crisp, moderate carbonation, mild lingering bitterness. Solid.

crossovert (14006) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
12 oz twist off bottle.

It pours an amber/orange, like an oktoberfest.

The smell is clean with a big grainy smell. There is a hint of diacetyl in the smell, it smells buttery.

The taste is very basic, the diacetyl is still there though. It is basic and grainy.

This beer is about as basic as it gets, with little flavor. Like a watered down butterier oktoberfest beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 11-01-2010 22:45:01

bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma of fresh cut grass, florals, caramel, and light toastiness. Flavor of sweet caramel malt and mild hops. Easy drinker and probably the best Vienna I have sampled.

hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel and toasted malts. Tastes of toffee, toasted malts, nuts, and some bread. I was expecting something heavier and darker for a winter beer but this wasn’t bad.

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