RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
King Winterbolt Winter Ale is ready! This beer is brewed in the traditional English “winter warmer” style with plenty of crystal and roasted grains yielding a complex, malty flavor profile. That sweetness is balanced by East Kent Goldings hops added during the boil, along with an American-sized dose of dryhopped Cascade and Sorachi Ace. The result is a 7% ABV brew with coffee, toffee, and roasted flavors accentuated by a citrus/spicy hop kick. Kevin Sondey, Head brewer at Catawba, describes the new beer as “sure to warm you when the snowflakes fly!”

King Winterbolt Winter Ale is available in 12-ounce cans and draught kegs. The beer is rolling out to distributors the week of 11/11. Ask for it at your favorite on-premise and off-premise establishments.

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chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2017
12 oz can from NC. Oct. 2016 date stamp. Pours with a clear but very dark reddish-brown body that is nearly opaque and topped with a semi-durable beige head. Aroma: malty Complex, more hop forward flavor. Mildly bitter. Medium+ body and medium carbonation.

thegreenrooster (4516) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sticky toffee pudding with some brown sugar sweet malt. Flavor is toffee and a nice bitterness. This was not barrel aged but I get some oak and vanilla. This was a flavorful English winter ale with a little something different with each sip.

drfabulous (8473) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2016
12 ounce can. Dark brown pour. Almost brown ale with creamy texture, caramel, toffee. A bit hoppy. Nice.

Leighton (22027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
Draft at the brewery during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear amber with a creamy cap. Tasty, with dry and toasty bread, light earthy bitterness, pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet on the finish, with more bread, earth and grains. Good stuff.

SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Had on draft at the brewpub and from a CaN . .. Brown .. Light foam .. Bark and old oatmeal burnt pieces .. Mouth is light, as is the finish .. Decent for a novice but these guys can do better .. . . Ladies and gentleman, mr Conway Twitty

ben4321 (6668) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Location: Cask at the brewery, Asheville, 1/1/15

Aroma: The aroma is on the lighter side, with some light spice and malty notes
Appearance: It pours a murky brown color, with a slight orange hue to it
Flavor: The taste is along the same lines, fairly light, with some spice and malt notes to it
Palate: The body is light, not super watery, but a little thin, with a mild overall feel
Overall Impression: This one isn’t too bad, but I just felt it was light overall on flavor. Not bad, not great. This was on the lower end for me of the Catawba beers I tried.

jhliesen (833) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Can--brown color with a medium, light brown head that lead to some lacing. Picked up caramel and toast in the aroma, also throw in some nuts. Roasted malts was most noticeable in the taste with some biscuit and little sweetness. Medium carbonation with a dry feel. Enjoyable. Appalachian Vinter.

Travlr (25764) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft. Brown color, medium brown head. Aroma of lightly spiced brownies. Taste is malty and bittersweet.

jackl (8287) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Keg @ Catawba during RBWG, Asheville. Deep amber pour with a small head. Orange peel and rich caramel. Some Christmas fruitcake. Cinnabons. Sticky rich malty character. Spices, cinnamon and some ginger. Earthy roast malt. Red fruits. A touch acidic. Full body, soft carbonation.

DiarmaidBHK (5663) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Can from Sam’s Quik shop. Pours brown with a khaki head. Looks kind of turgid in the glass. Has kind of a musty stank quality on the nose. Tastes like a fir tree. Finishes not a very pleasant experience.

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