Clipper City Reserve Winter Ale

RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (15759) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2010
One of my favorite winters. Pours dark with a soda like head. Very sweet aroma of nuts, barley and floral hops. Taste is similar. Rated 7/10/2000

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Clipper City Reserve Winter Ale--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Bottle conditioned. Clear copper amber color. Light malt and hop spicy floral front. Smooth malty lightly spiced body with Celebration flavor. Finishes lightly sweet with balanced hop flavor. Sampled 2/10/2000.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
epf33 (227) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2008
i don’t know if they meant this was THEIR version of a clipper city winter or what... Hard Times Cafe in Fairfax, VA called this one beer the Clipper City Winter Ale... i would not drink it again...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Pours brown with a sparse head. Smells of earthy malt and pepper. Tastes bitter with some hint of watery caramel on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darsan (15) - South Central, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2005
bottle cellared since 2000. poured hazey amber with big creamy slight brown head. super sweet slightly fruity smell. sweet malt flavor with carmel, lighty hoped and warm alc.finish. nice and creamy. maybey a little thin. I love this one. wish I had a case of this vintage

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10945) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
This beer rocks! Crystal clear, copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention; good lacing. The nose is of caramel, toffee and Winter spices. The flavor starts off sweet, but is balanced nicely by a generous hop addition. Notes of toffee and buttermilk. Also, something leathery. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, clean, dry finish. World class Winter warmer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
CLear amber body with a smallish white head. Very nice sweet caramel malt and grapefruit aroma. Flavor is slightly sour with medium bitterness. The flavor does not stand up to the expectations of the aroma. Medium body with a slight puckering sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6318) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Poured a copper color with a small white head and nice lacing. Hops, and tropical fruit aroma. Smooth, citrusy, grapefruit taste with a rather quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Nice aroma. Large tan head. Malty aroma. Flavor a little bit of a letdown after the aroma. Spicey flavor with lovely finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (6003) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2003
2002 Batch:
Brilliant copper colour with ruby highlights when held up to a light and a perfect head--2 centimetres tall, VERY small bubbles and a great tan colour, leaving a great lacing on the glass. Smells of hops, sweet spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, anise), caramel and a healthy dose of malt. Full-bodied; Strong flavour consisting of alcohol, malt, hops and a fair amount of the spices detected in the nose. Aftertaste consists of bittering malt, decently strong hops and a taste of the alcohol. A pretty good beer for the style, but not perfect. The flavour in the taste and aftertaste is sub-par, but the appearance and aroma are spot-on! If you are looking for a good beer to try in the autumn/winter, and live in the Mid-Atlantic Region, definately pick this one up! I bought this 12 ounce beer at Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia and sampled it on 3-September-2003.

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