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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
LET THE MELTDOWN BEGIN!! Be cool on Frosty nights and share a Winter Warmer with your friends. This toasty, rich, robust spiced brown ale delivers a flurry of flavors including nutmeg and ginger. It goes down smooth and only gets better with each sip. WHO KNEW WARMING UP COULD BE SO COOL!

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2.4
mephisto (1287) - TAIWAN - DEC 9, 2014
Draft at Schmidt in Columbus Ohio. Deep amber hue with beige head, it has floral aroma of spice. Caramel flavor with hint of roasted barley

2.6
thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2007
On tap at Barleys in Granville. Barely any aroma to speak of. Dark brown body with a decent head. Flavor is malty, with definite alcohol and a bad caramel flavor. Very dissapointing.

2.9
BeerFanDan17 (1107) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 8, 2012
A tasty seasonal ale with some obvious bite, warming, but still spiced. Dark red pour with a short head. Hint of pumpkin for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2007
On Tap at the Oak Room in Athens. Dark, with almost no head. Malty, hopy aroma with some evident spice. Tingly mouth feel, with obvious alcohol. Ginger is the most evident spice, along with cinnamon.

3.5
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2007
On tap at Barleys.Lots of maple and brown sugar dominate the aroma.Pours brown with red highlights and a light off white head.Lots of maple in the flavor as well.Medium mouthfeel with a sweet finish.

3.8
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2010
On tap at Elevator. Out of the 12 beers I tried, this on was my favorite. A truly nice winter warmer. Aroma was outstanding. Ginger bread and vanilla wafers. Flavor was cinnamon, gingerbread, caramel, black pepper. Sooo much going on here it was like a Christmas party in my mouth, but I loved it. Alcohol presence was pretty noticeable on this on.

3.4
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12 oz bottle. Dark red; medium smooth beige head; negligible lacing. Nondescriptly spicy nose; vegetable; pumpkin? Flavor bready malt with the same sweet spiciness and vegetable notes; medium bitter piney hop finish. Medium mouthfeel. Not a bad beer but I’d never buy this as a 6-pack.

3.3
Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Appearance was clear reddish brown with creamy beige diminishing 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice with soft caramel malts. Taste are spices upfront then hints of crystal and caramel malt middle. The finish is warming alcoholic one:( Palate was soft smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then alittle slick off balanced finish. Overall a solid effort, the finish needs to be softer in alcohol.

3.1
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
nuts, smoke, minimal head, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, a light christmas ale

3.4
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Pours a medium dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is spicy and sweet. cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Flavor is good, sweet, smooth and spicy. Notes of cinnamon and nutmeg and clove. Good.


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