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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our winter seasonal is a nod to the classic altbiers of Dusseldorf. A full, toasty malt profile is countered by generous additions of German Hops. Well balanced but assertively hopped, this complex but approachable beer is ideal for shaking off the chill of winter.

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3.2
katrinaez (2355) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2017 Not what I consider a winter warmer. Light flavor and hoppy. Nice yellow color. Palate a little sweet. Tap 2016/2017 taste is hoppy slight sweet end. Reddish amber color and clear. It is an ale, but not very warm. Maybe a 3.3 upgrade. Tap

3.3
JDBaker11058 (2427) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2015
appearance: light cola brown, one finger of tan head. aroma: toasted caramel and biscuit malts, light spice, some pine and grassy hops . taste: some caramel and toast, a bit of citrus, pine, and grass, and then a little spice (clove?). finish: clean and dry, slightly bitter. notes: An inoffensive, easy-drinking beer that has a decent amount of character without trying too hard. Felt more like a traditional pale ale than an alt. Would drink again. Bottle from Village Beer & Wine in Rockville.

3.4
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a ruby copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light sweet malts, spices. Light crisp notes, with some floral and citrus hop notes to finish this one out. Pretty easy to drink.

3.8
dlovell2 (2381) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Pours bright copper color with a cream colored head. Toasted malt aroma with pine hops. Flavor is toasted malt with caramel followed by herbal and pine hops. Very nice malty brew.

2.3
solidfunk (9734) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Maroon pour. Some malt and some caramel. Light sweet malt finish. Ok but not huge altbier complex. Doesn’t come together super well. Some citrus and booze Tap at Jackpot.

3.3
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle from Chevy Chase Supermarket. Hazy caramel body with thin head. Nose is sweet, spicy, funky. Taste is malts, caramel, some hops and citrus and good stuff. Nicely done.

3.7
bytemesis (9510) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Tap. Pours clear hazel, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is very light, roasty, citrus, orange, caramel, nutty. Flavor is about the same, medium sweet, medium bitter, zesty, citrus, dark breads. Medium body. Solid beer.

3.1
smith4498 (3697) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Pours hazy medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of caramel and toffee with some bread. Similar flavors with a strange aftertaste. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.6
Maxbier (1000) - Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2015
Dark copper color with tan head. Aroma is characteristically malty. Flavor is sweet caramel Altbier malt with some pine hop balance. Less heavy on the malt than most altbiers. Enjoyed it.

2.9
bkurtz (1149) - LITHUANIA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear copper with an head with large bubbles. Aromas of caramel and nuts. Sweet malt taste, somewhat astringent aftertaste. Average at best.


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