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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
THOUGHTS: Nice crisp beer. Lots of malt nicely balanced by the hops. Dark copper like a dirty penny Not really the best style for winter. It was more transitional to me. Like Summer into Fall or Winter into Spring. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, dark copper with an average, creamy, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel, biscuit, toasted and nutty malts; light floral, perfumy and spicy hops; and some fruitiness. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was toasted malts, hints of caramel, sharp herbal and earthy hops, floral and perfumy hops, a little biscuit, a little fruit, and yeast bread. The medium body was sort of creamy then dry with very tingly carbonation and a metallic finish.


3.5
BillKismet (4064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Rich amber body with a nice caramel, creamy head. Enjoyable malty aroma with slightly woody notes. The body is malty, well balanced and with the characteristic altbier undercurrent of aged woodiness. Easy drinking.

3.6
jsquire (4490) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Amber color with a sticky khaki colored head. Light nose. Sweet caramel and brown sugar, with some ripe fruit, bread crust, and yeast. Nice clean alt.

3.4
hershiser2 (3245) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
2.29 bottle from total wine. Pours Amber-brown with w large beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, grass, cola. Taste is caramel, bitter grasses, toast, slightly sweet buried dark fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2016
From a bottle. A bit harsh hop bite, caramel malt behind. Hop flavor lingers. Lighter palate.

3.3
OnTheTrail (508) - Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Pours hazy copper, minimal head. Toasty malty aroma. Taste is malty, subtly bitter hops, earthy, spicy. Drinkable, but nothing special.

3.2
katrinaez (2019) - 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 (2206) - 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 (8069) - Alexandria, 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 (2140) - 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 (8964) - 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.


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