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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bricks (1150) - Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Nice honey brown appearance. A bit flat. Very smooth, citrusy, aftertaste of bitter orange peel. Overall subdued, not bad.


3.7
gripweed57 (2865) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2017
On tap at Alchemist & Barrister in Princeton, NJ. Hazy, copper brown color. Very little head. Earthy toasted malt nose. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor. Notes of cocoa and citrus. Slightly sticky, chewy mouthfeel. Spicy hop finish. Hints of cardamom and white pepper.

3.5
BillKismet (4138) - 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 (4599) - 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 (3667) - 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 (1238) - 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 (583) - 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 (2247) - 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 (2351) - 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 (8476) - 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 (2291) - 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.


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