overall
67
80
style
RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Toffee brown, medium-bodied, with a creamy head and an aroma of raisins and freshly baked dark bread. Mild Winters rich caramel malt and spicy rye flavors are sure to take the bite out of whatever Old Man Winter brews up for you this year.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12oz bottle, pours a dark clear chestnut brown with off-white head. Aroma is caramel and nutty. Taste of toffee, caramel malt, light hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Clear red-brown winter brew with tons of flavor. A nice hoppy finish dominates the palate with hints of raisins, caramel, spruce and smoked malt. Head is creamy and abundant when swirled. Head holds it shape for a nice long period showing some full body and complexity. Overall a very good and drinkable winter lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours a tobacco burst with a thick foamy head that laces on down. Smells bready, some malts, toasty. Taste is pretty flat, the bread is there up front, some raisin or fig sweetness in the middle, and finishes with a very gentle hop bitterness. Not bad, but not outstanding. Definitely sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2009
toasty/roasty aroma, slight chocolate/coffee taste, very mild, I could see drinking many of these without being aware of the number

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vir4030 (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a off white head. Aroma of light roasting and alcohol. Very light flavor, like roasted water. Meh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle. A - Deep amber caramel color with an average sized, off-white creamy and foamy head. A little lacing left. S - Grainy, caramel, and toffee malt and rye mixed with a peppery spiciness. T - A lot of malty flavors that follow the nose. Taste a lot like a spiced rye bread. Has a slight zing to it with a hint of lemon and apple. Lots of spices. Moderate floral hops present as well. M - Medium to light body with decent carbonation. Crisp and fairly smooth. A little light for the flavors but not bad. D - Fairly easy to drink. Spices and rye might get a little much after a few but it goes down smooth and is a lot like drinking a bread. Notes: Pretty good beer that is very bread like and definitely is a rye beer. Spices worked quite well and really compliment the wintery feel of this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
weitz15 (569) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Light, malty aroma. Mahogony pour with a medium frothy white head. Flavor of roasted malts and very light on the hops. Light spice presence, but this would be better with more bite.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
Dark brown, good head, lots of lacing, medium body. First sip is bitter and reminds of toasted dark rye bread. While rye does not last long, bitterness does. Easy and enjoyable to drink in cold weather. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
Didnt really notice the rye. Malty, carmally, fairly weak on flavor and boring.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle: Pours dark and thin looking. A little fizzy, but no head. Nice aroma of slight coffee and spices. Taste fuller than it looks, but not a lot of flavor. So-So.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 38 39 40  41  42 43 44 » 53
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5