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RATINGS: 529   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 Winter’s 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.

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3.4
DuffMan (10433) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
@ the Goose Island in O’Hare Airport, Concourse C. Medium-dark brown, thin light tan head. Sweet, lightly spicy, bready dark malts with a medium bitterness in the finish. Sessionable, tsty.

3.5
alexsdad06 (10424) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2009
12 oz. bottle shared by shigadeyo. Pours brown with reddish highlights and a small off white head. The aroma has light spices and mild hoppiness over top of a caramel malt base/ The flavor is a combination of caramel, rye, mild spices, and a general fruitiness. The finish is slightly dry and biscuity. A decent brew, not one of there best.

3.4
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
2011-04-17. Crisp brown body with a modest aroma, bready, pleasantly grainy aroma. 6+ Flavour is similar, sweet malt base, grainy accents, light bitterness. 6+ Average bodied palate. Enjoyable. Bottle shared by Radek

3.3
gnoff (10355) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 First rating
Draught at the "Tribeca Tap Room", Greenwitch st NYC, on January 28, 2012
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty scent, some roasted notes. Sweet, roasted, cream, minty fresh taste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
I’d drink it again, it is very nice!
7/4/8/3/14=3.6

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Draught at Abraxas, Miami Beach, on December 2, 2012.
Clear brown color, tan head. Fruity, sweet, malty taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Sweet malty scent.
6/4/7/3/13=3.3

3.4
olio (10274) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
355 ml bottle.
Originally rated on 20101220.
Pours amber color with a medium head. Aroma of fruits, grain, coffee, some yeast notes and malts. Flavor of caramel, faint chocolate and coffee, hops, resin and grainy malts.

3.7
phaleslu (10264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2010 Sample poured from a bottle at Cincy Beerfest. Pours an unusual orange-brown color with some cloudiness and a small tan head that doesn’t last long. I didn’t realize this was a rye beer until looking it up later but definitely picked up on that in the nose, with notes of caramel malts and other spices. Flavor also has a lot of rye, with notes of toast, earthy hops, caramel malts, nutmeg, and pepper. Medium bodied, with active carbonation and a sharp bite from that and the spices. Dry, spicy finish. Interesting beer, not at all what I expected. RE-RATE: Had at The Royale on a Tuesday night beer showcase, 11/30/10. This has a smooth, rich, nutty aroma and flavor that didn’t hit me as hard the first time I tried it. I really enjoyed it this time around, though. Not a whole lot of other notes to add except that this is a really nice sessionable beer, even if the ABV is well out of true "mild" range.

3.2
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
It’s hazy, dark, red amber with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt and light fruit – soft and mild. The flavor has a moderate sweetness and notes of malt, light spice and light fruit. It’s mild and easy to drink.

3.3
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
12oz bottle, bottled 11/16/2011. Clear brown color, light tan head leaving some lace. An interesting aroma. Very roasty, like dried herbs. My mom sampled some and said tea leaves or tobacco, I can see that. Nice sweet malty caramel / maple syrup / sweet tea taste. Pretty decent and drinkable winter ale. Interesting roasty taste. Some chocolate aroma. Decent (lighter) dark / ripe fruit aftertaste.

3.6
onceblind (9664) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Hazy dark deep ruby brown, with a small light khaki head. Nose of earthy toffee, syrupy malt grains, raisin, and a little brown sugar. Flavor was nice and dark with a light spicy bitterness not unlike nutmeg and mulling spices, but it doesn’t taste like a winter warmer in that way...just a mild bitterness akin to it. Most of the flavor is dominated by a syrupy dark malt sweetness, with some rye bread, molasses, earthy toffee, and a hint of raisin.

3.4
arminjewell (9664) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish pour with white head, aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, hints of slight nuts, hints of spice, earth, slight chocolate powder. Taste is a nice mix of slight cardboard, chocolate, hints of vanilla, toffee, hints of rye, finishing fairly bitter, rye in there, slightly dry.


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