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RATINGS: 521   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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wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2008
On tap at the Clybourn location. Red Carmal color. Medium white head, minimal lacing. Hints of carmal. Dry finish, mild bitterness. Overall a mild rye. This one was just ok for me, but its always an honor to be able to try a new release at the brewery.

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dwaggs2 (1298) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours a darker amber color with a little white head. Nothing to special. Smells of malts and maybe a hint of fruits. Very smooth on the palate. Goes down very easy. A good drinkable enjoyable beer.

3
wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Pours a clear medium brown in color with an insignificant large bead off white head. Aroma of caramel, maple and hop spiceiness. Taste of toasted semi-sweet malt, buttery caramel and maple along with mild hop spice and rye. Pretty decent effort for most, but would have expected better from Goose.

3
MOboy (510) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Thick, off white foam floating above a crystal clear, copper red liquid with a steady stream of bubbles. Aroma of malt, rye bread. Spicey, rye flavor with a creamy mouthfeel full of malt. Hops balance this beer nicely but cannot make up for the lack of personality. A good beer but not very memorable.

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Immiz182 (17) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Had it in a 12 oz bottle at the Goose Island brewpub. A decent beer but not one that I would go back for more.

3
jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Bottle. Dark, clear reddish-brown body. One finger of off-white head, quickly diminishing. Aroma of caramel, rye and spice (ginger and a hint of cinammon), nuts and toast. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. The finish is lightly to moderately bitter and lightly to moderately sweet. Aftertaste of rye and tea with a touch of caramel. Medium body with a slightly syrupy texture. Lively carbonation. OK, though the sweetness rather than the rye jumps out front. One was enough.

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Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours an amber color with a red tinge and a very thin wispy white head. Light aroma of caramel malt and rye. First flavor I got was a spicy noble hops taste, moving into a light rye and biscuit malt flavor. The flavor as a whole is pretty light. Overall I wasn’t too impressed with the beer when compared to other stuff of theirs but it was still a very drinkable beer.

3
mybrainhurts (400) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Grainy, toasted malts, and sweet toffee aroma. Caramel malty sweet, spice and grains, buttered biscuits, all for flavors. Somewhat chewy mouthfeel. Not real complex but ok.

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Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Dark red-brown pour with an off white head. Faint aroma of pale malts. Flavor of caramel, some roasted malts and spices.

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jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
Didn’t really notice the rye. Malty, carmally, fairly weak on flavor and boring.


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