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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by the long, cold and seemingly endless Canadian winter, our 6.2% alcohol Winter Ale is a true winter warmer. Handcrafted with specialty hops and malts, combined with generous amounts of cinnamon, honey, ginger and orange peel, this unique beer is brimming with flavour.

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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hstreet (71) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Great color, great head, great carbonation, Lotsa spice something you would expect around the holidays. A great addition to the fridge during the X-mas season!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (1433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2017
650ml bottle. Hazy copper with a foamy beige head. Flavors are toasted cereals, honey, toffee, citrus and ginger with spicy notes. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, sticky texture.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 10, 2016
10-Dec-16 (750-ml corked-and-caged bottle)
While removing the cork, it was clear the cork was too loosely fitting and had no back pressure pushing it out. Nearly totally flat. It pours a hazy, medium-brown body with just some large bubbles, but its not carbonation. The nose is very malty like a Brown Ale, a little sweet, and spicy, with spice aromas of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. On the palate, the mildly sweet, caramely malts are very toasty but not to the point of being roasty. The sweet, baking spices become more prominent after the entry. Its medium-full in weight, and as noted, carbonation is just about nil, which makes the sweetness linger without a counterpoint. Overall, this is a pretty tasty beer for the winter season, but man, if only it were carbonated. A touch more bitterness would also help a lot to balance the building sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (831) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours a very large creamy, beige looking head. Has a dark amber/brown colour, very rusty look. Good balance of malts and hops aromas. Some yeast is noticeable and a hint of vanilla. Pretty good lacing. Mouthfeel is slightly watery but a bit creamy at first. Flavours are somewhat bitter with some spices. Faint hops, much more malty taste. Some roasted coffee notes, a hint of caramel. Obtained as a stocking stuffer. How great is that?! :)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (383) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2016
750ml bottle, pours dark amber with a light tanned head. Aromas of malts and spices. Tastes of roasted nuts and a mild sweet eat caramel with a medium body. A great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
QcBeer (158) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Arome dpice et de caramel. Couleur ambr avec de minuscules particules de lies, une mousse fine collant au verre. Got de miel gingembre et de malt caramelis! Un arrire got qui ne perdure pas trop longtemps dans des notes lgrement pics et mielleux!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (1319) - rhus, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2015
0.75 bottle. Clear, brown color and a small, off-white head. Aroma of malts, spices, a tad of licorice, some nuts, and delicate hints of alcohol. Sweet taste of spices, malts, caramel, and cinnamon. Medium body, slick texture, and average carbonation. Finish is even spicier, really Christmas-y. Overall a mediocre beer, nothing unexpected given the usual quality of spiced, Christmas brews.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (46060) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Great Lakes Brewing Winter Ale ].
Clear medium to dark orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, spices, dusty, big time cinnamon, ginger, light roasted. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, spiy, dusty, cinnamon, ginger, honey sweet ! Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150513]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (2036) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Cobriza oscura, con dos dedos de espuma beige. Notas de canela en el aroma, junto con piel de naranja y malta. Sabor especiado, mucha canela y algo de clavo, dentro de un predominante tono dulce de malta tostada y caramelo. Cuerpo medio y carbonatacin moderada. Bien balanceada con un final ms amargo. Ligera.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (2007) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2015
Kobbe klar skum hvid rhvid Anis larkis ingefr appelsin kanel honning Bitter lidt sd meget Tr livlig @f1

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twistedtxb (89) - - MAR 7, 2015
Bouteille de 750 ml. Belle couleur sirop drable. Arme caramel tout juste assez bien dose. En bouche cest cannelle pice, ensuite mielleuse avec une belle finale sche. Belle dcouverte!


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