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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Harpoon Winter Warmer is a full-bodied rich ale that uses a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg to achieve its spirited flavor. Perfect for the holidays!
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast, Flavoring (cinnamon and nutmeg).

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2004
Bottled, Cherbourg, Massachusetts. Ginger/amber colour. Large ginger and spiced aroma. Cinnamon and spiced flavours, ginger and mixed roots. Not the easiest of beers to drink but you have my assurance that it was put to the sword.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Nice spicey flavor. Yellow in color. Cinnamon and Nutmeg. Malty. Nice christmas beer.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
monkeyman (57) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Undated single bottle. Almost a drain pour, and a huge disappointment from Harpoon. Intense cloying cinnamon, destroys whatever else they were offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Not sure what to make of this. Nice orange yellow color with a white head. Interesting spice aroma, that reminds me of cola more than anything else. A combination of wintergreen, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Glad I like cola. Nice spicey flavor, and you can pick out the hops! Malty as well. Emjoyable for a Christmas beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
The beer has a smell of both cinnamon and nutmeg. The color is a middle amber. The taste is a bit muted, but the spices are very evident. The spices really make this beer as the background is a bit like a typical domestic.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1296) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Well done. Sometimes these winter brews tend to too overwhelming with flavor - almost gooey. Harpoon got it right. The cinnamon & nutmeg are right there in the aroma and taste, but not to the point that it makes you sick as you drink it. Good feel and finish all the way.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Pretty interesting; like eating cinammon toast and drinking ale... Enjoyable but I found it very thin bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (2035) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Cinamon and nutmeg spices are evident in aroma and aftertaste. This beer could make an intresting session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Very pretty amber color...nose was dominated the spices cinnamon,nutmeg maybe some cloves...Flavor was very frity hinting at cherry that was chased off the palate by the spices i was pleasantly surprised

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Medium amber color. Small head. Aroma is NUTMEG!!!!!, allspice, cinnamon and oranges. A light bodied winter warmer. Malts are fruity and sweet with a touch of orange and citrus, Hops are slightly spicy, but are sort of overwhelmed but the nutmeg and cinnamon. Despite that flaw this beer sort of works. Its a nice light flavorful and spicy winter warmer. The spiciness goes away rather quickly and you are left drinking a nice light winter beer. Its different for a winter beer, but it works. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is spicy and nutmeggy.


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