jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2002
Nice crystal clear copper color. Smells of nutmeg, ginger and a hint of cinnamon. Very spicey taste with nutmeg and cinnamon dominating, not enough malt presence. Very thin head and body. The spices are a little much but overall a very tasty holiday brew. Uglyradio (790) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is mostly nutmeg and cinnamon with a slight malt aroma present. Spicy flavor of nutmeg and cinnamon that is in good balance with the hops and malts. The spices do dominate, but are not too much. vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Has a slightly cloudy amber color and smells like a ginger bread. The smell continues into the taste and finishes with moderate bitterness. Overall not too bad as the taste is not too strong of spice. It is a good fall/winter beer. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2002
The best part about this beer is the aroma. That is mostly due to the fact that I like cinnamon and nutmeg. However, the taste of these spices and beer should not mix together quite so strongly. An interesting beer to try once, but there are better beers out there. ravidesai (979) - Bombay, INDIA - NOV 26, 2002
2002 batch.very heavily spiced beer. nutmeg flavor is very distinct.
gingerbnread in a bottle.
SeanHolland99 (5) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2002 does not count
Love this beer! Can't get enough of it! I know that spiced beers turn off a lot of craft brew purists but, this is a very smooth brew with a delightful cinnimon sensation to it. I offer it to my patrons as "Christmas in a glass!" This is a truly great beer to warm you through the winter months though, I recomend finding it on tap in order to fully appreciate it. hopscotch (11422) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2004 I just tried the 2002. Just as good as last year’s batch.
This beer rocks. The commercial description and descriptions of other members will have to suffice as I did not take notes while getting ripped on this stuff at a friend’s house last November, 2001. However, the aroma and flavor are divine. This Winter Warmer will not disappoint. Happy Holidays. ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2002
On a snowy New England night this would be great.... thats how the story goes, but I was in New England and I risked my life driving through a strom to get to the bar, but the beer just didnt hold up its end. The aroma was like ginger bread sprinkled with cinnamon and the first couple sips were great, but the sweetness is just too much and by the end I had a hard time finishing it. Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Definite spice in this one. Has a nose on it like a cinnamon candy. Bright coloring, and a nutmeg aftertaste. The overall taste is a little disappointing after the aroma, but an overall good beer. My favorite from Harpoon. bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2002
This was a great beer. My first sniff made me realize this was going to be good. The aroma I can't really describe...all in a few sniffs I was thinking of apple pie with cinnamon and eggnog with nutmeg. This is one of the better 'winter' type beers I've had. Really is great for the season.