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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our "winter warmer" ale, brewed with copious helpings of English malts and US and English hops, a ruddy hued "Imperial ESB" in style. Full malty flavors dancing with powerful hop aromas and a lingering, firm hop bitterness. Seasonally available from mid October to February.

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Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Courtesy of Pailhead. Pours transparent amber with no head. Aroma and flavor very muted. Oxidized hops with almost no malt backbone. Some faint sugar from the malt and that’s it. Gat the feel this is old and musty, hasn’t aged well.

3.2
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pours a gold to amber color with not much head. The aroma is overpowering, with a very fruity scent. Sweet, with a lot of hops evident in the taste.

3.2
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Brown/copper, decent lacing. Nose is rich malt, dark fruits, a good amount of hop. Flavor is malt, very little sweetness. More bitter than expected. A bit like what I imagine Southern TIer’s Old Man Winter would be like if they mashed wayyyyyyy too low.

3.2
KUEric (977) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2006
A beautiful pour. A little bit too malty. Usualy a beer seems to get hoppier as it warms, this one somehow seemed to get maltier as it warmed. Maple syrup, brown sugar, and some overall lackluster flavors. i wasn’t impressed with this brew. A nice deep orange-brown color with a fluffy white head that goes away pretty quickly.

3.2
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2007
12 oz bottle VIA trade (thanks to whoever sent this). Pours a clear reddish brown with an averge sized beige head. Nose is floral with a bit of lemon. Taste starts sweet, then some toasted grainiess, and finishes with a lot of grassy and floral hops, with some pininess as well. Aftertaste is both sweet and bitter, with some soapiness, and a bit of astringancy. Body is medium, almost syrupy due to the resiness hops and heavy maltiness, and the carbonation is medium. Alcohol is pretty evident for only 7.3%.

3.2
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Bottle- aroma a little weak, dark brown color. nutty flavor, some pnw hops up front and in the finish. Pretty good flavor, but not something I would get into again. Brutal bitter is a far better example of the style.

3.2
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Filtered golden body with no head. The aroma is very malty with lemons and orange aroma from the hops. The flavor is also very malted.

3.2
jb (3413) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Red color, little head, mottled look on top of the beer. Spicy nose, slightly fruity, but underwhelming. Decent palate, rich, malty, hoppy. Wonder why this one is a winter seasonal? And how does this company hide the booze so well in all their offerings? And how much does the catchy naming + art help me appreciate this?

3.2
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Yellow-beige head w/ light lacing. Hoppy aroma with tea and grass. Pours a dark honey color. Flat hoppy flavor with clinging palate, not very smooth. Tea aftertaste. Not the best I’ve had from Clipper.

3.2
AcctError43480 (235) - Columbus, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours amber with off white head. Aroma is malty with a touch of hop. Flavor is sweet with slight hop bitterness and bitter finish.


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