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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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This unique barley wine has a creamy head and is brown in color, with a bouquet of ripe fruit and a toasty malt aroma. Its alcohol content is 9.2% which contributes to the beer's warming after taste.

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heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Called Santa’s Little Helper, Winter Warming. The body was hazy dark copper wit a yellowish khaki head. The aroma was cinnamon and clove. There was also a woody note. The taste was lightly sweet with some wood and a piney, waxy character.

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hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Served too cold in a 5oz pilsner sample glass, but the bartender provided me a snifter on request.

Light hoppy aroma with some brapefruit and piney notes. Malt is prominent with some caramel and dried fruit. Perhaps I let it warm to long, but the aroma seemed just a little too subtle, even in the snifter. Dark, amber brown in color with a thin, but lasting head. Sweet caramel, bready flavor with some raisins and molasses and a light pine hop bitterness in the sweet, malty finish. Full bodied and creamy with soft carbination. Shows potential, just needs a little more umph compared to some other barleywines. It was my favorite (suprise) beer of the six I tried.


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