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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong dark ale finished with winter spices.

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3.4
beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2015
On draught at the Newark, DE location. Arrived to the table rimmed with brown sugar and cinnamon. Damn, I hate that. I wish places would tell you when they do that. The beer is deep reddish brown with red highlights when held up against the light. It’s difficult to discern what is beer and what is the sugar and spice on the rim in terms of the aroma. Once I got a clean spot to drink from, the flavor is malt with mild vanilla and chocolate with some caramel. A touch of Christmas spicing. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.

3
raymow (1789) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
on tap at Maple Shade - it was 7% abv this year but you could really taste the alcohol. Otherwise, pretty typical winter ale with the usual cinnamon and spice flavors. The cinnamon rimmed glass was a cool touch, though.

3.7
reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
pours deep brown/black with a medium tan head...heavy lacing. aroma has light vanilla beneath spices, spruce and mild berry notes. flavor follows suit...very nice job of balancing the spices here and not going overboard. not my favorite style but this is a nice example.

3.7
ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Tap in Voorhees. Served in a glassed half-frosted at the rim with sugar and cinnamon. Deep mahogany appearance with red/amber highlights underneath. Traditional Christmas spices in the mouth -- cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger? Cherry. Nose contaminated by the glass frosting, but it’s not intrusive once I get to the oral phase. Very sweet, low bitterness, mild chocolate, mild vanilla, light licorice or anise. Medium body. Pleasant, and I appreciate the bold fruitiness.

4
closey22 (2105) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Deep cloudy brown with lasting tan head aroma is of slight cinnamon Flava is dry and roasty with some hints of spice not overly spiced or sweet finishes dry feels rich Merry Christmas

2.5
HeadyDE (875) - Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Sample draft at newark brewpub..served with a cinnamon sugar rimmed glass..negative expectations going into this one but wanted to try anyway..cant say very much positive about this.the most memorable thing about this is the odd rimming of the glass, and not in a good way..this smells and tastes like a summer sipper to me..after having some more favorful and better winter warmers recently..this offering just doesnt cut it..

3.3
Leafs93 (2343) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel. Taste is sweet and spicy. Solid.

3.4
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draught at Phoenixville BrewPub: Aroma of spices, malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Poured dark brown/very deep orange in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted around the edges. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, slight chocolate, faint molasses, slight cola, and some roasting. Medium body. Lightly dry, lightly chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, slight chocolate finish is dry.

4.3
obxdude10 (2374) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
On draft at the Phoenixville restaurant. The beer pours a dark brown color with a sizable beige head. The head leaves a nice amount of lacing around the sides of the glass. The nose is full of spices, like nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, along with some earthy and bready notes. The body is very smooth and easily drinkable. The flavors are extremely well-balanced and delicious, with seasonal spiced flavors. Iron Hill’s Winter Warmer is definitely one of the best winter seasonals I’ve tasted in a long time, maybe even ever! Very delicious!


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