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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich and malty, slightly sweet Winter Ale. Skillful use of brown sugar, honey, and six malts contribute to complex, warming character of this brew. Available October through March.

Bitterness Units: 32
ABV: 6.0%
Date of Introduction: Winter of 1995
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Crystal, Chocolate, Caramel and Black
Hops: Nugget and Mt. Hood

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (5934) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a dark brown/almost dark golden colored body with a small white head that lasts just a couple seconds. Spotty lacing running down the sides of the glass. The smell has some mild roasted malts along with some nuts. The taste is slightly sweet through the roasted malts. The palate is light and sessionable with a mild nutty aftertaste and finish. Overall, this is good for the style, and awesome to me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
12oz into a glass. Pours a rich and full amber red dark fire beauty. Head is full, subsides nicely to 1cm and leaves lacing. Aroma is of spice, nutmeg, orange spice, melon, herbal concentrate, slight pepper, fig newton and dried plum. Taste is dried plain fruit, not juciy, just dried out. Plum, figs, dates, rasins, brown sugar. tart resonating freshenss, full bodied on a winters day. Sips nicely in front of the fire, solid full bodied brew, mothfell is plentifual and full, satisfiying and enyoyable. Nice winter brew/

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours Amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of molasses and flavor of brown sugar. Very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2/1/2010. From bottle. Dark amber color with a tan head. Malty caramel aromas with spices. Sweet flavors with caramel mostly.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Amber colored beer with a fluffy tan head. Strong caramel and malty flavors with a molasses finish. Probably could have used more of a spiced note. OK beer but nothing Id recommend.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Murky brown with small offwhite head. Sweet malt, with caramel and chocolate. Mild and plain.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (2972) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber color with small beige foamy head that dissipates quickly, caramel like aroma, fizzy, slightly sweet taste with a hint of roasted malt, abrupt finish. A bit flat and weak at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours a hazy caramel brown with a light head. Aroma of cocoa with a floral note. Taste is lightly sweet caramel to start followed by a stiff bitterness that outlasts the mild sweetness to cleanse the palate. All that remains is a smoky cocoa and a mild tartness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (4334) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Pour is a murky brown with a average tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, brown sugar and molasses. Flavor is a nice brown sugar and sweet molasses heavy malts. Finish has and almost cola like flavor. This could have used a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to really bring this home. Still this is a malt heavy winter warmer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Muddy brown pour, thin white head. Malty aroma. Flavor is also a bit muddy, dark malt flavors, a bit of hop at the finish with some sourness. So-so.


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