TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Well done strong ale, with lots of good malt and hop character. Brewed with ringwood yeast, giving the beer that distinct earthiness, and buttery notes of diacetal, that is appropriate in British beer styles. Wizzard Winter Ale pours to a beautiful, bright, deep amber color, with a thick and creamy white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose s excellent, with good aromas of pale and caramel malt, paried with some earthy yeast aroma, and some grassy hop aroma. The palate is firm with good pale and stewed malt flavor, paired with hints of butter, and some earthy yeast flavor. The Wizzard finishes with more good malt and yeast flavor up front, then ends with a nice punch of grassy hop bitterness that lingers. A hearty and tasty winter brew, this beer would work well with soups and stews, and makes a good after work drink. xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2003
a nice winter beer, without all the spiciness of most winter brews. malty, creamy and yummy. beerlord (217) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Beautiful deep copper color with a thick white head. MAlty arom with a touch of hops. Toasted malt and carmel come through before the hop bittereness kicks in, Very complex medium mouth feel beer. One of the best "Winter" ales out there. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2002
Very generous head, subtle fruitiness, well-rounded flavor. Very easy to drink, you might forget it’s a ’strong ale.’ Crisp finish. 1more4dessert (336) - Upstate, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2003
very nice and true to style, dark amber, resembles Young's Special London Ale. Excellent balance, crisp. Lots of Fuggles and Goldings? Alcohol just faintly emerges. Glad I bought a sixpack
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a light amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Stringy lace.
The aroma had some caramel/toffee malt combining with some leather to earthiness. Pleasant ginger and then some woodiness.
The flavor keeps the sweet malty tones forward and allows the ginger to come out as it warms. Faint malty to woody aftertaste. Sly wet malty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. ABV feels good. Carbonation felt fine. Nice smoothness flowing over my tongue.
Overall, nice English strong ale that I would have again and a good style to have in Winter. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2001
Clear deep brown, nice beige head, and lots of lace. Sweet fruity nose and Ringwood yeast is quite noticeable, malts also right there. Start sweet, middle creamy fresh, and a quite pleasant bitter almost dry finish. Thanks Venom Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Cask at Mahars. Nice little bit of a bitter hoppiness, some what orange-rind in a good way. Aroma is not overbearing from the cask, but that’s typical of a cask beer. Goodgrief (2028) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2008
April 2006 - Cider brown pour with decent head and nice lacing. Alcohol nose. Rich full, beer, caramel, a touch of perfumey honey with a bitter finish. Well done. Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2003
Big sweet fruity nose. Deep orange-copper hue. Nice foamy beige head. Lightly fruity, butterscotch, light dustiness, creamy body, finihses very smooth, light bitterness. Quite drinkable, great session brew. With warmth this beer grows oh so seductive. Magically delicious, oh yes.