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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Series   ABV: -
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Indulge in our heady scotch ale. This "Winter Warmer" is a celebration of roasted toffee notes wrapped in rich tawny tones and toasty palate. Two months in the making insures an incredible silky finish. Scottish folklore tells that the first person to step over your threshold brings with them luck for the New Year. Simple gifts of coal for warmth, salt for prosperity and ale for joy symbolize the bearer’s wishes.

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3.7
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
pours a golden light honey brown thin white head nose is clove and bubblegum maybe bananas dry to the taste good beer thanks madbeerbaron

3.7
wchesser (2140) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Deep caramel color. Caramel malts and some smoke on the nose. Malty, but balanced and full bodied. I prefer my winter warmers drier, but the sweetness works here. Smoke is very subtle but a nice touch.

3.7
notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle - it’s a strange time of year to be drinking this, but I love a good scotch ale and I love New Glarus, so... - hazy reddish pour - nose actually smells fairly oaky, with strong notes of vanilla and toasted coconut - there are the requisite notes of peat and light smoke, but also some tropical character - overall interesting aroma - nice, frothy carbonation in the mouth - flavor is much like the aroma - strong earthiness and light smoke - vanilla and toasted coconut - light tropical flavors - finish is medium dry, with light touches of peat - interesting and enjoyable beer, but not really a scotch ale.

3.7
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Pours to a hazy glowing amber mahogany body wih a crea, y whitish head. Aroma is heavy with banana and yeasts. Some toffee. The flavor is extremely yeasty. Banana and sweet crackers like a graham cracker. Medium bodied with a thick velvety texture. Significant carbonation.

3.7
Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pour is reddish brown with a large bubbly head. Aroma is toffee, roasted malts, caramel and slight booze. Flavor is well balanced - toffee, caramel, light fruit, spice, subtle hop finish. Aftertaste is slight scotch and peat. Dry, high carbonation.

3.7
markducommun (1224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Sweet toffee nose, some nuttiness. Orange-gold with a small tan head. Initial taste is like the nose, sweet caramel, but followed by a pleasant banana yeastiness and some sourness. Very present alcohol, some acidic bite. Quite heavy mouthfeel. Has aspects that alone might be undesirable but together balance each other very well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
charule (2297) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle from NG. Poured slight hazy dark amber orange with thinning beige head. Aroma if pear apple caramel spice. Med carb and bod. Sweet dark fruit clove pear taste.

3.7
gregwilsonstl (2661) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Oh my. Delicious. Strong toffee. Buttered toast. Dark orange. Smooth. Thanks Erin, great Bday gift. Peppery.

3.6
madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle - Pours lightly rosy amber with a big foamy white head. Toasted bready malt on the nose, with a bit of toffee sweetness and a touch of peat. Smooth, well-balanced taste, with the same bready maltiness, subdued caramel sweetness, some fruitiness (the grapes from canned tropical fruit?) and just a bit of boozy warmth on the finish. The finish is pretty bitter malty too, and lasts a long time in the mouth. Thinner than I expected, but smooth and with just the right amount of carbonation. Solid, and a much more season-appropriate beer than the Sam Adams Spring mix pack I saw--on January 4th--in the cooler.

3.6
OnWisconsin (140) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Poured I to a tulip a clear dark golden or pumpkin color with a nice 1+ white finger head. Aroma was of green apples/cider up front followed by some burnt toffee and finishing with a ton of spice. Taste followes the nose with sweetness and apple followed by a sour and bitter maltiness and finishing with spices I can’t pick out (some cinnamon for sure). There is a lot going on and a bit difficult to pick it all out. Mouthfeel is medium and pretty smooth. Feel like this should have about a 7% abv but can’t detect much until it warms to about 55 degrees due to all this sweet spicy maltiness going on.


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