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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Warm up the long, cold nights of winter with Rahrs latest seasonal offering. Wonderfully robust, rich and full-bodied, Rahrs Winter Warmer is crated in the fine British tradition of holiday ales. Perfect for either holiday gatherings or quiet evenings at home.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
Bottle, courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a clear brown color with burgundy highlights and a medium, beige color. Aroma of caramel and chocolate with mild alcohol. The flavor has a rich presence of malt with nuts, caramel and chocolate. Its sweet but just enough. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. A pleasant beer to sip on a cold october evening.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/25/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear dark brown, wispy beige head, drops of lace, dark caramel malt aroma with stare earthy hops, rich caramel and chocolate flavor balanced with spicy hops, light lingering bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2007
This one reminds me alot of the Trader Joes Winter beer. Light in color, body and mouthfeel with not a whole lot going on. Wouldve liked to have seen alot more body and spice character. With the previous in mind, this still does exhibit some decent malt character with notes of caramel, dates and candied fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (3621) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Pours a nice ruby red color. The second one with a really nice color tonight. Almost no head. This reminds me more of a scotch ale. Malt, yeast, bread, wheat aromas. Smooth with a slightly unpleasant metallic taste on the finish. Cant make out many more distinguishing characteristics in the flavors. Full bodied. Slight cola, caramel flavors towards the end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle from Buzz11eye. Dark brown/ amber colr with small lacing type head. Roasted milky aroma. Flavor of brown sugar, maple,malt, and light roasted notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Dark brown, white creamy head. Nose held soft notes of toasted toffee and dark fruits, with lesser notes of spiced roasted marsmallow. Dark fruity malt flavors and hints of coffee and caramel lead the way from start to finish. Jjust a touch of balanced hop bitterness in the end, but the malt still wins out. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty finish. Nicely done...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2400) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Cornfield. Thanks Carl!. Nice sweet aroma that portends of good things to come. Hint of high alcohol, in the nose but it is mostly hidden. Mostly opaque, very dark reddish brown with a thin off white ring. Not much lace. There wasnt much of a sound when I popped the cap, so I was leary of flatness. However, if I wasnt thinking that I wouldnt have noticed that it may be a little less carbonated than average. Nice, fairly well balanced flavor. Not much in the way of hops but the roasted malts and higher alcohol work well. A tasty brew. Not spectacular but no glaring flaws.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye: Pours a transparent dark copper with a thin ring of spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly toasted British malt and some mild earthy piny hops. Body starts fairly full and malty sweet with some mild butterscotch and toffee complexity. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 25, 2007
Poured a clear golden chestnut color with a thin off-white head. Light caramel malt with light clovey spice. Mild alcohol notes. Malty flavor with mild fruit, just a hint of spice and light alcohol. Some sweetness. Fair amount of warmth. Some toasty aroma when this warmed. Medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Medium brown pour with chestnut hues. Thin notions of a white head recede quickly, leaving an oily carbonated film behind. Mostly clear with ruby and yellowish highlighting. Aroma is comprised of lightly toasted caramel malt up front. No hint at high alcohol, well masked to say the least. Sugary, interesting. Light spicing, mostly coriander and nutmeg. A little soapy as well. Flavor is sweet and nutty caramel malts, grainy and toasty. Slight tartness, nice bitterness levels throughout. Slightly syrupy palate, too fizzy at points, but an otherwise reasonable carbonation level. Still not a trace of alcohol. An agressive fullness is left behind in a sugar finish. Pretty good balance here, other than in the palate.


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