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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jschmiedekamp (8) - McHenry, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Good dark ale on a cold day. Not an everyday drink. Tasted better once the ale set and warmed up a little. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 1/30/09. Not much of a winetr warmer here, weak aroma, mouthfeel and flavor. Not offensive but not really good, rather bland and unexciting. Like suds said "like drinking dark malt michelob", that about sums it up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of sweet fruit, caramel and brown sugar. A bit more toffee in the flavor. Light roasted lingering finish. Pretty tasty

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24786) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2017
Keg at Ginger Man, Plano. Cloudy deep mahogany colour, creamy head. Looking delicious! Caramel nose with some caramelized sugar. Sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel. Creme Brulee with notes of pine and pears, soothing spun sugar. Toffee and pine in a mid bitter finish with some husk. Rich and harmonious, perhaps cut down a tad on the caramel? Or not. Its tasty as is.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3649) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium rapidly dissipating light beige head, over a clear brown (SRM 23) body......nose is roasted malts with cocoa, chocolate, also plum raisin notes, vanilla, light hop spice, balance slightly to the hops.....taste mild toffee/caramel type sweetness, moderate roasted malts with cocoa, chocolate, becoming lingering hop bitter with mild roasted malt bitterness, light fruit notes of plum, raisin, vanilla light tobacco, balanced between malts and hops......mouth feel, medium body, alcohol heat present, carbonation high with a near creamy mouthful. The roasted malt tones and the bittering from the hops dominate the taste. The caramel malts and fruit notes are present but somewhat hidden. The beer could use more caramel/crystal malts and a slightly lower hop level as an English Strong Ale. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (1051) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2016
Dark brown color thick head and retention. Aromas caramel, toffee, biscuit. Flavors light toffee, biscuit, caramel. Lightly bitter and light to medium sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG111 (1679) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Tap at the source. Pours black. Small head. Aroma is caramel, fig, dark fruits. Flavor is fair fruit, fig, raisins, totally an English ale. Yea, I mean its an English style winter warmer. You should know the flavor of this before trying it. Oh, its fine

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXHomeBrew (1) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2016 does not count
@ 45 deg F, cocoa dominates aroma with hints of toasted bread. Has a nice coffee-like bitterness, but it clashes with the up-front sweetness of the dark malt profile. Medium body. Goes down easy. Very solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1434) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Dark pour, finger of tan head. Nose is roasted malt. Bittersweet. Middle is coco and dark fruit. At the finish, "Someone got malt in my chocolate; someone got chocolate in my malt." Worth the effort.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1205) - LA, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with large head in a Lost Abbey chalice. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, amber malts, light bourbon. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, milk chocolate, oak, light bourbon. Rich, flavorful, relatively easy drinking and not too big in alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (688) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Super dark brown, almost black with almost no head. Aroma of fruit and dark roast coffee. Flavor is similar, with a little alcohol and some coffe-like bitterness. Pretty good. On deck...the bourbon barrel aged variety.


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