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RATINGS: 901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich, hearty ale brewed for a clean, dry, roasty palate.

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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bakes (17) - Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2004
I really enjoyed the color and taste of this beer. I will definately buy it again next winter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Brown color medium frothy head dissolves to a ring of lace. Nose is roasted malts as is the flavour. Finish is dry and roasty. A bit thin bodied but not a bad beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
This beer didn't really impress me that much. It tasted very malty and dry, but it was not horrible. It was hard to drink more than a few of these. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2004
well carbonated ruby/amber body, uniform tan topper. hoppy nose, spicy and floral with a nice caramely backbone. creamy soft and inviting. front is sweet and caramely yiealing to a spicy hop character. the bubbly effervescence doesn't cover up the thin mouthfeel though. some chocolatey notes underlying, along with light roastey grains.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2004
UPDATED: APR 20, 2004 Clear, slight metalic aroma, not in the league with real english strong ales but improves as it warms up

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Pours dark amber with a strong tan head. Strong pine aroma. Flavor is a little sweet with a heavy grass finish. Soapy aftertaste almost ruins the flavor. Not as thick or strong as most winter brews.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Bottle pours red with a large off-white dishwater head. Little carbonation, decent lacing. Hops and major amounts of spruce dominate this one. Taste doesn't behold that Tree scent, it however does reveal the Cascade hops. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, flavor isn't as bountiful as I would want for a Winter Seasonal, but still not bad. Mild bitterness on the finish. Prior years of Winterhook were better IMO.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Slight hoppy and toasty flavor, and not over sweetened like some winter brews. A little thin, but overall a nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3501) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 Deep burgundy color with a minimal head. Aroma is a mix of hops, fruit, and subtle spiciness. The flavor is malty with a touch of hops to finish. A bit of spice which is dominated by the malt and hops. Something else is needed here, a little more body would help. Drinkable, but not the best winter seasonal I've had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2004
bottled: i used to go nuts for this beer, making sure i got it every year at least once. now i dont go seek it out like i used to. dark in color and a thin tan head. some spices going on in there with pretty dry aftertaste. sour. dark warm and robust , not as thick on the palate as it appears.


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