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RATINGS: 902   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Roasted malt and silky caramel…Sweet fruit and cinnamon…More of an autumn beer…

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2002
Looks like iced tea, not much head. Aroma is sweet and smoky with a bit of caramel. Flavor has a bit of lemony sweetness with smoke and brandy. Full, rich, malty.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2002
A suped up version of their ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 6, 2002
Very drinkable, but nothing special. Not malty enough for my taste, decent hops though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1625) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2002
Yummy, even though it never really gets cold where I live, we are pansy enough to think it is, therefore Winterhook is a beer of choice. Very smooth for a winter ale, sort of fruity too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2002
Was a little bitter for my taste. Dont know what the alcohol % is, but it must be high. I had 3 or 4 pints of this at the sports bar and it hit me pretty hard.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cutlass (51) - Galloway, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2002
an excellent beer. not as good as sam adams, or Great Lakes Christmas Ale, but it is inexpensive

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4904) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2002
Bottled. Appearance: dark brown, clear, medium somewhat frothy head. Nose: pretty weak; more malty than hoppy. Flavor/palate: sweet, fairly full-bodied, not terribly distinctive. Slight spiciness, also a bit of unpleasant metal/bitterness on the end. An OK Winter beer, not really recommended.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2002
Unexciting. The 2000 bottling seems to have fared better in these ratings.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
Ouch! This beer was very sour and bitter, but not in a good way. Not the best winter ale, for sure. It has the dichotemy of being kind of spicey, but flat at the same time. This beer has the base elemental tastes the Chinook uses, but the Chinook has a better hop aroma, more intriguing quality, and definatly more substance to the flavour.


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