Luvystypotables (2099) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Aroma of hops, hint of citrus, dark brown colour with a large creamy head with great lacing. Taste of hops and citrus with a mildly bitter palate. brewbattles (40) - - DEC 9, 2013
We did a blind taste test between this and 4 other Winter Seasonals to objectively determine which one was best. They beers were: Deschutes Jubelale, Anderson Valley Boont Winter Solstice, Big Sky Powder Hound, Alaskan Winter Ale, and Redhook Winterhook. Check it out:
http://youtu.be/TJowachG1no Eberndt (235) - - DEC 6, 2013
Dark brown with a very strong roast flavor. Just bitter enough and pretty enjoyable. DavidWoodruff (631) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Dark brown with a light brown head. Roast grain aroma with just a touch of evergreen. Flavor is similar to aroma. Dry, thin and nothing particularly festive about it. Seems to be more of an American brown ale. matty (450) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Draft. Dark ruby red with a thick off-white head that settles to a film with significant lacing. Aroma is strong with malt and a touch of hops. Sweet taste from the malt. Basically an average beer. Not amazing but not awful either.
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elamericano (36) - Moscow, USA - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Pours pretty dark, nice frothy head that lasts forever. Slightly fruity, slightly spicy. Dry. Nothing fantastic, nothing terrible. jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Copper pour with light frothy head. Aroma of roasted malt and a bit of hops. Flavor is sweet with a nice bitter finish. Decent ale for fending off the winter winds. foyle (435) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: 2" cream colored head recedes rather slowly leaving significant lacing. Color is a deep copper and mostly clear with moderate carbonation bubbles visible.
Aroma: earthy, floral, and pine hops blended with a rich bread dough and caramel aroma
Mouthfeel: between light and medium bodied, just slightly sticky with a mostly dry finish.
Flavor: nice variety of flavors. There is a peppery spice combined with the sweet caramel and toasted bread flavor. The finish has the bitterness of the hops with just a tiny bit of alcohol warming with the swallow.
Overall: another solid and very drinkable brew from Redhook. benpickens (544) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Pours a burgundy with a massive Ricky head; aromatic notes of fruit cake and all spice; nice hoppy finish.
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Pretty mediocre winter beer. There are some subtle spices, esp. nutmeg, but all-in-all underwhelming.