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RATINGS: 893   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Winterhook is Redhook’s legendary winter ale, brewed annually since 1984. Crafted with an evolving mix of malts and hops, each yearly edition of Winterhook is one-of-a-kind. Winterhook’s dark colors and bold flavors make it the perfect winter warmer for frosty weather.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregwilsonstl (2689) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Clear brown and red. No head. Mildly sweet. Caramalized malt. Smooth, slight bitterness.


3.9
closey22 (2109) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Hazy Brown with foamy beige head
Aroma is sweet mild fruit and grain blend with hints of chocolate
Flava is grainy woody with mild hop spice and nice balance with a malty backbone
Feels medium with nice zingy fizz
Finishes dry mildly bitter

3.6
vinivini (3075) - Gomel, BELARUS - OCT 23, 2017
Directly from bottle. Aroma: floral & grassy hops, caramel malts, dried fruit. Medium body. Dry taste. Hoppy. Very bitter. Grassy. Interesting.

3.5
gripweed57 (2914) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2017
From old tasting notes. Translucent orange amber color with a big yellowish beige head. Sweet molasses, toasted malt aroma. Semisweet malt flavor sports good dry hop character in middle. Well rounded and full flavored. Nicely balanced.

2.9
daniele (9778) - ITALY - AUG 1, 2017
bottled on oct 8/14 ambratocarico schiuma media discreta persistenza caramello mandorla tendenza dolce frutta secca cotta

3.9
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky golden brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma is winter spices. The taste is a lot milder than expected, almost watery.

3.1
phaleslu (10748) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2017
12 oz. bottle from gregwilsonstl - thanks again, Greg! Part of his generous Free Beer Week box. Can’t tell you the last time I had any Redhook. This one pours a deep, barely cloudy, slightly browned amber with a finger of beige head that settles unevenly and laces the glass. Notes of toasted and caramel malts, earth and grass and leaves, soap, and mild spice. Light-medium bodied, with a malty, earthy mouthfeel that finishes with a lingering intense soap-like bitterness. Call it floral if you want, it’s just a bit harsh. Not bad, but a little out of balance.

3.4
chinchill (5342) - South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2017
12 oz 2016-17 bottle.
Pours with a dark mahogany body that has excellent clarity and is topped by a durable, foamy beige head. Soapy lacing.
Aroma mildly to moderately spicy.
Flavor: winter spices, moderate in strength, with earthy hops and faint dark bread. Moderately bitter.

3
Juks (1113) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2017
330ml bottle, thank Jaanis. Pours dark golden caramel, medium sized beige head, doesn’t last good. Aroma is malty, caramelly, sweet, hoppy. Taste is hoppy, caramelly, some burnt sugar, malty. metal. Lively carbo, medium body. Nothing special.

3.4
Travlr (26246) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle. Hazy amber brown color, big fluffy tan head that leaves spider web lacing. Aroma of candied dates and burnt caramel. Taste is peppery toasted caramel. Decent enough. My 100th English Strong Ale.

3.5
Rex_Remes (272) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: sweet and spicy malt, bread, some hops to balance, herbs, earthy. APPEARANCE: solid medium to dark brown, soft/frothy tan head, reduces down to a oily film, minimal visible carbonation, a tad opaque. TASTE: a little sweetness, dry fruit/prunes/raisins, chocolate, dark toast, citrus peel, roasted nuts, round hoppy middle with dry hoppy finish. PALATE: good balance, medium body, full finish, long bitterness on checks and back of tongue/throat. OVERALL: nice ale. good roastiness without being over the top, substantial bitter follow thru. If you like bitter ales, this could be a very good daily beer. I’d choose it over Guinness since I like dark/coffee/chocolate flavors with ale characteristics.


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