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RATINGS: 904   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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2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2003
smells of a garbage can. dark amber color. slightly hoppy aftertaste but mostly watery. the aftertaste surely turns into some kind of funk though

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2003
A basic, fairly boring ale. Heavy hop flavoring that was most empty of anything else left me thoroughly dissatisfied. Addendum: One winterhook = one heavy hangover. Normally I'm immune to these, but man ... this one is bad. I'll never touch one of these again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2003
2002 bottle. Poured a slightly dark amber color, cream color head. Some dark malt with some tangy hops. Light to medium mouthfeel. Lacking.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
badgerben (5005) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Very sub-par winter ale. Aroma was more like an over hopped pils. Very thin and a tad bitter. Some citrus notes as well. Not too good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Dark brown/amber color. Aroma is lightly hoppy and quite spicy. Flavor starts off malty with strong berry tones. Then the sweetness overwhelms you before giving way to a lighter hoppier finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Dark red, practically brown body and a thin head. The aroma is an english malty with some roasted malt, nutty and a little tart. The mouthfeel begins rather strong, but then flakes out a bit and has a bitterness that isnt all that pleasing. Flavor is mostly malt sensation, but nothing too great.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Sparkling ruby red with an off white head. A dry hoppy aroma. The flavor is hop dominated complimented by what I would call a rubber taste. Not very flavorful and the hops dont have a good citrus taste to them. Finishes too dry.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Beer starts off well with a pleasant aroma of robust coffee and hops and a dark amber hue. However when I took the first sip I definitely got a bitter beer face. This beer is loaded with hops but the bitterness overwhelmes with winter barley flavor that could have been a saving grace. This beer would only be satisfying only someone with dulled taste buds from years of smoking cigars.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2002
One word comes to mind: WEAK. I agree with JakeFr5150 that it tastes entirely to metallic. When homebrewing I sometimes go crazy at Christmas time and dump the spice cabinet in the beer. Similar thing happens. The malt flavor is unbalanced and watery. I usually like Redhook and I have memories of this beer being a lot better.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jazz88 (2674) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Bottle of the 2002 vintage. Copper to brown color with a tan head. Malty and a little sweet with little flavor and very thin.


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