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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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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2002
i think at redhook they just brew one beer but add different colorings and gentle little focus-group approved flavorings right before bottling. this ones the weenie winter ale. everyone agreed amber was a pretty hue, so they went with that. head basically failed, about as substansial as a little calcium deposit on your tub. the aroma was deeply embedded but with a prybar i finally wrenched up some interesting odors. as gossamer as a ghosts fart came a wisp of watery orange kool-aid and the whimpers of a distant slice of roman meal. it improved slightly with warming, those carmel aspects went full throttle to the level of a second-rate oktoberfest, but brought along a mustard note that should have stayed buried. its smooth and thin, sweet malts are neither challenging or threatening. if you gave this to your great aunt agnes who was expecting a chamomile tea, shed call it robust, but i dont. and at a weenie 5.6 abv., it aint too warming; it rates low not for being bad, but for daring to pretend that its baaaaad.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Discofish (152) - USA - NOV 23, 2002
Kinda tastes like puke

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Draft at Olde Auburn Ale House, Auburn, Alabama. Poured caramel brown with thin tan head. Moderately roasty with a mild bitter finish. Low carbonation I will blame on the bar. Lightly spiced with hints of coffee.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
EithCubes (5663) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle. Sweet and spiced aroma, floral hops with pine, spruce, and sweet corn, and a little herby funk. Amber-copper pour with a short but sticky beige head. Grainy, lightly hoppy, and dry taste, a little gritty from spice. Toasty notes are way down in the mix. A little woody and a little nutty, and pleasantly dry, but a bland disappointment overall. And very light vegetal bitterness. Medium body and slightly acidic. Pretty nasty aftertaste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stine (1768) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Reddish amber pour. Some pit fruit aroma dominated by metals and earth. False tasting. Copper and plastic. Fruit cocktail syrup aftertaste. Unpleasant - not worth drinking.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Sweet, herbal aroma. Smells of herbs, caramel, toasting, dough, and a little spice. Poured amber in color with a small tan head that diminished. Good lacing. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is sweet. Tastes of dough, caramel, malts, toasting, and nuts. Light to medium body. Thin, watery texture. Soft carbonation. Malty, salty finish. Overall, pretty bad.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (8179) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Light tan colour .. some decant head but dies down quite a bit .. some honey notes but muddled ... some flavours but too befuddling to pull out anything real, if that makes any sense.. an average beer but for an english strong winter beer, thin and watery but is easy drinking... McLovin ..

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
deyholla (10686) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma was full of roasted malts, but a little weak over all. Flavor was a bit weak as well with roasted malts and a bit of alcohol.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rxeight (2782) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Copper color. Earthy brown taste. Bit of carmel. English bitter finish. mediocre beer. Better than mainstream stuff. Not as good as most craft.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2003
There is a lot a particles floating around the amber body, only a touch of lacing left on the top. Maltiness and citrus dominate the flavor, as well as a touch of sourness.


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