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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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As the days grow shorter and frost becomes snow, our BELGIAN fREEZE WINTER ALE is the perfect remedy to loosen the spirits. This deep amber tonic is brewed with lots of roasted caramel malt for body and warmth to bring in the holidays and see you through the spring.

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3.2
Ed5388 (3480) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a hazy amber color with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, lots of fruitiness, cinnamon, and bananas. Taste of fruity malts, clove, banana, cinnamon, and yeast.

3
mike67 (1197) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
12 oz bottle from Trader’s Joe. Pours dark amber with a tall, foamy, off-white head. Aroma is of bready malt, alcohol, brown sugar and dark fruit. Body is full and smooth. Taste is of bready malt, caramel, drying alcohol, earthy hops, brown sugar and cooked vegetables. Finish is long and dry. I will skip this brew next time.

3.5
conway (2210) - - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark ruby. Big off white head that dissipates to a little lacing. Nose is heavy on bananas and Belgian yeast. Taste follows suit but adds some candied fruit and a nice alcohol backbone. A little clove on the finish Good soft palate. Nice winter warmer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
mansquito (6435) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Washington Commons, Brooklyn tap ($6): Pours a reddish color with a white head. Aroma is candy, caramel, and a bit of spice. Taste is kind of flat and uncomplex. It is slightly sweet, slightly spicy, but really has no depth past that. This is just not that good.

3.4
ryanscourt (1473) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Had at new hope right after the brewery tour. Not a bad beer. Havn’t ever been too excited about winter warmers and this one is prob a little better than the others I had. Syrupy with some fruit. Slightly spicy with some yeast sediment.

3.3
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Heemer77 by way of jcwattsrugger! Thanks again guys!
Pours a hazy orange with a small head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is crazy lots of banana.... like banana runts. Plenty of sweet spices and some robust graininess.

The flavor is spicy with a mild touch of astringency, the citrus and fruity character is nice, the banana is more controlled in the flavor than it is in the aroma. Some rye bread robust character is nice.

2.9
Travlr (24758) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color, scant head. Aroma of spiced caramel. Taste is sweetly spiced brown bread and fruitcake.

3.4
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. The body was a deep reddish copper with a light khaki head on top. The nose is fairly boozy with some cloves and peanuts. There is a little bit of funk. The taste was caramel and lots of funky leather. There was also some banana peels. As I drank more I got some cinnamon type spice. Decent.

3.9
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of banana, cherry and alcohol. Amber body with thin dissipating head. Flavor begins sweet with notes of cherry, followed by clove, spice and yeast. Candied malt finish with a nice alcohol warming power. A tasty winter beer.

3.6
solidfunk (8951) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours cloudy brown. Smells of bread yeast and banana. Floral hops in teh aroma as well as booze. Lots on the tongue and palate. Medium carbonation. Pretty good.


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