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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Winter ale is a big, bold, thick-bodied ale brewed with molasses and cinnamon. It has a creamy head, robust hue, and rich bold flavor. Best served at 45F in a sniffer glass.

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3.3
BelgianBeerGal (4122) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Draft sample at JJ’s. Brown with a thin khaki head. Cinnamon aroma and maybe a hint of sugar. Spice with some sweetness again in the flavor. Fine.

3.2
DialSquare (5113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Reddish-brown pour. Spicy Aroma. Tastes are xmas spice - strong cinnamon. Sweet raisins. Not my fav. 6.4

3.2
Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
12oz bottle from jsquire. Pours a deep amber color with a finger of frothy tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of sweet black cherries, cinnamon, caramel, and roasted malts. Taste mimics the nose, with lots of roast, cinnamon, and tart cherry coming through.

3.7
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle, thanks Jeff! Pours a very dark brown with short lasting white head. Fairly intense aroma of cinnamon apple pie, buttery pie crust, and other spices. Medium body with a boat load of cinnamon in the mid-palate. Finishes with a buttery pie crust taste. Finishes with some bitterness.

3.4
blutt59 (6573) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottled, new brewery thanks to jsquire in trade, dark amber colr with creamy head and lace, hoppy aroma with big malty cinnamon toast flavor, finish is dry

3.4
nearbeer (5523) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2014
12 oz. Lightly hazy copper with a small ring of bubbles. Nose is cherry, raisin bread and cinnamon graham crackers. Tastes of cherry, cinnamon, gingerbread with a touch of dry cocoa, and light finishing notes of white pepper and woody hops. Cinnamon gets to be a bit much near the bottom of the glass, but not nearly so much as some other spiced brews. Medium body is to the sweet side but the spice provides a dry-enough finish. Medium-high carbonation flares up a little too much but helps to keep things from getting too sticky. Nice little dessert/winter warmer sipper.

2.9
shigadeyo (3761) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2/01/2014: Rivertown Winter Ale... Pretty appearance, but over-spiced and sicklingly sweet; the cinnamon and sweetness completely override the nice molsses and anything else that might be waiting to be discovered. Draught sample at Rhoerer’s Tavern in North Bend, Ohio. Rating #49 for this beer.

3.2
jcartamdg (3516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pour dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, molasses. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, ginger, molasses, cinnamon, tastes like a gingerbread cookie. Nice to try but it’s too sweet to drink a lot of

3
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
bottle - Pours dark amber with a small, rapidly fading head. It has a spicy aroma and a sweet, malty flavor with cinnamon. It’s medium bodied and overall an okay but unremarkable brew.

3.1
Suttree (6466) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Brown, no head. Smells like apple, cinnamon, and some other vaguely "winter" spices. Taste is, I don’t know, Wassail? Maybe? Lots of heavy, fruity and spicy flavors.


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