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RATINGS: 74   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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3.7
nuplastikk (6211) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12oz bottle. Attractive ruby-amber body. Thin, eventually oily off-white head. Big spiced aroma. A pretty spot on cinnamon forward winter beer. big and sugary, but also has some really rich malt tones. A solid, hefty Winter Ale. Classic, clean stuff.

3.6
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Great nose and weird spice flavors (cinnamon) mostly that bring you into an OK flavor and ok palate for the ABV. Overall a cool winter beer!

1.5
TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Another weirdly spiced winter ale. No idea why they make these beers

3
BVery (10315) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Murky amber pour with a frothy white head. Mostly molasses in the nose and taste, but the cinnamon is there in subtle fashion. Decent fuller palate. Not bad.

1.4
Block (2688) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Kind of strange. Seemed to have a weird mixture of spices. Didn’t sit real well with me.

3.5
jsquire (4420) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Deep amber color with a short lived off white head. Spicy nose with cinnamon and sugar. This is a good example of a spiced Christmas ale. Molasses and white sugar sweetness with lots of cinnamon toast taste. Maybe a little too sweet, but very appropriate for the season.

2.7
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 24, 2013
bottle. clear light brown beer under a medium sized beige head. strong cinnamon aroma with toast. flavor like a cinnamon bun with raisiny sweetness. its quite strongly spiced, but its drinkable.

3.2
reggiedunlop (3717) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2013
.Pours clear amber with a medium tan head. Aroma has notable cinnamon and mild sweet fruitiness. Flavor has lots of cinnamon and some sweet malts and fruitiness...vanilla and molasses add levels of sweetness to cut the cinnamon...tastes a bit like a dessert but bitters late. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is bitter and dry with lingering vanilla cinnamon.

1.5
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle. Strong diacetyl aroma... smells like buttered popcorn. Clear chestnut with a small off-white head. Just as in the nose, huge diacetyl flavor. Got some issues here.

3.3
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours a clear reddish with a barely there white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, herbal; reminds me of a spiced cider. Taste is sweet; fruity, spicy. Some chewiness to the mouth feel. A bit different but not bad. My only concern is that it really doesn’t fit its description that specifically. I didn’t get any molasses, no head and I wouldn’t call the flavor "rich" nor "bold". That being said, I would drink this again.


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