RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
In times of old, no holiday feast was complete without a tankard of spiced ale served next to a roaring fire. That’s a tradition we’d like to see continue (tankard optional) with our Wintertide Ale. Brewed with rich caramel-like malts and a hint of coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, Wintertide is reminiscent of mom’s favorite holiday cookies.

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Jabic (761) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2018
Ar: Wet and mossy, almost sausage-like; has a deep, savory scent that is reminiscent of many gruits; a bit of pine; roasty caramel. Ap: Deep amber-brown; slightly hazy with particulates; medium tan head with moderate retention, settles into a cap of foam with thin and thick spots. T: Raisin, fig, and a little nougat; medium-low sweetness; toast and caramel; rosemary and a little sage; bitterness is low, accompanied by no hop flavor; pink peppercorn and pineapple on the finish. P: Medium body with medium carbonation; silky; finish is medium. O: A pleasant spiced winter ale; the aroma is a bit odd, but the flavor comes together; nice mixture of spices and bold caramel flavors.

hawthorne00 (4274) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2018
Bottle. Clear brown with an off white head that lasts well. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar, buns. Medium bodied. Quite sweet with buns, spices. There's no depth to the malty flavours. Enough bitterness at the end to nip off the sweetness. The ginger is warming. Fair enough.

beer_rookie (735) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Pours a bronze color. Two fingers beige head. Good retention, good lacing. Pretty clear, but also pretty dark.

Aroma is bready, caramel, sweet. Brown sugar, toasted nuts, light peppermint. Touch of cinnamon, vanilla. Very nice.

Taste is sweet, but not overly sweet. Not syrupy. Bready, cinnamon. Vanilla. Perhaps a little bit of fruitcake.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. A little bit sticky. Well hidden alcohol. No bitterness. Maybe just a very light, barely noticeable alcohol twinge under the sweetness. But it’s probably not even worth mentioning.

Overall, this is very good. An excellent winter warmer. I would highly recommend it. Yes, I would buy it again. Good stuff. Well done.

Ratman197 (15878) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2018
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of caramel, spice, cocoa and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, spice, cola and light caramel with a smooth dry lingering spiced cola finish.

thornecb (6232) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2018
Pours deep dark clear mahogany into a shaker. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Cinnamon and ginger aromas. Dry with dark pit fruit and nutmeg front to back. Lasting bitter earth finish.

Ernest (7937) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2018
Bottle (Oct 30, 2017 bottling). Head is initially average sized, frothy/creamy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted nuts, caramel), with notes of nutmeg, peppermint, clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, spicy. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Not bad for a novelty beer...aroma is pretty much just holiday spices (mainly nutmeg, and oddly conjures peppermint for me even though it doesn't appear to contain any, clove too for that matter) with malt as an anchor, but it's well balanced in the mouth (not overly bitter like spiced beers can be, nor syrupy sweet either). Nice lasting creamy head too. A throwaway beer from the Snowpack mixer for me, but decent if you like these sorts of things.

Jrwhitney6 (526) - - JAN 6, 2018
Part of winter sampler pack. Pours a chestnut brown with some head that leaves good retention as it recedes. Nose is malt and some spice. Taste is a lot of malt with some brown sugar and spices. I couldn’t imagine drinking more than one of these as it would be too sweet/gimmicky - but one is good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Mep3222 (1758) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2018
Nice Carmel malt base with cinnamon nutmeg spice. Balanced and full flavored and not overdone on the spice. Pretty enjoyable.

Larry_Duffman (645) - - JAN 3, 2018
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a dark brown with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, and molasses. The taste is the same with some dark fruit hints. I like that the spice and sweetness is subtle. A lot of these spiced Christmas beers rely too heavily on the spice. This was a good one.

shigadeyo (3870) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2018
1/02/2017 (12 fl oz bottle): Earthy and spicy aroma, some caramel and molasses; clean amber-brown color with a puffy, dense dark beige head; the flavor is like nicely baked baked gingerbread with highlights of ginger and molasses with a touch of nutmeg and allspixe - not too sweet, not too spicy, not too much molasses, brown sugar and cookie-like maltiness throuhgout; medium body, smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel; this beer is quite good and very balanced overall, drinks like a lightly spiced brown ale, this beer is the highlight of the mixed 12-pack (the others included where SN Pale Ale, SN Holiday Haze IPA, and SN Coffee Stout) and I really like it.

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