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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
thornecb (6149) - 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.

3.3
Ernest (7887) - 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.

3.2
Jrwhitney6 (515) - - 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

3.7
Mep3222 (1708) - 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.

3.5
Larry_Duffman (618) - - 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.

3.6
shigadeyo (3818) - 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.

3.9
shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Bottle. Nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, caramel malt, and hay aroma. Dark chestnut brown with large tan head. Moderately sweet nutmeg, light cinnamon/coriander, caramel malt. and mildly bitter hay flavor. Nice balance - pleasant spice flavor without being overwhelming.

3.9
bkurtz (1146) - LITHUANIA - DEC 28, 2017
Bottle - Pours a deep copper/red with a nice head. Winter aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. Good mouthfeel, taste like a winter ale with toasted malts and spices. Nice taste.

3.5
Emeister84 (2648) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2017
12oz bottle. Aromas of winter spice blend, clove, nutmeg-ish. Clear ruby with a mostly lasting off-white head. A tad sweet, spicy, balanced toward malt flavors, caramel, bread crust. Medium-full bodied, sticky.

4
Reid (2673) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2017
12 oz botle from the "Snowpack" collection. $16.99 from Fred Meyer Salem OR Pours a fine dark red /garnet ale with a tremendous looking large frothy/rocky beige head. Malty, dark fruit and spices aromas. Mincemeat, black cherrys, figs and demerara sugar. Taste similar but well melded into a whole malty goodness package. Nice medium mouth feel wotj medium low carbonation. Very nice enjoyable beer..on a near freezing night in Oregon.


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