RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
: Winter Warmer is designed to be served with hearty meals or to be enjoyed on cold winter nights, preferably by the fireplace with a close friend. This robust, rich ale gets its distinctive flavor and ruby brown color from seven different malts and three hop varieties.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Another taster courtesy of Skyview. Cloying hop nose with citrus hints. Some funk that shouldnt be there as well. Brown color with a sour body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (6061) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2007
This beer is a little sour, which I suspect is unintentional. Malt in the flavor and no hop presence, which is OK for an amber. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Guerde (1297) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2007
(bottle, thanks Skyview) Pours a dark amber with a light tan head. Very toasty aroma, along with some caramel and fruit. Taste is far different than the aroma, and is predominately tart and sour like a green apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5876) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Picked up 22-oz bottle (2006-Green label) during ABAs Annual Beer Swap in Portland, OR. Pours a semi-hazy dark amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a shallow ring and spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, raisins, bubblegum, some nutmeg, and cherries. Taste is medium bodied, very carbonated with an overall sour flavor of apples, grapefruit, some caramel malt, and a touch of banana esters. Finish is tart, caramel malt, with a spruce bitter aftertaste. Not sure if bottle was infected due to the sourness, but still drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sthlm (1289) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2007
[Bottle, thanks Skyview] Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet--banana and caramel. Taste is sour up front, malty and a little roasted. Quite carbonated. Not bad, but a little funky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2007
22 oz. bottle via trade with OhioDad - Pours a mohogany color with a half finger thick off white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma and flavor is caramel malt and light spice. Light to medium body. This beer was so so. At least it wasnt as bad as some of the past Siletz beers Ive had. Thanks Scott.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2007
22oz bottle - Well let me start this one off by saying it was around 85 degrees here in Ohio today and I sent my kid to the basement for a beer. What does she come up with a winter warmer.. LOL.. Good thing this really wasnt all that warm. Pours murky amber with a short offwhite head and a little lace. Aroma is mostly caramel, some slight earthy notes and maybe a touch of pine. Flavor is raisin, spice, caramel, and lots of earth.. and by earth I mean like dirt.. Palate is fizzy upfront but really there isnt much carbonation at all. Almost flat.. This one is really bad honestly Ive tried all of Siletzs beers now and havent found one really worth buying..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Deep caramel, somewhat dirty, moderate off-white head, fizzy, dies pretty quick, spotty lacing.   Malt oriented nose, perhaps a slight bit of pine?   Flat tasting malts on the tongue.   Slight hop presense, very slight.   Soft sweetness, some of the aformentioned pine.   Doesnt seem very big at all, somewhat flat, and a bit stale.   Needs to be more lively.   Needs to be spiced up.   Needs a bit more of a hop bite.   Tiz okay, but seems to me to be lacking as compared to other years.   Body and mouthfeel are... flat.   Will likely rerate down the road.   Next years batch perhaps?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (14124) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2006
(22oz bottle) Murky mud-brown body with small but creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some roast, raisin, clove/nutmeg, pine/grapefruit, light wood. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, date, some sourness, finishing pine/grapefruit. Medium body, undercarbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (14986) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Rich malt and candy aroma. Underlying hints of earth. Affects my senses. Very hazy, near opaque, apricot color (using a halogen lamp). Brown? under regular light. No head in the snifter. This is sweetish dark fruit, with that slightly sour underlying component of so many Siletz ales. Quickly overcome with something like toffee molasses. This one was aged for a year or so, and the hop is not up to the malt. One to sip rather than quaff.

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