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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
: 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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3.4
hopdog (12544) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Poured a dark amber color with an averaged sized dark tan head. Aromas and tastes of dark fruits, spices and caramel. Has a slight sourness to it. A little roastiness to the flavor as well. Slight bitter finish.

3.4
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2007
From a 22-oz. bottle--Poured a hazy mahogany/chestnut hue with a nose of fruity malts and mildly piny hops. Creamy mouth feel with a citrusy mild chewy finish. Dry and crisp finish.

3.3
bhensonb (15194) - 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.

3.3
badgerben (5178) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Thanks to Skyview. Murky copper color with no head. Caramel aroma with a bit of cinnamon. Mostly sour apple taste.

3.2
Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Picked up 22-oz bottle (2006-Green label) during ABA’s 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.

3.1
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2004
This appears to be a brown ale. Nice toasty head. Aroma is roasted malt. Almost like a tootsie roll. Roasted, sour flavors. Thin and watery mouthfeel. This puckers my mouth. I question the freshness of my bottle. Alcohol is felt by the end of the glass, and is rather warming. However, as a winter offering I expected a more complex brew. Maybe thats just me, but I found this to be a let down.

3.1
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of malt, dark fruits, dirty diapers, and sour citrus. Flavor of citrus, mixed dried fruit, and funky sourness.

3.1
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Bottle from Steve and served in my LaChouffe tulip:

Poured at first with a sunset orange hue and a fading fizzy head with some lace, the second pour was murky and more like a rust color. The aroma has a pink grapefruit, mango, candied cherry, woody and earthy yeast, a light biscuity malt, and some pepper. The taste was not equal to the nose as I found a unwelcomed tartness and cardboard character on top of the juicy hops and malty undertone. Ruined what I hoped for would have been a great tasting experiance. Maybe it was the bottle, lets hope so.

3.1
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2006
This is one of the most bizarre beers I have ever tried. What a trainwreck of flavor this one is. Sheet candied fruitcake flavors, a bit waxy, biscuity maltiness, nicely hoppy, sprucey and piney.

3.1
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Don’t have any notes on this one. One of those thangs. Just need to fill up the box.


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