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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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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 wasn’t as bad as some of the past Siletz beers I’ve had. Thanks Scott.

2.9
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 5, 2004
NOTE: POSSBLY BAD BOTTLE. Medium amber color. Medium sized white head. Aroma is malt, fruit and Christmas spices. A medium bodied “amber”. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. Dried fruit and spice, caramel, nutmeg and cinnamon. That said there is also an off taste, sort of faded, sour and thin. Will need to retaste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sour.

2.9
argo0 (14127) - 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.

2.9
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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.

2.8
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 wasn’t 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 isn’t much carbonation at all. Almost flat.. This one is really bad honestly I’ve tried all of Siletz’s beers now and haven’t found one really worth buying..

2.8
JK (6146) - 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.

2.7
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Another taster courtesy of Skyview. Cloying hop nose with citrus hints. Some funk that shouldn’t be there as well. Brown color with a sour body.

2.6
ABUSEDGOAT (2756) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Amber ale? Hah. Murky dark orangish amber, moderate to small head, some lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel, light hops, some darker fruit, light spicing. Medium bodied, somewhat sweet, mostly not enjoyable.

2.5
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 19, 2008
In the bomber bottle from John’s Market in Portland. Pours a cloudy rusty brown with a medium beige head. Lemon-like aroma. The flavor is quite tart with an incredibly harsh bitter bite at the end. At first, I wondered if something was wrong with this because the bitterness was not hop-like at all, but rather the bitterness one might expect from drinking a poison. One of those Mother-Nature-is-warning-me bitter flavors. However, as it warmed and I kept at it, I realized that the bitterness really was from hops, just not very good flavoring hops and way too many of them. Plus, I was not poisoned.

2.4
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.   Doesn’t 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?



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