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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This years seasonal offering is a crisp and hoppy brew. Its delightful taste and full body are enhanced by natural, earthy warmth. Its a celebration of all that winter brings. "Sure to keep you warm on those long cold winter nights."
IBU: 85 30 Lovibond 75% AA 20 Plato

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12317) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2010
[email protected] bottle-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/peat, secondary herbal. Taste is medium malt-roasty/peat/caramel, secondary herbal/pine hops bite.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10931) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle RBWG 10 Cloudy burnt orange ale with a small, short-lived, white head. The nose is fruity, earthy and malty cascade hops, toffee and caramel. Medium-bodied with laid-back carbonation. Lots of earthy, citrusy hop bitterness. Toffee and caramel undertones. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish. Thanks to jcwattsrugger for sharing!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Dark orange. Aroma of cinnamon and alcohol. Very spicy and sharp, "all purpose spices". Very hoppy and with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8408) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours copper with a bit of haze and thin tan head. The aroma has a quick hit of roasty malts before sweet dark fruity esters are noticed with layers of boysenberry, Concord grape jam and cherries. Yum. The taste is just like the aroma with a mild roasted malt flavor that rides throughout. The dark fruitiness isnt as bold as in the nose and seems to be cut by mild grapefruit and pine hop bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Had at the Ravenous Pig at RBWG 2010. Pours a nice brown/red with a small white head. The aroma is all old ale with some hops, but the flavor is big sweet and lots of chocolate with plenty of hop bitterness. This is a nice combo of flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7518) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, fully lasting. Body is hazy dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, orange), lightly yeasty (sweat, dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lighlty sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Watery, crude.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7243) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2014
16 ounce can thanks to Boisebeerguy. Caramel and spice. Rich reddish hue and color. Hoppy aroma and taste. Nice finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (7054) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2016
12 ounce bottle from hayduke that he rebottled from a growler. A huge head is beige. The beer under it is copper hued and clear. This one didnt hold up well. It is sour and very herbal. Occasionally sweetness comes through along with spice. The yeast, or more likely, bacteria, was not kind to this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6846) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2007
On tap at Sockeye Boise, Pours out a dark murky brown topped with a small tan head. A nice sweet aroma of citrus hops. A pretty nice winter brew. A little spice and some sweet hops. Very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Light orangy amber hue with good fizzy off-white head and good lace. The aroma has notes of a lot of hops: floral, perfumy, grassy, piney, and grapefruit all appear. Maybe this should be an AMERICAN Strong Ale? Additional notes of straw and caramel malts, leathery yeast esters, and butternut. The taste display a piney and tradional bitterness with lingering sweet malt and leathery yeast background, more balanced than I was expecting after the aroma notes, but still too piney for an English Strong. A nice dose of light spice (clove and cinnamom) and citrus upon the finish. The mouthfeel is dry, metallic, chalky and fizzy. A letdown here but the alcohol is hidden well, so a base average score of 3 is in order for the palate. With the already noted comments above, I still found this to be a nicely quaffable beer. Opened at the last minute Ft. Wayne get together, thanks for the bottle Jordan (Bck Dich).


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