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85
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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This unique seasonal beer offers the warmth of an old English pub to help ward off the chill of a winters night. It has its origins in British neighborhood pubs where villagers would gather to shake off the damp cold of the bitter English winter. Theyd share a pint or two of winter warmer ale by the fire, catch up on local gossip, and stay inside, where it was warm. Weve brewed our version in the tradition of those winter ales, with a robust, full-bodied flavor and a tangy hint of spices.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2729) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
A nice ale. Sweet and malty aromas and flavors. Bread and vanilla. Chestnut with off white head and nice lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Good Winter Ale. Taste is malty and full of flavor. Great look with little lacing. Good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (983) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Binnys in Chicago. Dark chestnut brown color. Aroma of sweet candy. Flavors are good and not too bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nsanders (1092) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at Pizza Luce. Red brown with a thin off-white head. Caramel, bread, and light mineral aromas. Quite sweet with mineral bitterness. Lighter body with a watery feel. Typical malty sweet beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Joe_M (24) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
On tap at the brave new workshop! Maybe the venue and other nasal ambiance but I got very little smell from it period. Color seemed real nice aka dark with little transparency. Taste WAs average, but given the other options I had 2! Solid average choice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1272) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Poured from bottle. Aroma of spice, hops and malt. Nice lookin dark mahogany with a bit of tan head. I taste a mix of roasted malt, banana, pepper, nutmeg, chive, lager hops and maybe some cocoa. Dry feel - just bit watery. A nice surprise.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (12002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Red color. Frothy tannish head. SMell is dominated by english ale yeast. Flavor is fruity definte yeast character, custard, dark fruit. INteresting but ultimately not my thing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Voodoo (608) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Opaque brown pour with a thin head. Aroma of very light vanilla. Taste is thin mouthfeel, slight coffee, little else. Taste tails into slight bittering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (1131) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Tap at Luce Hopkins. Dark black winter variety. Very faint aroma and light head. A common option in Mpls and traditionally one of the better winter ones. Light roasted flavor, heavy on malt. Good sweetness. No coffee to be found in this one. Kind of like a comfortable winter sweater. Enjoy when applicable.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (520) - - NOV 21, 2013
Dark Clear Brown with a semi fluffy head, sparse lacing and very light carbonation. The nose is mainly spices, caramel, toffee, a touch of vanilla and some mild hops. Taste is Rich Chocolate, Toffee, Coffee flavors with some barley and yeast notes. Fairly lightweighted body and mild carbonation so its very easy to drink. Good Beer!


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