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RATINGS: 389   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmohno (1556) - Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Clear dark mahogony,some lacing,short froth. Aroma is toasty,malty,nutty,mild vannilla chocolate. Farily rich malt taste with mild choclate,almost foamy,toffee caramel,somewhat sweet,has some light spice note nutmeg/allspice/slight cinnamon like. Reminicient of a cola taste mildly but nothing detracting from a decent beer.Has some citrus and roast in finish.Maybe a little sweet/salty. Chocolate roast finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle liberated from a friends refrigerator (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Aroma: Toast, some spice, and some resin.
Appearance: A dark amber color with a small white head.
Taste: Light sweetness, light bitterness.
Palate: Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours clear dark red.. Small off white head.. Very fruity aroma, taste is sour fruit and metallic malts, decent winter, nothiong id get again tho

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2644) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, peat and spice and hint of ash and grapefruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture finishing slightly syrupy, lively carbonation. Taste of earthy peat, roasted malts, caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Great nose. Kinda bland in comparison to other winter ales. Drinkable but not overly impressive. Bells winter is tastier in my opinion

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
12oz Bottle A - Pours reddish brown with khaki head. Good lacing. S - Nice nose. Bitter chocolate, vanilla, & slightly yeasty. T - Bitter chocolate M - Silky, light/medium bodied, a bit watery, little carbonation, dry finish O - Good winter seasonal.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
steeleliver (130) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Pour moderate brown, a bit darker than most ales, with a finger to two of light brown head. Taste is of roasted malt with a tinge of hops and spices. Palate is that of an ale, no extra thickness for winter. A consistent beer, no suprises, pleasant. Worth trying, but I wouldnt drink more than one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (847) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2012
a nice taste of spices, fairly smooth. rustic. decent winter ale, nothing spectacular.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Robust, roasty, brown sugar, a little spice, light coffee and chocolate, medium body, mild hops, slightly def finish. Good seasonal

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1440) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Medium brown brew with two fingers of almost white head that settles to a consistent smaller head. Aroma of malt, nuts, spice. Taste is sweet malt, nuts, spice, a little dry in the finish but sweet throughout. Very tasty and pleasant.


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