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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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Dark mahogany red. Medium body with mild bitterness. Nice toasted caramel malt with hints of chocolate. Smooth and very malty with subtle hop accents. Still, less flavor than I expected.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2004
This was a pleasant surprise, I thought it would be rated higher than this. Nice spicy malt profile with hints of cinnamon. Reminded me of an English style ale. Full bodied and easy to drink, full of hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (681) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2012
TAP. Dark, brownish red pour. Hops, coffee, chocolate, malt flavors come through in this drinkable winter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2002
had it on tap in Saint Paul this winter. Deep mohagany body wiht a nice tightly packed head on top. neat, erratic lace. Lots of malt, heavy nose. Well roasted with pleasant hoppiness. Sweet and malty, good barley presence & hints of smokein there too. A nice sweet finish. Really what Im looking for in a winter, but with way too little warming effect. I think it could use another 2% alcohol. Hard to believe that theres actually almost 6%!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Pours dark brown / amber with a small off white head. Dark sweet fruit and malt aroma (maybe prune)? Flavor is mildly bitter malts and ripened fruits. Has a dryish finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Pours a dark brown color with reddish hues and tan head. Rich tasting bale with flavors of hops, chocolate, coffee, and malt. Delicious ale, especially for the winter months.

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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours mahogany red with a soft beige head. Smells malty, creamy, roasted, nutty. Tastes like roasted coffee, some malted grains, sweet, but I dont taste anything to make me think this is a inter brew. No seasonal spices that I expected. Disappointing, but it doesnt taste bad, just not festive.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Portlike ruby-brown and glear as glass. Tired head is composed of large bubbles. Gentle caramel, maraschino, and smoke scents. Surprising nutty flavor with cream soda, raisin, and fenugreek. Body is creamy and on the light side of medium, but a little chalky and drab. Zero carbonation. Subdued aftertaste sports roasty coffee-chocolate and seasalt flavors. Not bad, but not that good either.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Voodoo (609) - 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.


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