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RATINGS: 388   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 winter’s night. It has its origins in British neighborhood pubs where villagers would gather to shake off the damp cold of the bitter English winter. They’d share a pint or two of winter warmer ale by the fire, catch up on local gossip, and stay inside, where it was warm. We’ve 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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3.1
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2005
Pouring deep mahogany with a thin tan head, this has a deep roasted aroma with chocolate and nuts and coffee and spices. It’s a bit thing and watery in the mouth. The thusly weakened flavor still has plenty of roasted malts to enjoy along with bittersweet chocolate and some mild hopping on the finish. Odd ale.

3.1
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Dark copper brown with a creamy off white head. Malty caramel and roasted grain aroma and taste. Meh.

3.4
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Dark tawny brown color with tan creamy head and nice lacing. Light pine and hop aroma, lightly earthy. Flavor is sweet and malty, rich and fruity. Finishes creamy and lightly zesty. A decent winter seasonal.

3.3
mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2010
deep chocolate brown with a cream head. chocolate, sweet malts, caramel, and not much else. nice palate, flavor is slight roasted malts, chocolate, and caramel with a slightly bitter finish.

2.7
rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
bottle. Light brown with small head. Medium malt and light hops. Drinkable, but not really going anywhere flavorwise.

3.7
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Pours from the bottle with almost no head and a very dark body. Had this in a Chimay chalice. A little bit of amber colored light slips throught when held up to the light. Aroma of chocolate and a little toffee. Also has some slight cooked mixed vegatables. The taste is some malty roasted coffee. Also has some dirt and leaves of fall. But this is pleasant. A real winner.

3.5
badgerben (5180) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Dark brown color. Taste contains a little wood and some spices. Transports you to a little cabin in the Northwoods by the fire. Very fine.

2.8
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2003
A small sized tan head that creamy and smooth with fine-medium sized bubbles that completely diminished. The body was carbonated with a mahogany hue. The nose malty with some caramel notes. The flavor was malty and caramel as well with a smooth mouthfeel and it was a medium bodied beer with fair lacing.

3.5
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Thanks to NuBrewm for this brew. Served in a snifter. Pours dark brown with a bit of reddish hue. There is a good head and quite a bit of lace. The nose is sweet caramel and some mild spice as well as dark fruits. The taste is slightly sweet with a nice malt character. Good, light spice. The age has treated this one well. Finish is a bit dry and the spice comes through a bit too much. Overall, a nice balance between normal beer and an overspiced seasonal. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-29-2010

3.8
chinchill (5023) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12 oz bottle, a few months past BB date, served in a snifter. Pours clear but nearly opaque ruby-brown. The light tan head settles down to a thick ring and partial top coat but leaves full coating on a robust looking the side of the glass. Aroma: rather floral and unlike the flavor, a little boozy. Also more spicy than the taste., T: Nicely rich with chocolate, dark bread and a touch of coffee. More coffee in the lingering dark roasted malt aftertaste. A touch too sweet before the finish. Mouthfeel: medium-full bodied; very smooth with soft, medium carbonation. Semi-dry finish sometimes felt just a little too thin. O: very enjoyable and flavorful that resembles a porter. Recommended.


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