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RATINGS: 378   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2726) - 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
ozzy70 (1264) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Darker amber pour with a foamy tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, bread dough, yeast. Taste was mild bittersweet, bread, yeasty, spice.

3.5
eruizgarcia (354) - - JAN 18, 2017
Good nutty, malty winter beer. Dark amber pour, roasty aroma. Easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
NikkTwist (3303) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Clear deep chestnut brown pour with tan foam. Good show of lace. Watered charred malts against mild hops. Walnuts. Cocoa. Diluted caramel toffees. Nutmeg. Faint dates and molasses. Hints of a better brew but as is, feels firehosed.

3
BeerRenter76 (1028) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
This winter ale poured a deep brown body that turned amber in the light. Decent carbonation with a small head that disappeared rapidly. The aroma was unusual, kinda like burnt barley. Thankfully the taste was better than the smell with caramel malts, some coffee notes and even some chocolate hints. Overall this was more like a porter than an ESA but it was fairly decent. Originally rated on 11/22/08.

2.9
scarletfire65 (1491) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Draft at Kasey’s Tavern. Non deScript aroma with a bit of caramel malts. Tastes like sweet caramel malt, toasted almonds, faint herbal hops. Pretty basic.

2.4
seymour (2093) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a snifter glass. Dark reddish amber with off-white foam, lasting with lace. Reeks of too much Victory malt, diacetyl, nutty astringency. Not good, kinda bland, kinda off. Chose not to drink it all.

3.2
kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Annee pour from draft at Nisie lounge. White head. A little warm. Carmel, earthy, malts. Decent but wouldn't get it again.

3.2
alobar (3879) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Chestnut brown pour with aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and toffee. Toffee, dark fruit flavor with some cinnamon, clove, and chocolate. Overall, a decent beer.

3.6
raymow (1732) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2016
on tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon - a winter warmer that tastes closer to a porter. Not the usual cinnamon and clove flavors of a typical winter warmer. Super dark reddish color.

3.2
ads135 (4923) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2016
A mild winter ale. The spice is understated, a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg, but mostly just Bready malts.


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