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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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SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2005 Pours very dark with a fluffy light head that subsides quickly. Aroma is lightly hoppy. A bitter aftertaste is the best part of a less then average flavor.

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KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Brown, clear with a reddish tint. Hints of coffee, carmel, cherry, prune and licorice. OK, but not one of my favorite winter ales.

3
RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2005
A bit thin and watered down on the tongue. Has notes of chocolate, roasted caramel sweetness, and toffee, but also thin and disappointing.

3
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Dark brown color, spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon (?), some chocolate in the finish. On the thin side.

3
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Deep amber with an off white head. Aroma is roasted malt with an odd note (spice?). Roasted caramel flavor. A bit sweet. Nice hop finish.

3
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2006
This beer poured a dark reddish-brown. There was a light tan head which was retained well. This beer smelled faintly of dark malt and coffee. When I took a sip, I got faint coffee notes with an aftertaste of chocolate. It is a bit subtle, but quite pleasant. Mouthfeel of this beer is (like the taste) understated. It isn’t watery; its substantial without being overly sticky. Drinkability is OK; I’d have another two of these.

3
kyzr (1593) - Montana, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Dark pour with off-brown head. Light hint of coffee. Up front has a toasted malt with a lot of carbination that is followed by a light touch of hops.

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redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Very dark brown color with a small off-white head. A toasted caramel malt aroma, porter-like. A touch of clove in the taste with a bitterness up front. Mild aftertaste, not cloying. Average.

3
Pinball (12238) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
clear amber, small offwhite head. mild aroma, slightly fruity hoppy. flavor is berries, herbal bitterness, bitter and slightly fruity sweet brew.

3
pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
My bottle is older, my label is the older label. small head small lacing, nice caramel color, smell of malt, nut and caramel. smooth taste, slightly spicy, medium body not to much carbonation, malty and caramel finish, easy drinking.


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