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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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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.

3
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 wouldn’t drink more than one.

3
hondajunkie (90) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from Winter Sampler 12 pk. Pours a dark, coffee like brown with a 2 finger dark khaki head with some decent lacing. Has aromas of cereal grains, a subtle hint of toffee, touch of pine. Medium carbonation on the tongue if roasted malt, touch of spice with a smooth creamy texture. Aromas and flavors more pronounced as the beer warmed up. Good beer.

3
Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at Pizza Luce. Red brown with a thin off-white head. Caramel, bread, and light mineral aromas. Quite sweet with mineral bitterness. Lighter body with a watery feel. Typical malty sweet beer.

3
vandc01 (416) - North Branch, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Carmel notes and malty. Had over Christmas with family. Wouldn’t need to have it again

3
BeerRenter76 (1015) - 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
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Dark red color, no real head. A little chocolate flavor, a little spice. Nothing special.

2.9
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2003
So my impression of this brewer is that they make very pretty brews where the loveliness tends to be skin deep. This one is remarkably unremarkable, save for the odd confluence of candy and burnt bark.

2.9
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Aroma: Kind of smells like cleaning supplies or rubbing alcohol with a bit of carmel and chocolate malts mixed in. Appearance: Dark brown, reddish with a small head. Flavor: Kind of watery, dry, and burnt tasting with slight chocolate and coffee flavors. Palate: Smooth with a bit of a harsh aftertaste, slightly carbonated like soda. Overall: Not very good wouldn't buy it again.

2.9
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Jay and i agreed that it smells like paste. Cola brown, thick body. Caramelly, scotchy, malty brew with hints of toffee and a very dry finish.


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