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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Well, the temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter. You know what that means dont you? Its time for our WINTER BREW A full-bodied, high-octane brew capped off with our use of cinnamon and mace. This beer will warm you all the way to your bones. Brewed only one day a year. We only bottle 4200 liters, 550 12 oz. cases, and a handful of kegs, so get it while you can.

Malt: 2 Row, Munich, Chocolate, Black, 30/37 Carastan, 70/80 Crystal, Spice, Cinnamon, Mace

Hops: Centennial, Golding

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2805) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Pours black in color with a nice off white head. Roast barely and fruity berry aroma and taste. Notes: Bottle from Bryce (Jan 17).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4146) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Pour is a dark porter brown with a large tan head. Aroma is some holiday spice but there is more of a roasted malt taking over. Flavor is a burnt malt with bit of sweetness and again the spices are very minor. This is definitely not a spiced winter warmer. This is more porter with a small spice addition to make it a little more interesting. I kind of wanted a little more spice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3293) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Decent winter beer. Aroma was all spices. Cinnamon and pine. Pour was a deep dark brown with a red hue. No head. Taste was thin and one dimensional. Spices were Big with a gingerbread finish. Not terrible but terribly predictable. Good carbonation

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lownote (556) - Austin, Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Pours nearly black with little to no tan head. Clear with some red highlights against a light. Low aroma. Malt dominates. Flavor is spicy. Cinnamon, with something kind of smoke like. Looking at the recipe I assume thats mace, but that doesnt seem right. Some alcohol warmth. Very thin body. Drinkable if it wasnt so big. The smoke thing kind of overpowers the malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2453) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2016
This is a malt bomb. But enjoyable. Lots of grain cinnamon at first. A nice beer if you don't want a winter warmer. Thin fading head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7161) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Sampled on draft at Houghs this beer poured a dark brown color with faint orange highlights and a medium sized foamy dark tan head that left good lacing. The aroma was sweetish with notes of nut and toffee followed by a bit of dark fruit. The flavor was nutty and woody with a hint of nutmeg. Medium length finish. Medium body. Alcohol well contained. Decent but I was disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty aroma. Roast malt/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great hops.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubblehouse (1415) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Definitely has a winter beer flavor to it. It was good but nothing really special about it.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (4058) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2016
This stuff is not exactly fantastic. Its brown and mostly headless. Its kinda sweet w/ sort of a brackish smokey roasted quality and a bunch of wintery spices sort of awkwardly thrown over the top of it. I wouldnt call this completely terrible but it is sort of gross and heavy to drink so I am glad I only got one of them.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (1410) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Has a great aroma of spices, cinnamon, grains, and hops. A great taste of cinnamon, other spices, hops, and some dry malts. A dry aftertaste from the grains and spices.


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