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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Wasatch Winterfest is a rich amber ale with caramel malt flavors and a large hop presence. Brewed with the finest Northwestern pale and caramel malts then generously hopped with Columbus and Amarillo hops. Crafted in the spirit and style of the Sierra Nevada Celebration. Inspiration? "This new seasonal was brewed to warm you through the cold winter months! Our Winterfest Ale makes a wonderful compliment to an epic day on the mountain, and the perfect companion around the fire. It’s our toast to Utah."

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3.1
nimbleprop (8743) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear copper amber with some lacing, off white head. Nose is very muddled, sweet, some brown sugar, some cake icing, some spice, some raisin, some root veg. Flavor is also muddled, sweet and astringent, a little sweet tea, some Splenda, dried apple slices. Slightly tannic finish. All over the place.

2.2
Maltser85 (363) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Not really sure here. Its malty which is . Has some body which is nice. Alcohol isn’t super present, which is nice. Thats about all I can with this one.

2.8
fiveacestx (974) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle - Pours dark but not completely black with a medium head and lacing. Has an aroma of strong tea and is very malty. Medium body and finish.

2.7
DiarmaidBHK (5862) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle from Utah Liquor Store. Pours brown with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. A slight pine note on the tongue. Not much on the tongue. Finishes clean. Really quite boring.

4.1
ads135 (5000) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 20, 2013
This is a pretty good beer. Not particularly spicing, but well balanced and its hold its alcohol well. Some nuttiness, caramel, and mild fruit.

3.4
RobertDale (6842) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Dallas! Just found this one hiding in the refrigerator. Pours reddish brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and fruit. Taste is caramel, dark fruit, malt, spice, and vanilla. Nice.

3.2
AmEricanbrew (6954) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Brilliant copper red color with fleeting tan foam. Tea leaf, spicy caramel, pit fruit aromas. medium body with average co2. lightly sweet caramel, light pit fruit flavors with a tea leaf astringency to balance---not bad.

3.7
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Dark amber pour with red highlights and a lasting light doe head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is light faded hops, caramel, brown sugar, some vanilla, with dark fruit throughout. Flavor is much more dark fruit dominant, with some aromatic malts coming through. Really wasn’t expecting the malt character out of this beer seeing the pour, but was pleasantly surprised. A bit of oxidized hops on the finish rounds things out nicely, without being too flat or papery. Nice beer.

3.9
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Thanks to Douglas88 for this beautiful bottle from Utah. I favor the malty beers so I couldn’t wait to try this. Pours chestnut brown with red highlights and a frothy tan head that lazily fell off to a thick cap and some big splotchy lace. With this beer the nose finds you. Exciting with a bit of pine up front, ripe fruit, orange, bread and caramel. Malt is very round and approaches chocolate but artfully stops right before. It intrigues. Opens up sweet with plenty of toffee and grain but never becomes chewy. Hops are gentle but firm with light floral and the very faintest hay and dank. Taste is big crusty bread, so much malt but so damn smooth and the sweetness downplayed on the palate. Hops are gentle and give their touch of herbal and bitter then leave crisp with plenty of dryness and bitter in the finish. This was a very impressive seasonal that was gracious and engaging. Vivacious with malt character it let the hops ride in the backseat and completely won me over with every sip. Fat but drank friendly. Terrific!

4.7
ronaldtheriot (1991) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Wasatch Winterfest has a thick, frothy, tan head, a clear, reddish-brown appearance, bubble streams, and a lot of heavy, splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of fruit and brown bread crust. Taste is the same, with caramel, toffee, and a very nice, pleasant hop bitterness coming in at the middle and staying through the end. Mouthfeel is medium to full, and Wasatch Winterfest finishes mostly dry, smooth, and delicious. The alcohol warmth kicks in in the throat and stomach as one drinks it down. This is the best winter seasonal I think I’ve ever tried. I rate it quite high. Get some! RJT


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