ronaldtheriot (1993) - 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
beardedjack (3) - Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2010 does not count
this is my favorite local winter seasonal beer. at 7.1 abv you would think it would be a malty, spicy mess but it is most definitely not. i pours dark brown light lacing with a tan head that dissipates but not completely. the aroma is prune caramel with pine and maple. it hits your pallet with a nice carbonation and a somewhat clean bitterness. the taste is pleasantly hop forward bitter with balanced sweetness, similar to the nose, slightly pine and caramel. you should try this beer! johnroblawson (56) - Ames, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Berry aroma, very nice! Out of a bottle (not my choice...) so no idea about appearance. Immediate grape and malt flavour with caramel followed by a strong hoppy finish. The wife described it tasting like a ski cabin and I can understand that. Not my usual style but complex. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Thanks to Douglas88. 12oz twist-off bottle. 7.1%ABV. Pours a reddish \ brown color. Foamy light brown head. Smells like a well hopped American BarleyWine. Heavenly! Deep roasted malts. Chocolate malts and floral hops. Chocolate and pine, who doesn’t like winter? Flavor is a bold, chocolate malt character. Sweet toast. Sweet molasses boldness sticks out the most. All followed by a sharp hop. Adding the bitterness that lingers on the palate. This beer is just begging for some one to love it. It might be me. Although you never want to show all of your cards, being afraid you may not receive the same as what you are looking for. It has a great flavor. A sticky, syrupy malt character. Perfectly balanced with a hop bitterness. Not to strong. ABV is just where it needs to be, to be enjoyed. An ideal holiday ale. Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 31, 2008
12 oz bottle, again from my favorite beer babe blindeyedbetty, who is far too generous. Clear dark amber with a big tan head that dissipates rapidly. Nose is fantastic - a bouquet of hops, cirtusy and lightly earthy, backed up by some solid caramel. Nice drippy lace. Excellent mouthfeel, smooth and soft, which offsets the citrus well. Sweet flavors of grapefruit and caramel, nice herbal bite. This. Is. GOOD.
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
Awsome winterfest! Really gives the northwest a run for it’s money. Nice dark pour. Good beer hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - OCT 16, 2012
bottle. pours a dark amber, off-white head. nose is notes of caramel and hop. mouth is caramel amber malt toasty warm and equally good backing of hop flavor and bitters . nice on the lighter side winter brew, good. ads135 (5021) - 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. nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle at Wasatch Brew Pub. For my money, this and Uinta Anniversary Barleywine are the best Utah has to offer. Medium- to dark-brown color with tan head. Hoppy and spicy aroma. Flavor is caramel malt, some roastiness, spices, coffee, maple, and hops on the finish. Very tasty and satisfying. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks douglas88! - Pours amber with a large, tan head...aroma is malty, fruity caramel, and grapefruit peel...flavour is bitter hop resin tempered with a malty, but not too sweet finish...nice body, lingering pleasant bitterness...that was a terrific surprise!