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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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3.9
LilBeerDoctor (4215) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a small head. Aroma of citrus hops and grapefruit. Flavor is rather hoppy but blends nicely with sweet caramel malt. Very nice, more like an IPA than an ASA or a winter ale for that matter. Yum!
8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

3.9
jake65 (4003) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle: Pours a light amber color with an ample sandy head. Lots of sticky lacing. Nose is sweet, caramel and citrus with light florals. Tastes bold with citrus hops, caramel, and again, light florals. Lingering bitters in the tail. Very well balanced, smooth, and just plain enjoyable.

3.9
mikey (508) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Pours a nice mahogany color with a rich tan head. The nose is blend of hop and malt aromas. Caramel/toffee and citrus pine. The taste starts with caramel & toffee with grapefruit and pine. A little spice in the end. Both hops and malt show nicely and blend together well. It has a bittering, dry finish.

Full-bodied with moderate to strong carbonation. The Alcohol is well-hidden. Just a great malty/hoppy beer. Hits the spot.

3.9
dabeerguy (17) - Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Winerfest types don’t usually get much play from me with a few exceptions but this seasonal from Utah (yeah Utah!) is killer. Aroma of piney / spruce hops and nutty malts develops right away. Nice bite of hops on the first taste continues to the end with a nice finish. A west coast hoppy profile for sure. Sierra Celebration (one of my all time favorites) with more malt background.

3.9
beernutmark (2) - Utah, USA - DEC 3, 2010 does not count
A great winter ipa. Toffee and burnt sugar flavors countered by pine hop character. Nice alcohol warmth. Slightly sweet but not cloying.

3.9
Sledutah (7888) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2010
12oz bottle from the state wine store

Appearance: Dark clear copper/brown with a nice sized beige head and lots of sticky lacing

Aroma: Grapefruit and floral

Taste: Caramel malts, grapefruit with some bitter pine in the finish

A nice Winter beer.

3.9
Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 4, 2011
Dark amber color, nice tan head. Lovely floral hop essence and bready malts in the nose. The hops give a resiny coating to the tongue followed by a malt sweetness cut by a mellow bitterness. Really a quite unique beer, perfect for the cold Utah Winter nights.

3.9
doublebock (558) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Clear ruby-brown color with thick white foam. Piney aroma with orange peel. Light malty taste with orange oil, ginger and a spicy hoppy finish

3.9
highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours deep dark crimson with off white head. Nice aroma of vanilla and hops. Flavor is a nice malt presence with a good bit of hops. Really nice balance. Finish is not so much hops but a spicy malt finish. Nice beer.

3.9
EdInSaltLake (748) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Caramel malt, with Orange-ish fruity, spicy, and "dank" hops. Bitter aftertaste.


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