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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Winternacht (winter night) captures the rich, roasty flavor enjoyed on the coldest nights. In the authentic German Altbier tradition, Winternacht is top-fermented to impart the character of an ale and cold-conditioned for the smoothness of a lager. Sipping Winternacht’s hearty combination of specialty malts balanced with a slightly aggressive hop presence is a welcom warming from winter’s icy chill.

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3.4
jsquire (4525) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2002
Nice red copper color but almost no head. Berry sweet nose with lots of alcohol. There is a subtle balance of sugar sweet malts and hop bitterness. I’m not sure I taste any roasty notes in here, but I found this bottle in the back of my fridge, where I think it has been since January ’02. The 7% warms you up nicely. I’m glad the air conditioning is on. A nice winter treat, even in August, and a good example of the Alt style.

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austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2002
A tastier alt than the Long Trail Double Bag because the hops are more balanced by malt here. A good brew for a winter night.

3.5
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
With a name like Winternacht, I thought it would be darker. Still good, with a very clear coloring, but something’s missing.

3.2
CAmes (32) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2002
The only decent stuff from Widmer, in my opinion............................

3.8
NationWide (12) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2002
A bit more bitter than I generally prefer, but still a very good strong ale.

3.9
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2002
Nice winter brew. Great roast malt flavor...................................

4.6
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - MAR 3, 2002
Excellent flavor and after-taste. Perfect anytime of the year. ...........

4.1
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2002
very nice, good roasted malt flavor, good looking and tasting brew, perfect for the winter.

4.4
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
By far, the choice for a cold winter night. At 7% Alc, it not only relaxes, but lends a great charecter to the season: Picture a cabin on a frozen lake, with a big bay window, and maybe a stove heater irradiating warmth that only really gets one side of your face - this is the beer you will be holding at that moment!

3.8
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2002
Very good. Probably one of Widmer’s best. I love this stuff because you can get it at any quicky-mart in Portland, no matter how deep in the ghetto. Great beer.


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