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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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3.2
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Clear copper body with medium, light-tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel tinged with nice spiciness and perhaps banana. Sweet maltiness is dominant, also some floral hoppiness. Minimally bitter in the swallow and aftertaste, but even then there's more sweetness than bitterness. I'm missing the roastiness that's supposed to be here.

3.8
Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2001
brown colour, few head, roasted, full-bodied, very malty....................

3.2
slowrunner77 (12581) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"a very good alt, but barely average as far as what’s offered as winter seasonals...but i don’t even know if they make it anymore. Brrr and snow plow are both better options anyway. nice malty, nuttiness, but not too exciting."

3.5
JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - APR 22, 2003
Acajou colour. Orangey head, slight. Cookie dough, apple pie; later hops-grassy/herbal. Very roasted-bitter taste, hops too. Very rich mouthfeel indeed. Alcoholburn – would have guessed 7 ABW, instead of ABV. Bittereffect doesn’t last long. Overall: yeah. This is where it halts. It is roasted, it is rich, and hoppy – and not very characterfull.

3.1
bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Draft. Dark ruby color with little aroma. This is a medium body but somewhat malty tasting beer that's easy to drink. Slightly roasty and some hops, but nothing spectacular.

3.4
3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2006 Pours rich brown (the picture on the left is inaccurate). Smells of roasted nuts and cranberries? Taste is very strong and full, similar to Jubelale in it’s fruity fullness. Finish is full and long, but not dry.

2.7
Ernest (7786) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted light bread), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Whimpering simple aroma and somewhat unbalanced flavor profile (too sweet), even judged as an altbier (on or off steroids), so I'm calling this one's bluff. The mouthfeel is the best thing about it.

3.6
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2003 Nice floral aroma, slight hop presence with pineish notes. Dark brown with good lacing. Nice sweet bitterness and balance, very smooth.

4.3
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Medium brown color, small head, Malty aroma. Medium bodied alt. Slightly sweet malty flavor. Nice hop bite. Well balanced. Very tasty. A great winter beer. 7% alcohol not noticeable in the taste, but it warms you up quick. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Try this one, not only is it an excellent beer, but it’s an excellent example of style.

3.7
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Pours a nice dark amber color. Aromas of burnt malts, dark fruit, and some spice. Flavors of caramel, a touch a chocolate and nutmeg?. I can feel the alcohol in this one.


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