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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - October to January.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in October 2006. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and crystal malt with cane sugar added to the copper with Fuggle and Golding hops.
The definitive winter beer and a long-time Young’s favourite, Winter Warmer is a champion cask ale that is an essential warmer during the winter months.
"Rich ruby coloured beer, almost red in bright light. Complex fruity nose with hints of candy. Luscious and full bodied, with a powerful mouth-coating flavour leading to a bittersweet, vinous finish."

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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1173) - ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask. Dark tea beer with a thick offwhite head. Not much of a nose other than a light wheaty malt. Deep malty tastes in the mouth releasing tea, light toffees and a little spiciness. Pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
Cask, the Cockney pub. Dark brown body with lovely dense light brown head. Fruity, sour berries, chocolate, soft and medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2000
I had this one on draught in a London pub. A nice typical, English winter ale, slightly dark, malty, and warming.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Very light aroma. Dark amber colour. Subtle hoppy taste. Very mild aftertaste. Quite drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2008
Cask @ Dirty Dick’s, Liverpool St. Reddish amber with an off white head. Bready malt, apple and caramel in the nose. Taste is much the same, a hint of fruit with sweet bready malts and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (884) - - NOV 23, 2015
Sampled on draught at the Bear in Oxshott. Dark ruby colour with a white head. Sweet, malty aromas with hints of spices. Taste is rich and malty, with notes of Demerara sugar, mild coffee vine fruit and spices. Pleasantly bitter. A really delicious winter beer. Has well-deserved classic status.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
Draft: served at C4 good english hoppy but a bit weak to be a ESB, the feel is almost like butter, and it has a bit of diacityl, ok for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWS9 (678) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Decent ruby brown pour with a slight head. Deep grape, heavy malt backing. Very smooth. Toffee/caramelness for some sweetness. Yeah, nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Cask @ the Clarendon, Leicester. Dark brown colour with cream coloured head. Aroma is very malty. Taste is again malty with a nice full mouthfeel. There is an almost coffee bitterness to finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vladivostok (472) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
This beer has changed fundamentally since the move from Wandsworth; where once the overriding flavour was caramel, it is now roast malt which puts it more in the porter rather than the old ale category. Not a bad beer, but am I alone in prefering the Wandsworth version? Very little aroma.


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