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Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston’s)
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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3.6
Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2003
Cask Conditioned, at The Lamb, Leadenhall, Market, London.
Dark brown, with a rich mahogany shimmer. Sweet aroma, with a sweet and bitter flavour. Full and well rounded on the palate, it certainly does warm the blood. Roasted caramel and Christmas spice become apparent towards the end. This pub is in the CAMRA good pub guide and probably has the best selection of Young’s beers of any Young’s pubs listed in London. Make sure you stop in for 10-15 rates.

3.6
MiP (15981) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 Cask. Nice, creamy head and palate. Dark chestnut colour. Malty and full-flavoured. Sour/bitter aftertaste.

3.6
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Britannia - Euston Station. A ruby-russet coloured bitter with a spices and raisins aroma. The taste is Christmassy with full malty tastes including raisins and nutmeg. A damn fine beer in its purest (cask) form. Score 4.0
Subsequent rating scored 3.2. Average becomes 3.6

3.6
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2005
Cask @ brewery tap: Dark ruby in colour with a lasting tan head. Sweet fruity flavour, suprisingly inoffensive. Not very warming but still quite tasty and fresh. Smooth body. Nice.

3.6
berkshirejohn (6689) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2007
Cask at the Thatched House, London W11.Reddish chestnut body with a beige head; earthy malt aromas; nutty and fruity flavours, full and smooth; short strong bitter burst and then a sweetish finish.

3.6
Fin (10974) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2008
Cask at the Kings Arms, Holywell Street, Oxford 20-02-08 Oxford City CAMRA meeting Dark amber colour with some fruit and nut’s on the aroma. This was quite fruity and nutty in the mouth as well and rather enjoyable served in very good nick, lovely beer.

3.6
mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
[2712-20100119] Cask. Nice toasted weed malt aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown red body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Little charred bitter wood malt flavour. Medium-full body. Great brew, in great shape too.

(@ Royal Oak; near Victoria Station, London)

3.6
rosenbergh (11871) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2011
Cask at the Buck’s Head, Little Wymondley, Stevenage, England.

Dark reddish brown colour with small off-white head.
Sweetness, dark fruits, toasted malt, some spices and some liquorice in aroma. Flavour is sugar, dark fruits, molasses, mild hops, toasted malt and some spices.

3.6
BeerNinjaUK (488) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Legacy rating. Pint at the Blue Boar in Aldbourne during their winter beer festival last year. Fruity and full-bodied with a good balance between the bitterness and sweetness. Great winter seasonal.

3.6
Davros IX (534) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2017
Cask at the Fox & Anchor. A deep dark brown in the glass with a minimal head. This was an old fashioned winter warmer that was very simple in its flavour profile with plenty of malt and a strong hit of caramel. There was a lot of flavour for a 5% beer, but in no way sessionable. Once again I come away from drinking a Young's beer mulling on its simplicity and trying to work out if that is a good or a bad thing.


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