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Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston's)
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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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3.5
MissPxx (991) - 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

3.5
AshtonMcCobb (7029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
On tap at the Guildford Arms. Appearance - a lovely red to toffee colour nice head. Beautiful. Nose - biscuits and spice. Some herby or pine notes too but subtle. Taste - a more intense version of the nose. Palate - medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a fairly elegant finish. Overall - I like this but would classify as an ESB.

3.5
Cimbasso (1056) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

3.5
explosivedog (1832) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2018
On handpull at the Trinity Arms in Brixton. Pours red brown. Caramel, biscuit, dried fruit. Very drinkable.

3.4
Mads Langtved (2240) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
Strawberry flavour. Slightly acidic. Malty sweet finish. A nice warming brew, with a fruity touch.

3.4
RoyceH (1200) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 15, 2006
Appearance good dark ruby, thin light tan head. Aroma is smooth, some kind of acidic attack in the nose, hoppy, quite a bit of malt. Flavour is biscuity, malty, hint of sour hops, no alcohol present in the mouth. Little bit harsh on the palate. All in all, quite good.

3.4
Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2007
Cask, Chr. firtal, Odense: Dark brown with little off white bubbly head. low to no carbonation. Malty sweet dominants. Nuts/caramel. Though the body is thin it has a Silky smooth texture/mouthfeel. Hard to spot the hops. Enjoyable!

3.4
BeerViking (5132) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2010 Re-rated for the 2009/10 version: Cask/handpump at the Express in Brentford. A deep red with a coarse off-white head, aromas of chocolate and dried fruit are followed by a roast malty and dry/sweet body, with a drying finish and hints of orange. Very nice, but not as satisfying as in previous years. 2008/9 version: Cask/handpump at the Old Ship in Richmond upon Thames. Dark ruby with a thin but tight beige head. The aroma is fruity with hints of plums, demerara and lemons and just a touch of yeast. Very full-bodied with a rich yet drying and almost nutty palate. Big satisfying treacle and hops aftertaste. 7/4/8/4/16

3.4
DruncanVeasey (8429) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Cask, The Marquess of Anglesey, Covent Garden, 12/12/15. Pale red with a shrinking off white top. Nose orange peel, pine cones and fresh-pinched Fuggles. Alt-like with crushed nuts, bread and a discreet orange peel and red apple fruitiness on the belch. Almond and cashew linger. Fine advert for dull old school cask English if you’re a bit jaded by designer freezing cold keg that tastes of shower gel. Highly likeable.

3.3
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2004
Cask at Crosse Keys, London. Red dark brown with white head. Fairly sweet with caramel flavour and hoppy. A bit thin for the strength and style.


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