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Wizard's Winter Ale - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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Wizard's Winter AleWizard's Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

126 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-15-2001)
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MrHassellYaHurd

Louisiana

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up during my last trip to WNY. The bottle looks goofy as hell, but you can't judge a book by it's cover, right?

Pours into a pint glass a slightly hazy copper hue with a thick and dense mane of white foam resting atop the rising cascade of effervescence.
The smell is sweet and malty. There are what seem to be the notes of British hop varieties (fuggles, perhaps), and the characteristic sweetness you'd associate with a nice english pale ale. There is also a small hint of something metallic-- a bit off, but nothing terrible.
The taste, while malty and sweet as the nose would suggest, is rather dry compared to what I'd expected from such. There is a bit of harsh assertive carbonic acid behind the gently sweet malt backbone. I'm a bit disappointed in the relatively light body of this beer, as to what I've come to expect from winter beer varieties. It is rather light weight and prickly in texture, though all in all a very decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 03:42:32 | More by MrHassellYaHurd
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a: pretty light golden/amber with a solid proteiny head that takes a long time to go away.

s: hoppy and tangy.

t: a little tart, especially when it warms up. The fruitiness of the hops doesn't survive long.

m: a little too fizzy, but nice and solid for a winter ale.

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S-Malt, way to much malt, some caramel, bland, no spices.

T-Very malty. Tad caramel, wee bit of cinnamon, nothing else.

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Wizard's Winter Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
80 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.