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Red Racer Winter Ale - Central City Brewers + Distillers

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Red Racer Winter AleRed Racer Winter Ale

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very good

27 Reviews
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Reviews: 27
Hads: 41
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 13
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Hornet2003 on 12-13-2008

Big, malty, and brewed to keep you warm through the long dark days of a west coast winter. This complex amber ale has vanilla and maple syrup undertones, with a warm, spicy finish. Best enjoyed when only partially chilled.
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3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was lucky to find a six pack of this in May as it didn't show up at many stores. This is a cross between a Scotch Ale and a winter warmer. Nice and full flavoured with a malt forward taste. There are some spices on the finish but mostly this is a slightly sweet winter beer with a nice balance ( after it warms up up you can taste and smell the hops). Like all the other Central beers this is really well made and very drinkable.

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4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber colour with a creamy white head.

Smell: Spicy nose with cloves, vanilla and cinnamon being the dominant aromas.

Taste: This beer has a great malty sweetness, some alcohol presence as well as a distinct nuttiness. Great spicy character just warms you right up. Cinnamon and clove are the dominant flavours. The alcohol provides a candy sweetness that makes this beer a treat to savour.

Mouthfeel: I gave it a 3.5 because the carbonation was a little too low but there was a great creaminess that I come to really enjoy in a winter warmer. There is a slight alcohol burn as well but very subtle.

Drinkability: As with most of Central City's beers, this is very drinkable. I could polish off a few pints and be happy...Very happy. This stuff is pretty strong at 7% alc/vol.

Overall: A great treat of a winter warmer. This beer reminds me somewhat of Howe Sound's Father John's Winter Ale. Except this one has a much fuller flavour and mouthfeel. Very nice!

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Red Racer Winter Ale from Central City Brewers + Distillers
88 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.