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Christian Moerlein Christkindl Winter Warmer - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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Christian Moerlein Christkindl Winter WarmerChristian Moerlein Christkindl Winter Warmer

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BA SCORE
84
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98 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.95% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pwoods on 11-13-2007)
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3/5  rDev -20%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

meanmutt, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of schnell
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%

A friend bought over a six of Winter Warmer for New Years. I had not heard of the brewery let alone the beer. I sat on the six for a few weeks and tried it over the weekend.

There are few winter beers that grab me. Great Lakes Xmas and Sierra Nevada Celebration are my standbys. Over the past month or so I have been really into Flying Dog Ragging Bitch. As a result, my I quickly picked up some of the belgium qualities in this beer, which was unexpected. Also unexpected was the APV. I drank a bottle and had to look up the value on the Advisor since it ws stronger then I expected.

Overall,It is pretty decent though I probably won't go out of my way to buy it.

schnell, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of KMcG
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

A: The beer pours with a nice frothy off-white head of about 1-2 fingers high. The head dissipates to some lace remnants topping the beer, which has a copper-brown color.

S: Fruity. I can smell cherry and plum, but there is a distinctive Belgian character to the aroma, which I find strange considering the brewery is known for german styles. The malts dominate the nose that give it the sweet fruity tone, but there are some spices that make it quite warm.

T: I get a very Belgian quality to the taste as well. It is heavy on the malts, which almost gives this a tripel quality, but with some spice, hints of chocolate, and peppery pop. Not what I expected, but I prefer this over more typical winter ales that are overly spicy with cinnamon, cloves, etc. Hops come on the finish. It has very dry finish.

M: This ale has a big body with carbonation on the fine end, but an ample amount.

Overall, I'd recommend this for a winter warming experience.

KMcG, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass. Stamped 29411.

A: Typical look -- a finger and a half of creamy head fades quickly, leaving slight lacing. The beer is brownish red and clear, although in this case, not completely so.

S: It smells faintly medicinal/phenolic. It's not entirely pleasant. faintly Belgian? Maybe some hops.

T: It tastes better than it smells. Still slightly phenolic, but with a balanced maintaste full of spiced malt and slightly citrusy hops. The endtaste has some distant chocolate.

M: Substantial and pleasing.

O: A good winter warmer. Recommended. Might have again. (I lost the will to review somewhere around Taste...my apologies.)

AgentMunky, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of south33
4/5  rDev +6.7%

south33, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%

A - Pours a bit of a dark amber, light around the sides, dark in the middle, 1 finger off-white head.

S - Caramel and toasted malts, a bit of vanilla, a hint of dark fruit.

T - A bit spicier, not so much cinnamon, but allspice, nutmeg, and cloves. Pretty sweet in the middle that fades into a bit of nut and bitter.

M - Fairly smooth, decently carbonated, leaves the mouth a little dry.

Overall - A decent winter warmer, I've had much better, but I've had worse. Decent representation of the style here. Nothing really pronounced in this beer or anything.

BeerBuckeye, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Bubbalito, Jan 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Extrajoker00, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of rangerred
2.35/5  rDev -37.3%

Served on tap.

Arrived a dark copper with a thin off-white head. The aroma was overwhelmingly belgian. A lot of banana and clove with maybe a touch of maltiness. Thought I was drinking a witbier.

The flavor was much like the smell. A lot of banana and not a whole lot of malt character. There was a moderate bitterness that came in towards the finish. I didn't really detect any spices or anything that would make this a winter warmer. I seriously thought this beer was a dunkelweizen.

rangerred, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours a clean copper to reddish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, spicy, cinnamon and a mellow chocolate like presence. In the taste, mellow chocolate with a menacing cinnamon like spice, but not abrasive. A small bite in the end, but mainly smooth and a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry mellow cinnamon and chocolate in the aftertaste. Was not expecting flavors like that, tasty and different.

OWSLEY069, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of wagner617
4/5  rDev +6.7%

wagner617, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Merles
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Merles, Dec 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20%

sharpa17, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

jaidenjb, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of mfigueroa713
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Pours a dark amber color with two fingers of head. Spice smell is not really present. Taste is smooth and sweat with a great hops after taste. Alcohol taste can not be detected but this is a fairly strong beer.

Overall I would definitively recommend this beer. An excellent addition two our winter selections.

mfigueroa713, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of bsp77
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Murky dark orange with thin off-white head.

Smell: Strange fruitiness that is almost Belgian (but I like it). Also, notes of citrus, spices and caramel.

Taste: Fairly sweet and fruity, with caramel, plum and figs. Tastes somewhat like overripe fruits. Finish is slightly bitter, with citrus, pine and some spiciness.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body. Finish is somewhat dry but also a little strange.

Overall: This is a little bit of an odd one, as it doesn't seem to be a typical English Strong Ale. A little overripe and Belgian-like, but I like it quite a bit overall.

bsp77, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

Muddybumpers, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

1Adam12, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of keeganfrank
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%

Dark copper liquid that pours with a fluffy head with nice retention. Plenty of lacing as the fluid level goes down. Aromas of pine, spices and apricot. Tastes of spice and citrus with some smoky caramel notes. This is a perfect quiet-night-by-the-fire beer.

keeganfrank, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

mcorwin, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

markwillus, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of JustinAniello
2.83/5  rDev -24.5%

A - Poured nut brown with a one finger head. Dissipates to a nice lacing that sticks to the sides.

S - Light malt and spice aromas, a little bit of an odd smell in there, almost like silly putty.

T - Tastes much like it smells, mostly sweet malts and spice. Still, there is something off in it, like a plastic, though not as bad as the smell. Light hop bitterness in the background as well.

M - Light body with medium carbonation, decent for the style. Sticks to your mouth as well.

O - Not a bad beer, but something is just off with the flavor and aroma. If that oddity was gone, this would probably be pretty good. Would certainly not buy again.

JustinAniello, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of ClassicBrad
4/5  rDev +6.7%

ClassicBrad, Nov 16, 2011
Christian Moerlein Christkindl Winter Warmer from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.