Wintertime Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-11-2001)
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Photo of Yancey82
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this winter warmer from North Coast. The beer poured a clear rich amber with nice head that is lacing. Scent is bland but the taste is a nice balance between malt hop and spice. The body is medium with subtle carbonation. Overall.....YUMMY!

Photo of jzlyo
3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is caramel malts and spices/a small hint of heat. The flavor is caramel/caramel malts, spices, oily and a mix of sour, tart and a hint of heat in the finish.

Photo of EdFed
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayKay412
2.64/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I did not like it.

Photo of McMatt7
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. A new winter seasonal to me from North Coast Brewing Co., acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Simple minimalist label art; no abv listed on the bottle anywhere.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a dark rubyish chestnut body with about a finger of creamy khaki head with good staying power. Leaves lots of good sticky lacing behind. Looks very nice.

S - The aroma is simple, but pleasant. Bready caramel / toffee malts, herbal tea leaves, subtle notes of vanilla, and a fruity hop presence reminiscent of berries and jelly. Not a terribly powerful aroma, but it's nice.

T - Taste follows the nose: light roast / nutty caramel malt presence steals the show, with some mild fruity / herbal hop content coming into play. Not a whole lot going on, but the quality of the ingredients shows, and it goes down nice and easy.

M - The feel is a bit on the thin / watery side, but it's smooth, crisp, and easy-drinking.

Overall, an average, but enjoyable winter warmer offering from North Coast. Probably not one I would return to again often, but it was a pleasant surprise.

North Coast Wintertime Ale -----3.5/5

Photo of dren74
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of rapayn01
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

I think the abv is 5.3%. I don't usually drink this style, but I gave it a chance because of its low abv and seasonal novelty. It tilts to the malty side, though not over-the-top with spices.

Photo of Bernie_Mizer
2.96/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of BigJim5021
3.15/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Brams17
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BamfBacon
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ale pours a rick mahogany reddish brown with light tan head and great lacing. Nose of bread, light sweet caramel notes, and an earthy woody like aroma. Taste is light bittering hop up front mingling with caramel malts on the back and sides. Decent carbonation gives a lively mouthfeel. As labeled a winter ale it is more of an ESB. That said, so many winter ales beat you to death with spices and vegetable matter like pumpkin or yam, that it can be nice to just have a good beer that does not crash ones senses, this is a good beer, not great, but very good.

Photo of sweemzander
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a deep and dark mahogany brown color. Produced a lovely cap of off-white froth. Great retention and lacing.

(S)- A rich spicy body. Quite woody / bark-like with a hefty bitterness aroma-wise. Subtle sweetness.

(T)- Very very nutty with an almond/walnuts. Relatively dry with a subtle spice and minimally sweet.

(M)- A good carbonation level. It is just kind of mild-medium across the board. The nutty flavors are nice, but just not alot going on. Neither bitter or sweet; neutral?

(O)- With all of the winter seasonals that are out with bold and dynamic flavors, this one is easily forgettable for me.

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of RCLOHR267
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mpayne5
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of beerme626
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Mtooman
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of bnes09
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark bronze color. Ivory colored head with good retention and a few lace spots.

Spicy, malty, nutty aroma.

Mildly roasted malt character suggesting almonds and toast. Hint of caramel. Subtle nutmeg spice. Herbal hop. Well balanced.

Medium bodied. Sharp carbonation. Smooth feel and dry finish.

Good winter ale. I like how the spices are not overpowered.

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Wintertime Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.