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Wintertime Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Wintertime AleWintertime Ale

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81
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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-11-2001)
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Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

12-22-2013 01:52:28 | More by wildcatboy
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

12-14-2013 22:58:04 | More by mikepcarney
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-07-2013 21:40:05 | More by Extrajoker00
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OHBridgeGuy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-07-2013 12:44:51 | More by OHBridgeGuy
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Pillowburn

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-05-2013 22:22:10 | More by Pillowburn
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-30-2013 04:54:03 | More by Troville1990
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-20-2013 02:28:47 | More by ejimhof
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Noonan425

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

11-17-2013 03:35:03 | More by Noonan425
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-17-2013 02:58:45 | More by TwelveOunces
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-14-2013 07:44:04 | More by Falcone
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-08-2013 16:45:27 | More by MacStinson
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Pour is medium red-brown, clear, with a tan head that soon settles to a partial coat but continues to leave a nice coat of lacing on the glass with each tilt.
Feel: near medium body seems too thin. Medium+ carbonation seems a bit too high.
Initially appealing aroma declined with warming. Surprisingly, some similarity to a Belgian dubbel but not the same. Rather nutty for one thing. More hops too.

O: a bit too weak and too thin for a Winter warmer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 02:07:19 | More by chinchill
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-21-2013 15:32:08 | More by LJWalker
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-07-2013 21:25:18 | More by dalepryor
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alelover

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-16-2013 22:07:56 | More by alelover
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shick1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

03-11-2013 15:47:35 | More by shick1
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This winter warmer has waited until now to grace myself with tis presence. I'm glad I waited. It seems just right. My guess is that most of this that got drank was a bit rough around the edges, but this one tastes just right. It's just like home brew - the last one tastes the best.

This one pours dark, like so many of these, but uninteresting. The aroma is nice - a precursor of the nice well balanced taste. It lingers as it should. This is a very well behaved brew

Good bye, winter!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 20:32:00 | More by schoolboy
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esdeebrew

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

02-27-2013 22:49:35 | More by esdeebrew
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Been curious about this since I saw it for the first time a few months ago, pulled the trigger on a single. It was a big day for me.

A - Medium garnet body, quite clear, a big tan head with good staying power.

S - Heavy on caramel and dark fruits. This is English Barleywine territory. Malt forward, maybe fruitcake? A little one-dimensional, but nice job.

T - Surprisingly bitter, but its got a nice deeply roasted malt character as well. An interesting malt dimension and hop pairing. It's pretty complex. This is nice. A little weird, but nice.

M - drying, full-bodied.

O - this beer is kind of strange, it seems to span several styles (winter warmer, english barleywine, amber ale) and its flavor profile is not really traditional as far as I can tell, but i think it's interesting and good.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 04:03:01 | More by ColdPoncho
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Do not see this listed on the North Coast web page anymore.

Pours a dark orange with a good bit of red there too. 1/2 finger of tan head. Very faint retention and thin lace strands.

Nose is spice and dark fruit. Fruitcake comes to mind, but without the sweetness. Nutmeg and allspice, with figs, prunes, and a touch of raisin. Understated, though.

Flavor is thinner than expected. The same fruit and spice is there as in the nose. Fig/raisin combo with more allspice than nutmeg. A hint of cinnamon. Very mild finish. Nice, but not memorable.

Feel is a bit on the thin side as well. Some thickness from the fruit, but not as much as expected.

Overall, nice enough for the style but not one I'd get again.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 02:04:38 | More by beer2day
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freewill35

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-19-2013 00:05:38 | More by freewill35
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Nunya

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-04-2013 00:47:36 | More by Nunya
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

01-03-2013 01:33:57 | More by Lukass
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, spices, a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice. In the taste, big spices, but primarily nutmeg. A spice like bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry nutmeg, clove, and ginger in the aftertaste. Quite nice, but a bit too much spice for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 18:15:25 | More by OWSLEY069
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

12-29-2012 01:54:04 | More by Blueribbon666
Wintertime Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.