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Wintertime Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Wintertime AleWintertime Ale

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 4
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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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Mtooman, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of bnes09
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

bnes09, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

TheBeerAlmanac, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

nitter, Dec 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

wildcatboy, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

mikepcarney, Dec 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Extrajoker00, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

OHBridgeGuy, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Pillowburn, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Troville1990
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Troville1990, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -15.3%

ejimhof, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Noonan425
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Noonan425, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of TwelveOunces
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

TwelveOunces, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Falcone
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Falcone, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

MacStinson, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of chinchill
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.

chinchill, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

LJWalker, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of dalepryor
3/5  rDev -15.3%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
Photo of alelover
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

alelover, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of shick1
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

shick1, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
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!

schoolboy, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of esdeebrew
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

esdeebrew, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of ColdPoncho
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.

ColdPoncho, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of beer2day
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.

beer2day, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of freewill35
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

freewill35, Jan 19, 2013
Wintertime Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.