Winter Warmer - Upland Brewing Company
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Reviews by kzoobrew:
4/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Eric for the bottle. Cheers!
Pours a clean and clear glowing ruby color. Two finger eggshell colored head is set atop. The head diminishes ever so slowly. Solid sheet of lacing left clinging to the walls of the glass.
Bright and warm bready malt greets the nose. The warmth of the malt combine with sweet raisin and brown sugar aroma makes for an appropriate winter beer. Caramel and soft molasses provide pleasant secondary scents. Subtle hop presence in the nose. Hints of citrus and earthy characteristics.
Sweet caramel flavor lays heavy on the tongue out of the glass. Bits of citrus and floral hops flavor lies just behind. Warm breadiness develops on the midpalate, providing a pleasant contrast to the flavors appearing on the front of the palate. Bits of brown sugar and raisin are left lingering on the back of the tongue.
Full bodied beer, carbonation is on the low end of moderate. Slightly slick feel on the tongue, a bit of a chewy texture. The finish is long, as any good barleywine should be.
Is Upland Winter Warmer one of the best Barleywines you can find? No, definitely not. It is very enjoyable however. Excellent "everyday" Barleywine if there is such a thing. Great flavor, very drinkable, with an ABV that will keep you up right a bit longer. Worth checking out.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2011 23:10:27 | More by kzoobrew
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
a - poured a two-fingers thick creamy tan head into a snifter that left great lacing and a thick sheet throughout. the body was a bright mahogany color.
s - caramel and toffee with some piney hops underneath.
t - big malty flavors with a hint of hops. a little heat in the finish.
m - bubbly and dry.
o - had some high points but overall it seemed a little conflicted.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 21:33:11 | More by GPHarris
Winter Warmer from Upland Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.