Winter Ale - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: TheBierBand on 02-01-2008)
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3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.11/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with white/yellow head. Aroma of sugary malts and a bit of booze. In the taste, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and nutty malts. Low bitterness and even balance. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Drinks easily given the strength. Overall a great beer, really tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of buschbeer
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is a ruddy brown with rust highlights. An inch of mocha head tops it.

S - I get some caramel malt, but it is complimented by some cocoa and cinnamon.

T - The taste has more of a cocoa backbone. I get a hint of cinnamon.

M - Medium

O - It's a solid winter warmer. It doesn't knock my socks off, but I could drink a few of these.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of rangerred
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear deep ruby with a thick one finger tan head. Excellent head retention and lacing.

Aroma is very nice and definitely lets me know this is a winter warmer. Lots of spice in the way of orange peel, ginger and clove. Also a healthy shot of cocoa along with a dark roastiness.

The spice elements are more muted in the flavor. Ginger is quite prominent but orange and cocoa sneaks in. There is an odd chalkyness on the sides of the tongue that I am not crazy about. Not completely sure where that comes from but I am guessing they went a little heavy on the ginger. Some grassy hops also sneak through adding a nice element apart from the spice. Bitterness is moderate and enough to balance out the sweetness from the malt. Full and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall, a really decent winter warmer. I feel like the ginger might be overdone a little bit but I really like the chocolate and roast and it all seems to come together fairly well. Worth picking up if you come across it.

Photo of fitrock2112
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured the Mt Carmel Winter Ale into a pint glass

A - The murky amber liquid has one finger of light brown creamy head.

S - I'm getting some spice, clove, hoppiness, a little candied fruit maybe.

T - Some ginger up front with more spice and cloves, again hops are present throughout, a little malt with sweet sugar taste. Not too bad.

M - Smooth medium beer, with some good lacing.

O - A little better than average for a winter warmer, but not near the elite beer such as Great Lakes Christmas Ale; however, I have to recommend the style if you like a little hops with the spice. Cheers!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Winter Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.