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Winter Ale - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheBierBand on 02-01-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

reedmn, Jul 21, 2014
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GTB, Apr 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Rod_J, Jan 26, 2014
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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.

Stinkypuss, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

fluidmotion, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Griggsy, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 09, 2013
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.

buschbeer, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

pogoowner, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

TaylorK, Jan 14, 2013
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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.

rangerred, Jan 05, 2013
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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!

fitrock2112, Jan 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

RickDeLucio, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

JoeLacy, Dec 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

whodeyvols, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Lee45102, Dec 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

maryd837, Nov 29, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle to pint glass.

Appearance (4.0): Darker than expected, a very dark reddish brown color with off-white head that clings to the side of the glass nicely. Though dark, it is clear and clean.

Smell (4.0): Nothing stands out to me, except it does smell like a brown ale.

Taste (3.5): Again, it taste like a brown ale to me with caramel hints. The bottle says "spruce & ginger mingled with flavors of orange-spiced bread". That may be true but I'm not able to distinguish it.

Mouthfeel (3.5): It's just right, not too heavy, not too light.

Overall (3.5): For my overall impressions, I'm judging this beer based solely on how I am enjoying it, and could enjoy it on a cold winter night, well after Christmas. And with that in mind, I think this beer would go down great.

jibjib513, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

dbert21, Nov 23, 2012
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Molson2000, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of JohnnyMc
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first beer from Mt. Carmel.

Pours out a nice deep amber/brown with 2 fingers of off-white head.

The aroma has a lot of cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, hints of vanilla and roasted malt.

The taste also has a lot of these same spices; cinnamon and nutmeg, almost a hint of allspice too. The orange peel is more subdued along with the vanilla and there is a decent amount of brown sugar too. The roasted malt are in the background, but help to somewhat balance the sweetness.

I was surprised to find how high the ABV was because this drinks like a 6% beer at most. The mouthfeel is medium, but not very thick and low carbonation.

This was a pretty decent Winter Ale. The spices all came together nicely and the ABV is well hidden, but the sweetness was a little overbearing after a whole glass. Some more bitterness and maybe a little bit of dark chocolate would have made this beer even better.

JohnnyMc, Sep 08, 2012
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Winter Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.