Elevator Winter Warmer Ale - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: LiquidCucumber on 12-09-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drove up to Ohio over the weekend. Wife bought me a six of this to make up for taking me to a Hobby Lobby on the way. We headed back home with the last case the store had.
Reminds me of Sam Adam's White Christmas so I pulled my last one out of the fridge and popped the top of each.
The pour of each results in different heads: SAWC slightly orange in color with a light head that dissipates quickly, EWWA darker amber in color with a head that starts out strong and retains a foam for a long time.
SAWC has a light allspice aroma with a smoother mouth feel than EWWA but that may be attributed to the higher ABV. EWWA has a more pronounced allspice smell and taste which is just fine with me.
After allowing each to warm a bit I again performed my little comparison; SAWC lost a little of it's mouth feel but retained the mellow allspice smell and taste. EWWA got more pronounced in both smell and taste.
While I hated breaking out my last Sammy it was well worth the effort, besides, there's always next Christmas. I now have a new winter favorite to look forward to!

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3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy amber in color, with a moderate head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, spices
Taste-Toasted malt, nutmeg,cinnamon. Pretty smooth and easy drinking despite the rather high ABV. A nice, solid winter warmer.

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This is a thick reddish-brown brew, completely opaque. The cream-colored head is small and reasonably well retained, though a little too spritzy to keep anything when what's left of it does fall off. A little spotting clings to the glass.
There's a massive load of ginger on the nose from beginning to end. There also seems to be nutmeg and maybe other spices, to the point that it's combining to be more like allspice than anything, though ginger absolutely dominates. There's maybe a cinnamon/sugar combo with some breadiness, malts setting enough of a base to build off of but otherwise revealing a standard brown ale.
Ginger dominates the flavor as well. There seem to be some carob and chicory elements as well, possibly from the breadiness of the malt. A bit of chalky baker's cocoa comes out at the end. Give it time to warm or it seems like Elevator's idea of the style is to add some beer to a huge vat of spices. More comes out as it sits. There's a bit of leafy/chalky hops bitterness to it, even. There's no hint of the high ABV.
There's a good body to this beer and the spices give it a little zip without being too harsh on the tongue. Interestingly, the only part of this beer the alcohol is noticeable is in the mouthfeel, if that's understandable. It has a firm crispness, but it dies off just slightly at the end.

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Elevator Winter Warmer Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.