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Stegmaier Winter Warmer - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 12-01-2010

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Reviews by Hopswagger:
Photo of Hopswagger
2.58/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass...

P: Deep amber with a 1/2 inch of off white head that dissipates fast.

S: Alcohol is feature forward in this roasted mildly sweet malty warmer. Whiffs of oak and pine resin are intense with undertones of banana and burnt caramel.

T/M: Surprisingly light character with a overpowering booze and a muddy mix of wood, roasted nuts, apple peels and mild sweet malt. The finish is a slight stinging astringent with a lingering aftertaste of stale cigars.

O: Not overly impressed with this budget warmer. The flavors were too muddled and the alcohol was too pronounced to truly enjoy. The aftertaste was the real misfire in this beer and it is one that I will not partake of again unless it is free.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BK2084
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Guden
4.08/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful dark ruby. Thick off-white head fades quickly with small lacing.

S: Some maltiness and caramel with a hint of spice.

T: A light taste of malts followed by a bit of hops and alcohol, maybe a touch of dried fruits. The spice seems there but only very subtly.

M: Light in body but well carbonated, the high alcohol might account for dryness.

Drinkability: Very drinkable especially at this alcohol content.

Extra Notes- This beer aged extremely well, 9 months later the alcohol has faded and the caramel has come on strong making this a different, and even superior, beer to the fresh version.

Photo of clark25
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark ruby color with a thin off white head dwindles down quickly, fine speckled lacing surrounds my glass. Aroma has dark fruit with hints of cherry and a touch of molasses. Sugary sweetness in the flavor nice backend of fruitiness with hints of brown sugar glazed cherries and mid hints of nutmeg and spice. Mouthfeel is a bit cloying medium bodied the residual sugars overwhelm the palate just a bit, overall does warm you up the alcohol isn't hot but it's more of a warming sensation in your chest. Drinkability overall is pretty good very decent seasonal from the Stegmaier crew out in Wilkes Barre.

Photo of DCHritz
3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chuckt43
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of secondtooth
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear and attractive amber brown color here, with a solid head of foam in my ale glass.

I get scents of biscuits, yeasty, and a little fruit maybe.

The taste is bold and malty, with an almost maple syrup followthrough. This heavily sweetened punch seems to hide the relatively high alcohol content (it's 7.2%). Good, but not outstanding.

Photo of DKHNOVA
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of mdillon86
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Goldndomer
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of AndrewBV
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lion produces several lines of beer, with the most traditional styles seeming to come under the Stegmaier name. Compared to the pack of winter warmers onthe market, this beer falls sadly short. Moderate, non-descript malt and a likewise moderate, non-descript hopping. No spices or other attributes to provide much interest. Other than a relatively high abv, not much warming going on here.

Photo of Corpsehoagie
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Awesome stuff, has a nice little bite to it. Does its job, you feel the warmth of it. I was actually sick for 8 days, took immune boosters medications loads of vitamin shot nothing helped. Drank three of these babies and I woke up good as new. Its a nice drink you won't be disappointed.

Photo of errantnight
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A copper/bronze, clear, with only a finger or two of head that dissipates steadily with no retention or lacing to speak of. Fine for the style. Boozy and sweet with a drying, firm bitterness. Plum and brown sugar, caramel malt and a bit of fruityness backed by noble hop earthy grassyness.

An uninspiring but reasonable stab.

Photo of biggred1
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear cherry amber with a slight tan head that quickly shrinks to a film. Dark fruit, pumpernickel bread and molasses in the aroma. Sweet mascerated cherry, bready malt and an herbal bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Not bad by any means but Stegmaier Winter Warmer is not something I would go out of my way for.

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of crowsnest
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of mpalestino
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of badworthing
4.35/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer. Probably my favorite winter warmer. Not overly spiced like a lot of Christmas ales/winter warmers. Beautiful crimson color, not much head, just the right amount of carbonation, nice malt/cherry flavors, decent aromas, perfect mouthfeel, crisp and refreshing. 7.2% ABV, which is just right for a winter warmer. Oh yeah, and it's only $5.99 a six-pack! I've turned alot of people onto this beer who are fans of Great Lakes Christmas Ale, and many of them like this beer just as much (and it's about half the price!) Highly recommended!

Photo of JerseyKirk
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: lighter red caramel colors. 1 finger khaki head. Lacing falls fast.

S: caramel, lager yeast, slight bready.

T: spice up front, hop bitterness, spiciness, dunkel style, herbal, sharp alcohol or nutmeg bite finish.

M: medium, balanced of sweet and dry.

O: ok. Its a little too spicy bold for me. Although you can't tell from the smell.

Photo of seanbren
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of melitameister
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 12 oz poured into snifter. Rich mahogany with light crown of foam.

Smell - Some citrus and apple, plenty of bready malt and seasonal spice. Bit of pine and herbs underneath. Interesting, but doesn't promise much. Would have helped if I hadn't recently fooled around with some excellent cognac.

Taste - Starts out a bit plain, but surprises as it keeps on developing over several minutes into a bountiful opulence. Up front sweet dark fruit and caramel with nutmeg and cinnamon. Then, gently comes along a nice balance of hoppy bitterness mixed with a twinge of tart pear, apple, even apricot and more fruit and bread. Goes and goes. Not super rich, but lovely, fun holiday treat.

Mouthfeel - This is a medium body brew for a holiday ale. Finally getting to sip it in cold mid-January entering a recent retirement from 40 years at the desk - pretty darn nice.

Drinkability - These spiced up holiday concoctions are not usually my cup of grog, and one is enough for me. This is one very enjoyable if you like them on the light side, but still full of flavor.

Photo of BeerCon5
4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a thick, fluffy white head with very good retention, lots of sticky lace throughout the beer.

The scent is of sweet bready malt and lots of spice.

The taste is of toasted bread, caramel, some dark fruits, nutmeg and some cinnamon.

Medium body, smooth and creamy, moderate carbonation.

This was a pretty nice beer, lots of flavor and well balanced as the alcohol is pretty much undetectable.

Photo of ZorroZ
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Stegmaier Winter Warmer from Lion Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.