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Stegmaier Winter Warmer - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 12-01-2010)
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Reviews by melitameister:
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melitameister

New York

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 01:08:12 | More by melitameister
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barczar

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a 2011 that got lost in the cellar, so...

Pours a clear deep brown with copper highlights and minimal cream head.

Brown sugar, ginger, treacle, and dark cherries form the aroma. Sweetness dominates.

Flavor reveals deeply caramelized malt, almost toffee-like, contrasted by tart cherries at the base. The finish is fairly bitter. Notes of sharp prunes and candied dates add complexity.

Body is a touch light, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

This beer has held up well. Any spice character is gone, but the malt profile has nice estery complexity. Still a bit hot.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 16:26:36 | More by barczar
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California

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-05-2014 16:02:42 | More by khargro2
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-09-2014 22:29:07 | More by Goldndomer
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +16.6%

01-18-2014 05:37:46 | More by AndrewBV
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-15-2014 00:24:00 | More by ZorroZ
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.6%

01-05-2014 03:47:39 | More by pcsnyder
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

01-03-2014 17:02:18 | More by drbenderdo
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-01-2014 18:01:50 | More by djrn2
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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

09-18-2013 16:42:31 | More by athomasPSU
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CDubbs75

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

09-07-2013 01:01:23 | More by CDubbs75
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

08-12-2013 20:31:32 | More by mpalestino
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DKHNOVA

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +16.6%

07-11-2013 03:43:36 | More by DKHNOVA
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-13-2013 15:47:32 | More by InspectorBob
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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drt72

Virginia

4/5  rDev +16.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 18:37:41 | More by BeerCon5
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Stegmaier Winter Warmer from Lion Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.