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Stegmaier Winter Warmer - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 12-01-2010

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Photo of RSNeely89
2.28/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Nice look but hate the finish on this beer.

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.38/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

08' model into a snifter pours rusty amber with a thin white cover that pools near the edges.

Smells mildly like cherry and biscotti. On the sweeter end with a healthy waft of almonds.

Taste is predominantly half eaten apple that's received a healthy dose of air exposure. Not the first bite: crisp, fresh, and lively. Rather the, oh I was eating this apple, set it on the counter, got lost in my ADD addled brain, and later found this sitting where I must have left it. Decision time: chuck it or finish it? You chose. Damn poor choice cause it tastes kinda gross at this point. Not sure where the holiday spices are hiding. Maybe they're intimidated by the rapidly declining piece of fruit staring back at them. Can't blame them actually. I should have hidden as well.

Photo of athomasPSU
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Hopswagger
2.58/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

Photo of aqualung23
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Goldndomer
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev -12.5%
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 JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of crowsnest
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of mpalestino
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of MaltRoomAssoc
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of twenty5
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of barneysdad
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ConorThomas
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of FrankShirley
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of pep
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of salamiwagon
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
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 cpetrone84
3.12/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a transparent ruby with orange tint and a loose bubbled light brown head. The nose has a strong underlying malt component with a fair bit of spice and mint. Nutmeg and cinnamon with a light sweetness. The taste has a deeper dark malt, a bit roasty and nutty. There is the same christmas spice with a fair bit of bitterness in the back with a lingering mint and mouthwash burn. The body is thick and has some graininess from left over sugars. The carbonation is a bit assertive and the finish is rarther bitey. Overall has too much sugar left over and some strong mintiness.

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a beautiful mahogany red color with a off white head that complements the look of the beer nicely. The head diminished with almost no lacing.

Smell - Malty and cherry are the most potent. Some spices like nutmeg and cinnamon work their way in at the end of the aroma as well as a potent boozy aroma.

Taste - The taste profile highly matches the aroma. A sweet malty flavor at first with a bit of dried fruit following up and taking the middle of the taste profile, although not as much cherry as would be expected. The spices of nutmeg and cinnamon come in but are soon overpowered by some booziness that warms the mouth (as well as the body).

Mouthfeel - A fairly middle of the range body feel with a very nice level of carbonation.

Overall - For the price a quite nice holiday brew. It does as its name implies, warms you up a bit, although maybe showing a little to much of an alcohol taste. One to have around the winter months on occasion.

Photo of jifigz
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A nice amber colored ale with tons of carbonation bubbles clinging to the glass. The head was a tan color and died very fast. The smell is sweet caramel and molasses with a hint of figs. The taste is very mild and watery. The little bit of flavor that is there mimics the aroma. The flavor has hints of caramel, vanilla, and raisins. The mouthfeel is thin and light for the style with a bit too much carbonation.

This is an okay beer. I am glad to review it but also glad that I didn't buy it and my friend gave it to me.

Photo of Durge
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a stemmed glass, slightly chilled, this winter warmer appears a near red-mahogany color, clear, with a healthy malted milk colored head and solid lacing. I pick up immediate sour mash malt in the nose, almost a wine vinegar idea with maple sugar sweetness in the background. The taste brings a much mellower combination of toffee maple grass and alcohol. A bit medicinal but not in the good way really. But it's alright. There's a hint of horehound/root that's kind of nice but it's overtaken by the harsher elements. I really don't get any typical spice ideas here. It does have a pleasant, smooth feel, with moderate carbonation in a medium bodied brew. All in all, this leaves a pretty acrid taste in my mouth so I'll have to say it doesn't win my favor. Not undrinkable, but nothing I would want to revisit. It does warm, for what it's worth. Not highly drinkable for me.

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Stegmaier Winter Warmer from Lion Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.