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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

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Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 12-01-2010

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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.

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3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a strange beer, even in this relatively loose category of beer, its a funny fit. the pour is copper to amber, mostly clear, with a lovely two inches of khaki color head. the nose is where i first get thrown off. i dont smell spices, sugars, or alcohol. nope, i sm. ell czech or german pilsner malts. what?! yeah, i do. there is that unmistakable doughy wheaty dusty golden malt nose above all else, in this winter warmer. may also be some dried fruit smells, but its secondary. i am confused. i taste that malt bill too, which isnt at all unpleasant, it just doesnt fit in my winter warmer. very little spice or sweetness too, just a touch of clove, possibly from the yeast, and a very malty finish, featuring some caramel flavors and a light toast. it isnt a bad brew by any means, it just doesnt meet any of my satisfying conditions for this style of beer. is like a heavy summer wheat beer, lots of body, good texture, and active carbonation. this beer was a little bit lost on my i have to admit, but i didnt dislike it, the price was right, and it had a good abv punch.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a burnt orange color with a white head on top. The retention is minimal, very light lacing. The smell of the beer smells a bit like caramel with some subtle spice on the nose. The taste of the beer is pretty impressive, caramel and spice upfront with a orange zest finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good carbonation. Overall it's a pretty good beer, I think it was a bit on the dry side but still interesting.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect pint glass.

A: Poured a dark copper color with a small 1/2 finger head that settled to a small ring with little to no lacing to speak of... Little odd for this style

S: First things I'm getting are a mix of spices.... brown sugar, little cinnamon and nutmeg. Then there is a little dark fruit and sweet malt mixed in there. Pretty standard Winter beer..

T: The taste matches pretty closely to the smells... all the spice, fruit and malt are there with a hint of caramel I was missing in the smell.... Very nice, but pretty normal stuff for a Winter beer.

M: Little weak on the body here, thinner that I was expecting from the smell and taste.... Finish is clean.

D: Not bad but not terribly different from most Winter beers... At 7.8 ABV one or two will do you, but I have to say the higher ABV is well hidden. Nice mix of flavors but the mouthfeel and appearance kind of killed it for me.

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3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

With the brunt of winter weather, the welcome of more malty rich, warmer alcohols, and more fortified ale is a welcome to the winter palate. Stegmaier's Winter Welcome does so with molasses and desert spices on prominent display.

Pouring a bright bronze or deep copper color, the beer shows brilliant clarity while carbonation releases from the bottom of the glass and builds a thick sheet of foam that evenly coats the surface. Ample lace ensures decorative patterns all along the inside of the glass for an overall very handsome beer.

A spicy-sweet aroma hits the nose with the fortified malt flavor of molasess, sweet breads (maybe fruitcake) that balance against spicy notes of cinnamon, spruce and nutmeg. All this seems impregnated with a tawny rum note that tickles the nose.

Flavors follow a similar tract. A malty-rich start takes the shape of molasses, brown sugar, and toffee sweetness. All this is backed by the richer taste of sweet breads, toasted grains, and bread crust. Fruity with the supple taste of cherries, raisons, and apples; but then weave in the complementary spicy notes of the same cinnamon, nutmeg, and spruce tips (might be hops) that were witnessed in the aromas. Strong flavor of alcohol seems to amplify the spicy and fruity taste and makes the beer every bit of the sipper that Winter Warmers should be.

The sweet bit from malt continues in mouthfeel as the barley sugars coat the mouth in somewhat sugary fashion. The penetration of sugar and alcohol resonate with the tengemental sensations against the teeth until deep within the finish. Quite warm and semi-malty, the beer retains its sweetness even in finish and aftertaste, providing much more of a sipping session rather than a highly drinkable one.

Stegmaier's Winter Warmer isn't going to collect any awards based on high levels of complexity. But it provides a full malt flavor with strong spice and strength for a rather enjoyable session.

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