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WinterCoat Valdmosel - WinterCoat

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WinterCoat ValdmoselWinterCoat Valdmosel

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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 19.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: claytri on 02-02-2008)
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Reviews by kindacold:
Photo of kindacold


3.28/5  rDev -0.3%

This beer was ok.

Poured dark with a thick, but quickly dissipating head. When held to the light, looked dark red.

I could barely smell this beer. Hint of fruit maybe, but really just not a lot of aroma.

Tasted kind of like teriyaki with a bit of chocolate and coffee. Not bad, not great.

Easy to drink, light in the mouth, goes down easy.

05-25-2011 23:04:38 | More by kindacold
More User Reviews:
Photo of bpfrush


3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-16-2011 02:03:56 | More by bpfrush
Photo of glid02


3.53/5  rDev +7.3%

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours an opaque purplish-brown color with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of sweet malts with good amounts of tart green apples and slight hints of smoke.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Rustic dark malt flavors up front are soon overtaken by tart and overripe fruit - mostly green apples but with hints of red grapes. A very slight smokiness enters in right before a muddled ending.

Mouthfeel is OK. It's got a solid thickness however the carbonation is a bit overactive.

Drinkability is alright. I finished my glass however I'm not sure about another.

Overall this was an interesting beer but not good nor interesting enough to make me want another. Another odd beer from Wintercoat.

11-19-2009 04:14:29 | More by glid02
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +10.3%

On tap at Cole's. Introduced to me as an alt. Opaque dark colour with a good head. Essentially the sourish finish dominates. Above average mouthfeel. Very complex,sourish with the smoke characteristics and some dark fruit in the secondary. Leaves lace. A pint is a full meal.

11-08-2009 07:03:06 | More by Sammy
Photo of cjgator3


3.6/5  rDev +9.4%

750ml bottle

A- Poured into a snifter. Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head that possesses excellent retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is some sweet malt and hints of caramel with some berries and spices as well.

T- The taste features some sweet malt and caramel with a touch of smoke with very little in terms of hops.

M- The mouthfeel is lighter bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Not too bad, this is a pretty decent beer that is worth a shot. Not something that I would drink every night of the week, but definitely something different from the norm.

04-27-2009 04:12:52 | More by cjgator3
Photo of caddyshack199


2.6/5  rDev -21%

Vildmoseol WinterCoat

A-dark brown color almost red
H- thin not much lingering foam
S-almond, pine and smoke
T- smokey, highly carbonated, not too heavy. Fresh pine tree.
I- reminds me of smoke beer. Not as smokey as Aecht Schlenkerla
Rauchbier but it's there none the less. Share it with a friend it's
alot to take on alone.
22.99 bottle 750ml
Staples Corner Liquors. Crofton Md

01-22-2010 04:02:31 | More by caddyshack199
Photo of claytri


3.78/5  rDev +14.9%

The beer poured a dark amber with an off white head. The aroma was of dark fruits and just a little malt. The flavor was a very nice mix of dark fruits over malt. The feel was medium and dry. This was one of those beers you choose because it sounds different. I was in Max's in Baltimore and saw it on the board and thought I'd give it a try. I was quite impressed, a very nice strong beer.

02-02-2008 00:01:28 | More by claytri
Photo of albern


3.05/5  rDev -7.3%

This beer is a bit disappointing. It is also the most carbonated beer I think I've ever had, with a head that just pours over the bottle when the top is popped. The efforvescence is just running wild and it gets in the way of the mouthfeel. This also is a far cry from a winter warmer, it is an odd melange of things, but it really isn't a winter warmer. The beer pours a very hazy brown with fine particulates. The head is super fizzy, no lacing. The nose is a touch spicy, maybe some bark like aromas, maybe some wild berry in there too.

The consistency is just too carbonated and fizzy. The beer's malty mid section is overwhelmed by the spices. The brown and crystal malts are just outdone by everything else going on with this beer. I'm getting some juniper berry, some slight ginger flavors, maybe some anise, some bark like slightly smoked peat flavors. This beer really isn't all that good. I'm disappointed, given the price.

06-18-2010 22:34:55 | More by albern
Photo of dedrinker


3.53/5  rDev +7.3%

Hazy amber color with an off-white head. There was a peculiar aroma - both biscuit malt w/ a touch of caramel, and a minty smell not unlike menthol. The flavor was a crisp minty (Noxzema?) note oddly mixed with peat to form a strange, but interesting medicinal quality that was yet smooth and gentle. This flavor is born out on the finish and the whole thing feels somewhat light to medium bodied. This beer was an intellectual treat, but did not manage to touch any of my inner beer comfort buttons.

05-13-2008 05:44:25 | More by dedrinker
Photo of CampusCrew


4.15/5  rDev +26.1%

on tap at kickbacks, jax. fl

appearance: decent head and lacing, dark borwn, garnett coloring..

smell: caramelish malt aromas, with some earthy, woody, and sublte smoke flavors.

taste: interesing beer... earthy background with a tad of smoke flavor. not alot but you can taste it. complex beer, nice

mouthfeel: medium-full bodied

drinkability: This is a good beer and one to seek out.

07-14-2010 22:03:11 | More by CampusCrew
Photo of drpimento


2.83/5  rDev -14%

Had worse. what am I sayin. hahaha well, really, Poured w/ a small off white head and some lace. Color is a hazy medium to dark amber. Aroma is very malty butterscotch n flav is th same. Body isn't bad, carbonatoin is good. Finish is regrettably memorable.

03-28-2010 05:00:44 | More by drpimento
Photo of JAHMUR


4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-18-2011 22:46:04 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of jophish17


3/5  rDev -8.8%

12-24-2011 08:50:01 | More by jophish17
Photo of TurdFurgison


3.08/5  rDev -6.4%

Had this on tap at the Brick Store Pub, served in a little snifter. The beer was dark brown, murky and opaque, with a thin tan foam. The aroma is smoky and a little sour like over-ripe fruit. Lots of peat smoke in the taste, a sour bute in the aftertaste, kind of odd really. The winter warmer style isn't really a style in my experience, seems sort of like a catch-all name, and this is one of the strange versions. I won't be looking to try it again.

11-13-2009 04:10:06 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of dudecandle

New York

3.53/5  rDev +7.3%

A: Very dark brown, with a decently sizable head, good lacing.

S/T: Absolute smoke-bomb with good hazelnut and coffee supporting it. It's really like a nutty smoked salami. It's got a slight herbal support, too.

M/D: It's a bit aggressive, but it has its novelty. It's a relatively one-note kind of beer, but it's drinkable. I don't regret ordering it, but I'm not going out of my way for it, either.

07-24-2009 18:20:51 | More by dudecandle
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

1.1/5  rDev -66.6%

Reviewed on 6/22/08. On tap at the Ginger Man. Pours a light orange with a small head. This is an odd, awful beer. Aroma and flavor of mold, chapstick, must, hard alcohol (whiskey). Sort of like walking into an attic where things have been molding and rotting for a few years. Simply disgusting.
1/3/1/1/1 (0.7/5)

12-20-2008 16:27:40 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of morebeergood


3.43/5  rDev +4.3%

On tap tonight at Deep Ellum. Served in a stemmed glass. Shoe leather brown color. Thin white head. Smell was a bit like pine and ash. "Different" flavor to this beer. Peaty smoke, juniper berry, pine needle, and cloves were what I tasted. Very unusual to say the least. Body was somewhat on the thin side. A bit malty, no real hop profile. Worth a try from a brewery that I'm not familiar with, but not a beer I'd order again.

03-12-2009 03:06:57 | More by morebeergood
Photo of capra12

New York

3.58/5  rDev +8.8%

Reviewed on 8/12/09 solo,

Appearance: Dark Brown with little head

Smell: Deep earthy wood

Taste: Opens earthy, with roasted malts and earthy and smoked wood from the middle to the finish, leaving a tangy and earthy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, silky to thin sip.

Drinkability: Not bad but too smokey for me...

08-21-2009 17:36:53 | More by capra12
WinterCoat Valdmosel from WinterCoat
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