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Winter Wonder - Triumph Brewing Company

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 6
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Triumph Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.25% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: ffejherb on 12-31-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 6
Photo of Rifugium
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Triumph, Philly, PA

Presumably this is an alias of "Winter Ale."

Poured into a tumbler, a slightly hazy copper with a finger of white head that receded to a patchy layer. Aroma of sweet malts, orange pulp, cinnamon and ginger. Starts fruity on the tongue, mainly orangey, with some zesty bitterness. I didn't really get the cranberry flavor that others seemed to. Bitterness gives way to caramel malts and touches of ginger and cinnamon, but not too strong with spice. Medium-bodied, pretty well-balanced, a bit of a harsh aftertaste, but fairly drinkable overall.

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Photo of Deuane
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Deep copper with a medium light tan head that held on strong and left decent lacing.

S-Orange, cinnamon, clove, mace and caramel with a touch of cranberry tartness. Quite complex and very pleasant.

T-Orange bitterness up front with a nice clove like spice kick following. Well supporting caramel malt backing all of this.

M-Medium body, smooth with mildly lasting flavours.

D-Nicely done. I like the presentation of the orange bitterness with the lighter spice notes. Not overly spiced at all, quite drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub in Philadelphia. Pours a cloudy amber/brown with a tan head. Aroma of fruity chapstick. Flavor is similar to the aroma, odd wax-like notes, some citrus notes. There definitely was a specific flavor to it, but I couldn't figure out what. Not a winner though.
6/4/6/3/13 (3.2/5)

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Photo of ffejherb
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Triumph Philadelphia on 12/30/08.

A - Hazy copper-colored body with deep orange highlights and a finger's width of tan, foamy cap that diminished and left spotty lace.

S - Subtle nose with hints of star anise/licorice, cinnamon, coriander and ginger with a prevalent citrus quality, especially orange. Malt is sweet and caramely.

T - Initial flavor is quite citrusy with juicy orange and some subtle spicy notes. However, there is also a slight cranberry tartness that adds a bit of depth to the flavor. Sweet caramel and molasses forms the malt base, resulting in a pretty rich malt character, but not too sweet. The citrus aspect works quite well with the spices and malt character.

M - Medium body with a fairly creamy texture. Robust and smooth mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

D - This is a different take on the Winter Warmer style with the requisite spices and malt profile taking a backseat to a prominent orange character. Nicely done!

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Winter Wonder from Triumph Brewing Company
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