Vinter Varmer - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elcrawl on 11-10-2013)
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Photo of Spikester
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear dark brown with almost three fingers of tan head. Head has staying power and leaves very dense lace on the sides of the Nonic glass. Smell is generally a mocha scent but the beer is still too cold for the best aroma. Taste is big and well balanced for the style. Plenty of roasted malty chocolate coffee and hop bitterness equal to the task. Medium bodied and ample carbonation. Finish is French roast bitter lingering in the aftertaste.
Really one of the best of this style. Not too sweet and plenty of hop flavor.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber brown in the Ciney snifter with a persistent foam. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. Some malty aroma with faint chocolate notes.

Grainy, dark roasted malt flavors dominate the mouthfeel. On the dry side. You might wish for a little sweetness in a winter brew. Thin and bitterish overall. Woodsy, burnt nuts, with a hint of butter.

A decent fizzy quaff. Rather austere and scratchy. From the 22 oz bottle bought at The Market in Anacortes, WA.

Photo of memphischas
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of KTCamm
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. 1/6

Pours dark brown, flecks of light getting through. Fluffy 1/4 inch white foam sits on top. Malty caramel nose. Nutty and sweet. Colas too. Bready taste. A slight hop sits in the middle and then ebbs away. Candy sweet finish.

Photo of TaborTime
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into an imperial pint glass.

A- Poured a dark brown with ruby hues shining through, giant off-white soapy head that left chunky webbed lacing.

S- Roasted malt, nutty, some dark fruit notes, and mineral notes.

T- Lots of nutty notes, brown sugar, roasted malt, dark fruit, cocoa, and light smokey notes with some bitterness on the finish.

M- Pretty creamy up front, smooth, prickly carbonation, and mostly dry finish.

O- I am really digging this complex and malt forward winter ale with a nice creamy mouthfeel.

Photo of anarchia
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark brown / dark red when held up to the light with excellent head retention. Unique, intense nutty / coffee aroma with some toffee and cherry notes. Coffee dominates the flavor profile with some noticeable piney hop character. I also pick up cloves and more cherries, some lemon zest notes. The finish is very roasty with some spicy bitterness from the hops.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of constantine_272
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark reddish brown. Not as blackish as others. Biscuit light brown foam that gave me low retention. Medium carbonation that seemed to secede quickly. I like the red tint but would have liked a bit more carbonation.

S: Toasted wheat bread. Sun flower seeds. Sweet malts with caramel and candied walnuts. Smooth except for the mild alkaline scent from the alcohol at the finish of the nose.

T: A delicious milder winter warmer. Starts off of rich wet cedar and sweet caramel, chestnut and a hint of chocolate. Pine resin and sap blends in for a mild citrus and crisp feel with hints of warmth with cinnamon. Very crisp finish with a mild almond aftertaste. The roasted on the grain is very restrained leaving a very drinkable beer.

M: Surprisingly smooth, light, crisp and unusually thin for the style. Somewhat long nutty aftertaste, but only a mild one.

O: I like the winter beers but usually feel they're too big for their own good; I can never have more than one or two. This beer is quite unusual in that it interprets a lot of the same flavors, but remains smoother, lighter and much more drinkable. This beer gets extra points for developing a lot of my favorite flavors in a smooth package.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of elcrawl
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought a bomber of this at trader jose's. pours a beautiful ruby red, almost looks like cranberry juice. nice head and lacing.

smells malty, caramel, sweet.

real smooth, creamy. tastes of caramel, toasty, slightly bitter and dry with a mild spice, lingering finish of caramel and roasted malts.

this is a really smooth and drinkable beer. nothing off with this beer, well-balanced and nice. would definitely buy again.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Vinter Varmer from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.