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Vinter Varmer - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

mendvicdog, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

duceswild, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

oriolesfan4, Apr 25, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

mactrail, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

memphischas, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

scalffd, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

thebigredone, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Sonofalime, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

bernat1971, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

KTCamm, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

TaborTime, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Hoptometrist, Jan 06, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

anarchia, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

RHVC59, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

constantine_272, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Metaltildeath, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

elcrawl, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

wchasse222, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Vinter Varmer from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.