1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Winter Warmer - Hangar 24 Brewery

Winter WarmerWinter Warmer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.18%


Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Gold medal winner at GABF 2013

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 06-07-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of Halcyondays
Halcyondays

California

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a deep red amber with a creamy off-white head, nice lace.

S: Winter spice, conifer needles, some nutmeg.

T: Spiced malt, Christmas cookies and pine. Solid flavour, well made to style.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy, soft carbonation, easy to drink, never boozy.

O: A very good Winter Warmer, though it certainly was at its best around room temperature. A little Christmas in July.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2012 22:18:25 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but I am not getting any spice or maple aromas or flavors from this one.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 05:13:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery's second anniversary party 6/5/2010.

Pours an orange/red color that is mildly hazy and produces beige head that doesnt last but laces the glass.

Aroma is of cinnamon and pine needles (I'm told spruce) and lots of sweet malts and fruit. Lots going on but it's also boozy.

Flavor is heaviest on the cinnamon, spruce, and caramel. It also has some cherry/fruit, booze, and low bitterness. I can't seem to find as much maple as I thought there would be.

Body is medium/heavy and possibly under carbonated but still very smooth. I can detect the drinkability, 10% of the entire experience of the beer to be exact.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2010 06:33:25 | More by t0rin0
Photo of kojevergas
kojevergas

Texas

3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on-draught into a half pint glass at Hangar 24. 7.8% ABV. Cost was $4.00. Reviewed from notes taken in late 2012.

A: Pours no head at all. Body colour is a vibrant copper-auburn. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Blood orange, nectarine, fruit, and clean biscuit malt. An average strength aroma.

T: Luscious blood orange fruit, nectary notes, tangerine, and complementary floral hops. Pale biscuit malt. Simple but quite enjoyable. Refreshing and balanced.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and luscious. Enjoyable. Good carbonation and thickness.

Dr: Quite drinkable and enjoyable. Hides its ABV well. I like it. A surprisingly tasty winter warmer from Hangar 24. Its simplicity does hold it back, however.

High B-

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2013 21:39:51 | More by kojevergas
Photo of mactrail
mactrail

California

2.03/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

This "spiced strong ale" is truly bizarre. I can only think of the descriptions of pre-war English candies in "Gravity's Rainbow." Distinct touch of pickled goose berries. Sweet and sour mushrooms. Candied crab apples with a dose of quinine.

You can't ignore the taste of plastic or the scent of burning sterno. Horse blankets in the nose. It looks innocent enough, with the light amber color and decent head. Overall, it's disgusting, but in an interesting way. Hangar 24 seems to be without any shame in the crazy stuff they put on the market.

On tap at KNB in San Diego. From notes of March 10, 2012 visit.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2012 06:00:52 | More by mactrail
Winter Warmer from Hangar 24 Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.