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Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Cigar City Brewing

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482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 118
Gots: 126 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A old ale with american hop varietals that has a complex citrus and caramelized toffee aroma and underlying notes of chocolate.

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - dark reddish brown pour with tan head.

s - fruit, citrus, and rock candy.

t - same as nose. some hops, but not over powering.

m - medium to heavy body. good carbonation

overall - very enjoyable and drinkable beer. I look forward to having one with some age on it.

levifunk, Jul 11, 2010
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decadent sweetness and layer upon layer of bold complexities gives this larger-than-life beer an allure that will talk any hop-head to the malty side of the fence.

Ok, sometimes the grass is greener on the other side, if for only a beer or two- the ale pours with a viscous but creamy pour. As the lavish mahogany-hued ale slowly settles into the glass, a slow rise of ultra-dense foam eventually caps the beer in what looks like creamy meringue. Hazy and rusty beneath, the ale is redish-brown and nearly opaque. Its foam stance is persistent and sticky with lace while the beer trails.

Rich aromas of toffee, maple and molasses evoke mouthwatering stimulation while a savory toasted caramel character gives something a bit more robust. Heavily bready, the deserts of coffee and rum cakes seem to rise from the malty matrix. Seemingly spiced like rum as well, light cinnamon, allspice and clove seem to rise from the sting of alcohol and wraps around its dark fruit esters seamlessly.

As as that savory malt sweetness greets the early palate, its that coffee cake richness that clings to the taste buds. Hearty molasses, toffee and maple seems slightly buttery, heavily caramelized and very bready. Dark and dried fruits resemble plumb, raisin, cherry, apple and prune in somewhat fruitcake-like fashion. Sometimes coating the mouth like heavy whipping cream, the spicy alcohols slice right through all that richness with that same spiced rum character that the nose relied upon.

Heavy and dense, the beer's chewy mouthfeel lays a thick coat upon the mouth with a slow and lumbering finish. Its utter creamy texture is slow to separate its creamy carbonation and leads to a bready-sweet mouthfeel even deep into finish. Spicy warmth is the ale's only balance as the ale trails with dark rum once again.

Warmer Winter is the epitome of cold weather beer- it's hearty, rich, and most importantly- potent! ...and stacked inside a 22oz bottle, a warm up is on the way!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This Old Ale poured out a clear bronze hue with a one-finger, tan head that left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled malty, bready and sweet. A mild fruit aroma, too.

T - This is a rich, malty beer with sweet caramel and boozy flavors. A nice bitter bite balances out the sweet and maltiness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale with a fairly dry finish.

D - This is a very good Ole Ale. Thanks to given2flybrewing for sharing this one, too.

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Warmer Winter Winter Warmer from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.