Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery
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4.47/5 rDev +24.9%
Pours a deep chocolaty opaque brown; tan head has fine bubbles and persists some. Aroma is rich and creamy and fairly malty with strong hints of spice and coffee. Flavor is mainly malty and has a roast coffee overtone and hints of spice and hops. Very smooth, perfect for the winter holidays.
12-23-2007 23:38:56 | More by Cyberkedi
4.45/5 rDev +24.3%
Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.
A: Pours a clear amber hue with a thick, 2-finger, white head that slowly dissipates, leaving a nice trail down the glass, and finally ending in a solid persistent lace.
S: Malty aroma with a solid hop background.
T: Sweet toasted malt up front, followed by caramel, and finishes with a hoppy background.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer. The hops add an awesome finish to this brew.
02-08-2012 02:11:21 | More by ckollias
4.41/5 rDev +23.2%
one of the better Hooks...
deep copper appearance with decent lacing that settles
a smell of malts smothering some hops that can't wait to get to the tongue...would be a 4.0 if
it came on stronger. maybe the lager glass didn't help (try the next one in a belgian tulip?)
everything is righted once it hits what counts: taste. a really nice, almost mellow, yet certainly bold (balance) blast of rich malt guising with hop-masks...though i don't get the spice i expected, there is something really warming and calming about this. the finish is a bit short, so i have to keep taking little gulps/big sips....mouthfeel is far from thin, just right, not thick or chewy. again pretty darn good.
Red Hook's 2013-14 seasonal is pretty much spot on. and after a winter break of nothing but stellar belgian and american belgian-style winter warmers, etc, this is a nice way to save some dollars and get back to reality. recommended.
01-08-2014 23:34:18 | More by mempath
4.4/5 rDev +22.9%
Pours a clear amber color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of strongly of hops, slight spice aroma, and some sweet malt. Fits the style of a Winter Warmer. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Hops bitterness is present up front, slight spice comes through second (all spice), then there's a sweet malt background, with a very smooth finish of hops and a slight alcohol flavor. Wow, this is a well blended beer, heavy on the hops (my favorite). Easy to drink, and low enough in abv to allow me to drink a few. I wish I had more of this, great beer - worth a try.
02-19-2009 04:59:03 | More by Tone
4.38/5 rDev +22.3%
Bottled date of 10-20-08. Consumed 11/14/08
A - Pours a deep amber with a finger's worth of off white head. Disapates leaving some lacing.
S -Smells very piney on the nose. Great hop aroma
T - Oh my! Super smooth. Definite hop flavor but no bite. The malts blend nicely.
M - Dry bitter aftertaste, but its a good thing. Lacing is sticking like webs down the glass.
D - This really reminds me of SNPA but with a smooth start and thicker body. Great winter beer!
06-29-2009 22:01:53 | More by stawn
4.38/5 rDev +22.3%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle - dated 10 19 10
Poured into beer glass - Red chestnut in color, one finger head that quickly dissipated into a clinging lace that left it's mark all the way down the glass, great carbonation.
Smell -light hint's of toasty malts slight spices ,mild coco.
Taste - Toasted malts with light spicing,light chocolates.
Drinkabilty - Winter HOOK Ale is a rich, full bodied beer. caramels, chocolate and toasty malts, w/a plethora of hops.
Beautifully balanced, very drinkable.
12-05-2010 17:26:46 | More by InebriatedJoker
4.35/5 rDev +21.5%
A: Deep clear amber with a thick off-white head.
S: Spicey, piney hops, as well as some sweet caramel.
T: Sweet caramel noticed first, then toasted grains. Hops flavor with slight bitternes in the finish. Nice balance.
M: Medium body with medium carbonation.
D: Smooth, well balanced beer. No harshness present. Easy to drink.
10-15-2009 03:30:00 | More by Japerrault
4.33/5 rDev +20.9%
A- Dark brown color, semi-transparent, thin white head that faded quickly, some bubbles rising throughout
S- Citrus hops, caramel malts, toasted grains, slight herbal auroma
T- Brown sugar, molasses, malty, earthy, nutty, light hop bite
M- Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, crisp, flavorful
D- Worth buying again
This beer smells very hoppy but tastes more malty. Complex flavor and still very drinkable for your average beer drinker.
03-02-2009 22:52:36 | More by iceball585
4.33/5 rDev +20.9%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a NB globe glass.
A: Pours clear, a dark copper/amber color with a two finger head. Leaves a sticky, bubbly film as it settles. Looking very good so far.
S: Malt and toasted grain, light hop scent. Caramel sweetness.
T: Sweet malt, herbal grain, and toasted caramel up front with a nice hoppy backbone. Flavorful, and very well balanced. Some spiciness but not as much as other Winter Warmers.
M: Light and bubbly with a dry finish.
O: Overall I really enjoy this beer. The Winter Warmer designation always throws me b/c you never know what you'll get. This beer is warming, well balanced and perfect for a cold night. Very drinkable, will buy again.
11-19-2011 04:37:39 | More by mattsdenney
4.33/5 rDev +20.9%
Winter 2005/06 release. This has long been one of my favorites from Red Hook, and this years' is probably their best ever. Pours dark brown with a lighter brown cascade flowing nicely. Smells of roated coffee and burnt toast (two things I love). The taste really put it over the top for me, though. The heavy, malty taste combined with the rich, but not too strong mouthfeel, makes this seasonal brew a winner, and certainly one to buy by the case, as putting down more than a few is really easy.
01-20-2006 20:06:35 | More by MattBrooks
4.3/5 rDev +20.1%
A dark, rich amber brew. Not syrupy thick, but very complex. This is a great winter beverage. A lot of winter seasonal brews go crazy either trying to craft a drink that is as thick as porriage or as spiced as nutmeg. This is a happy medium: a darker than normal beer which is slightly more complex than you'd expect in a lager.
Very unique piney-new-englandish taste (which is probably hard to picture not being from new england, but it's the best way to describe it)
Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed
11-19-2004 03:28:23 | More by maccroz
4.28/5 rDev +19.6%
Poured into a Pint Glass
Appearance - Dark Red with a moderate haze and a 1 finger width head. Few carbonated bubbles floating up the the surface.
Smell - Caramel, Malts, Butterscotch, Hops, and Toffee. Quite a malty character and potent enough to where I can have the glass sitting 2 feet away from me and yet I get a whiff of the aroma.
Taste - Toffee, Caramel, Grapefruit Hops, Yeasts, and Malts. Quite sweet tasting and a pretty good flavors which all blend together really nicely.
Mouthfeel - Heavy bodied and moderately carbonated. It's got a crispness to it, but not quite refreshing. Though I do get a warming sensation from drinking this; Strange because there is no spice or booziness to the flavor.
Overall - Excellent tasting beer that makes one forget about winter, or at least momentarily forget about winter. Check it out if you get a chance.
12-08-2012 06:31:11 | More by NuclearDolphin
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
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