Redhook Winterhook - Redhook Ale Brewery
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2.53/5 rDev -29.3%
Love the ESB and IPA from this brewery, and expected a full-bodied winter warmer from them as well.
Poured nicely enough, copper-amber in color, with a decent off white head. Smells of winter spice, malt, not much more.
Mouthfeel was thinner than what Id expected or hoped for. And though the malt and spice was evident in the taste, it seemed like this recipe needed more time to blend and mature. There were a lot of flavors, but not really one predominant taste.
A little disappointing, but not entirely bad. Just not what I'd expect from Redhook or from a winter warmer.
11-29-2006 05:55:45 | More by TheLiterati
2.55/5 rDev -28.8%
Appearance: Pours a clear, bright brown body with a moderate, off-white head.
Smell: The unfortunate aroma is formed by an offensive mixture of berries, soured citrus fruits, and dirty metal.
Taste: Bland, plain-tasting malt flavor with a slight nuttiness to it. The small amount of hops present provide a bit of grassiness. Finishes sour and with the taste of stewed greens.
Mouthfeel: Lackluster medium-thin body, with moderate carbonation and an exceedingly watery palate.
Drinkability: Something to keep in mind: there are many, far better winter beers. This one's a total washout.
12-11-2006 05:15:15 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.55/5 rDev -28.8%
dark ruby beer with only a few little bubbles on the edges, wanting to be at least a small head. aroma is of sharp malts. taste is flat, a rush of bitterness with a similar finish, and a mildly sweet aftertaste. rather one dimensional. mouthfeel is a bit flat and thin. there is just a bit of that "english ale" taste wanting to get out, but it's far in the background, along with a smidge of dark cherry.
i'd recommend grabbing something better.
10-23-2004 03:55:28 | More by trancefishy
2.58/5 rDev -27.9%
Amber towards dark towards red; half a finger of head. Malt and earth smell. Taste of earth, spice, some metal - tang aftertaste with some straw and hops. Stale mouthfeel...sodapop. I don't feel inclined to have another. I think this is maybe better than this year's Wassail, which isn't saying much.
12-03-2005 21:56:53 | More by nathanho
2.63/5 rDev -26.5%
Poured from 12oz bottle into dimpled mug. Appearance: Pours a clear, bright brown body with a moderate, off-white head. Smell: The unfortunate aroma is formed by an offensive mixture of berries, soured citrus fruits, and dirty metal. Taste: Bland, plain-tasting malt flavor with a slight nuttiness to it. The small amount of hops present provide a bit of grassiness. Finishes sour and with the taste of stewed greens. Mouthfeel: Lackluster medium-thin body, with moderate carbonation and an exceedingly watery palate. Drinkability: Something to keep in mind: there are many far better winter beers. This one's a total washout.
01-27-2011 22:52:45 | More by CuriousMonk
2.65/5 rDev -26%
served into tall pilsner glass,from a 12oz.brown long neck bottle crimped-on cap.
Medium copper,reddish hue,off white head dissapated quickly to layer of foam.
Nice pleasing aroma,very spicey,citrusy,yeasty aromas Belgium-like spiceyness to the nose.
Spicey taste not as spicey as the aromas would suggest. A kind of bland taste midway through. A dry,tart finish a bit citrusy. Kind of a let down after the nice aromas.
Medium mouthfeel,slightly chewey,a bit harsh going down. Average beer not exciting,couldn't drink too many of these.
01-07-2007 04:34:16 | More by jcdiflorio
2.7/5 rDev -24.6%
Pours a dark lager with little carbonated fizzy head which is a pure white. Not exactly what I would have expected for the style.
Smells a little bitter and biting. I dont sense any depth, little hops.
Not much spice, not much flavor for the style. No depth, not much of much.
Feels ok, maybe a little over carbonated.
Rather move forward from the beer than back to it. So many other options out there, I dont see myself wanting another one of these.
12-20-2006 02:24:59 | More by JasonA
2.73/5 rDev -23.7%
Welp, this one doesnt warm the cockles of my tummy. Oh yeah, good start with nice looking DATED label (bottled 11/27/05, 6% abv). Sharp dark mahogany pour, topped by a frothy tan head, which unfortunately died rather quickly.
Pronounced leather and spices in the aroma, this should be good . but wait! Darn! A moderately harsh leather and floral bite on the quaff. Just not enough malt to balance it out properly.
Crisp and tart, the 6% fries the little hairs off your tongue. If offered freebies, this is drinkable if I have to buy, Id go with several others before this one.
01-09-2006 16:31:56 | More by Vancer
2.75/5 rDev -23.2%
This beer is dark brown in color with a tan head.
The aroma is of malt and spice. There is also a funky smell that I would have to describe as overheated metal. Quite odd for a beer.
The flavor has a sweet toasty malt base and a mild blend of spice followed by a mild dose of hops. The metallic smell comes to life a little in the flavor as well, but is not as strong.
Mouth feel is light in body and generously carbonated.
Overall this one gets a meh.
12-02-2005 02:50:09 | More by Naes
2.75/5 rDev -23.2%
Headless dark tea like colored pint pour with a thin ring lace with no carbonation notes showing.
At best, cola notes.
Woody bland dry straw flavors. Standard beer like malts are present.
Last swigs: On tap at the Drafting Room so I decided to celebrate the start of July with a Winter. This is a confused beer looking to distinguish what it is. Mostly it is a watered down porter. Less than average. Pass.
Beer is good. Happy weak beering.
Beer is good. Happy beering.
07-02-2004 03:01:05 | More by blitheringidiot
2.78/5 rDev -22.3%
Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a deep copper, much like a red ale. The off-white head dissipates to a film, an airy film. Random spots of lacing. Smells slightly like toffee with hints of caramel malts. The beer tastes bitter. Like bitter caramel and toffee, with burnt malts and sour hops. A sticky finish.
Overall, I really don't know what this beer is trying to be. It's all over the place, and I don't like the bitterness in it. Needs more malts and caramel.
12-03-2011 21:14:22 | More by JuicesFlowing
2.78/5 rDev -22.3%
Pretty auburn with a cream colored small head, strong lacing. Aroma is a large lump of leafy late hops, big caramel malt and cherries. Taste is a little pine-solish with some metallic notes that I get from many mass-produced beers(saaz?tettnang?) Rather dry. Boring yeast. Fine carbonation level, but what is there seems kinda harsh. Finish isn't very good, just graininess, pinesol, and cheezy hops. I am guessing that there was dry-hopping that didn't mesh well.
Starts off great. Change the yeast and get rid of the harsh finish and it would be a really good beer. As it is, it is unpolished. My guess is that they were going after a more marketable SNCA and just missed the mark by a bit.
01-05-2004 20:56:28 | More by waughbrew
Redhook Winterhook from Redhook Ale Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.