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Frostnipper Winter Warmer - Aviator Brewing Company

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: atsprings on 12-17-2009

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Photo of dwaters59
2.39/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours Deep Ruby with a brown foamy head. Smells piney. Tastes bitter dry. I dig winter warmer ales, but this one misses the mark. It's very brown beer tasting with what seems like allspice and pine needle bitterness. I poured the pint out after three good draws.

Photo of Keith27614
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SeaOfAsh
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgator3
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Jae9979
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of nhaines16
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of slimpickens101
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of chinchill
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated 22oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours a clear, dark reddish-mahogany with a modest tan head.

Excellent aroma (>4) with very good taste.
Smooth, medium-full body with medium-low carbonation.

Malty and smokey (altough light in the mouth and absent in the nose) compared to the average "winter warmer" (as if, with all the variability, such a thing existed). Some dark fruit, conservative blended spices, most obviously including nutmeg, and hints of hops.

Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a deep, dark, ruby coloring with a ton of tight, small bubbled carbonation action and a low profile, solid, cream colored head. Aromas of smoke and peat forward, with campfire notes, caramel and chocolate highlights, and a subtle spice blend of cedar, nutmeg, all spice, and cinnamon. Nicely balanced aromas, and very inviting. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, with a deep caramel and toffee sweet backbone that is rich and heavy, supporting a very subtle spice blend, subtle warmth, and earthy notes. A subtle bitterness slowly builds at the end, as well as a subtle warmth. Very well balanced throughout, I really can't state that enough. Smooth, creamy body, with a bitter, rich, and roasted sweet aftertaste, with a slightly dry and bitter linger in the warming, spiced finish. Very tasty beer, and extremely drinkable. Rumor has it all their beers are moving to cans, which makes this a very packable winter brew!

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of SFNC
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Oscar_The_Rauch
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a deep ruby brown with a finger of beige colored head

S: Brown spice and milk chocolate along with some smoked/roasted malts and a slight pine note, but nothing "jumps out" at you. Definitely more subtle.

T: Flavors confirm the nose, but the body seems a bit thin... especially in the mid-palate. Also, the length on the finish doesn't hold for very long.

O: When it comes to the "Winter Warmer" style, I am looking for something with more backbone and spice. I guess Highland Brewing Co.'s "Cold Mountain Ale" has spoiled me. This beer wasn't great nor was it poor. I almost find it to be a more "sessionable" winter warmer ale (if such a thing exists) since it didn't wreck your palate.

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Frostnipper Winter Warmer from Aviator Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.