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Frostnipper Winter Warmer - Aviator Brewing Company

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: atsprings on 12-17-2009)
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Reviews by callisbeers:
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callisbeers

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from growler. Nice dark amber color, with great head and lacing that sticks throughout the glass. All the flavors described by others, just a nice blend of them that makes a really nice winter beer. At 8.5% it does pack a punch, which makes this a one or two beer night. However, unlike some other winter beers where the alcohol takes away from the taste of the beer, here the alcohol adds to it. It is not overpowering but just enough to "warm" you up. Nice job on this one, will try to have on tap next winter.

Serving type: growler

02-12-2011 12:50:32 | More by callisbeers
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-05-2014 01:36:33 | More by Falcone
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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-08-2014 12:37:29 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 23:43:55 | More by chinchill
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Danny1217

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-15-2014 22:32:31 | More by Danny1217
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-13-2014 22:01:55 | More by Drknight
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-07-2014 22:38:09 | More by waiting4lunch
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-07-2014 00:26:40 | More by 2dogbrew
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-26-2014 22:28:26 | More by dbrauneis
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 04:01:57 | More by GarthDanielson
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-26-2013 02:55:56 | More by Kappakoosh
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-25-2013 03:16:08 | More by SadMachine
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

12-24-2013 03:02:32 | More by SFNC
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-18-2013 04:30:34 | More by lupercmda
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Oscar_The_Rauch

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 00:21:38 | More by Oscar_The_Rauch
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-13-2013 03:54:50 | More by OldhouseRecs
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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North Carolina

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09-06-2013 22:40:04 | More by Soto
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Washington

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03-08-2013 15:32:16 | More by Duvel
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

01-19-2013 15:25:58 | More by BigGingDrinker
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

01-08-2013 06:14:14 | More by KevinGordon
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California

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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Frostnipper Winter Warmer from Aviator Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.