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Secret Spot Winter Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Secret Spot Winter AleSecret Spot Winter Ale

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82
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lackenhauser on 11-26-2010)
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MrBoh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-13-2013 05:51:31 | More by MrBoh
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Billolick

New York

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into an Ommegang tulip. Best by Mar 2013 notched onto the side of the label. Picked by a friend at Stateline on the MD/DE border

A: Pours lightly hazed medium amber. Darker khaki cap, slow to fade, thick collar and film. Leaves some low sheeting.

S: Malts dominate the nose. Caramel and toast abound

T: Malty brew, dark toast, maple and more caramel. Also some moderate winter spicing and then moderate drying hops late.

M: Smooth and pleasant on the tongue and coating the mouth. The body is medium and the carbonation is on the lower side but fine for the style.

O: Enjoyable enough brew. Malty beer lovers will enjoy this one.

01-01-2013 01:20:25 | More by Billolick
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-18-2013 01:08:51 | More by acurtis
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

2.89/5  rDev -19.9%

Take a generic IPA and then toss in a few spices. Presto... you have this beer. Brown in color carries a large amount of head on a violent pour from the bottle, so much so that it ran over the glass. Within a minute or two the white foam was gone. I couldn't pick up that much on the aroma but the taste is sour. Yeah you can sugar coat it and say bitter but the lack of sweetness comes off as if you are sucking on a bag of buckles. Nothing to write home about, but good to taste in a comparison of winter beers. Def taste like a backyard brewer.

12-25-2013 00:01:04 | More by Ryanm1
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%

Review from notes. Had on tap at the brewery.

A: Pours an amber/copper color with a one finger white head that dissipates rather quickly to a ring on the top of the beer. Decent lacing.

S: A little bit of floral hops, but mostly malt driven. Some toffee and caramel dominate the rest of the aroma.

T: Toast malt, toffee, some nice caramelized sugar, and a surprising hop kick.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation, has a slightly sticky and dry finish.

O: Quite good, reminds of their ESB almost with more hops. Too bad it won't be around until next winter as this is a nice beer for the cold months.

04-01-2011 01:46:39 | More by mdaschaf
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Skabiski

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-05-2014 18:44:18 | More by Skabiski
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-01-2013 06:34:32 | More by whatname
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-12-2013 18:44:40 | More by bconsidine
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-10-2013 16:18:54 | More by ConradKenney
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-03-2013 19:21:45 | More by ChipMurray
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-12-2013 20:26:09 | More by mpalestino
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Ghizmo

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-06-2012 02:46:00 | More by Ghizmo
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Tavo2311

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-06-2014 02:58:32 | More by Tavo2311
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Metatron6

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10%

02-15-2013 19:56:03 | More by Metatron6
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RyanC

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-21-2013 11:15:48 | More by RyanC
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-22-2014 02:23:28 | More by curlybird
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Clear honey-amber pour, topped with a small bubbly off-white head; minimal retention, and a few streaks of lacing. Caramel malts in the nose, some floral and citrus hops. Taste of caramel malts, toasted grains, toffee backbone, quickly giving way to a crisp hoppiness, orange peel and floral notes, fairly bitter from mid-palate onward. Hoppier than I'd expect for an altbier, maybe even closer to an APA, but still good either way. Medium body and pretty good overall.

11-15-2012 00:36:35 | More by Rifugium
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-28-2011 13:09:00 | More by AngusOg
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-14-2013 02:40:34 | More by ROGUE16
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-21-2012 01:31:02 | More by nmann08
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-28-2012 04:33:26 | More by rydev24
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-27-2013 22:51:08 | More by NumberNone
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-25-2012 20:47:32 | More by Boone757
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Secret Spot Winter Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.