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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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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
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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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-07-2014 02:55:39 | More by wrightst
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Vogt52

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-01-2014 02:43:54 | More by Vogt52
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Liverocks

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-27-2014 13:49:17 | More by Liverocks
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-01-2014 14:40:39 | More by micromaniac129
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Skabiski

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-20-2014 22:34:55 | More by rorjets
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-14-2014 22:29:24 | More by Morey
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-10-2014 12:50:37 | More by xnicknj
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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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HarryPotHead

Maryland

3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into vintage Gunther Brewing hollow stem goblet.

A - cloudy, semi-opaque, amber to brown with an off white head and some light lacing.

S - waaay understated....one could say barely there. Not bad, just not there. Some malt, some citrus, but not enough of either.

T - heavy malt backbone with an IPA finish. Better than expected and pretty easy to drink. Again, pretty nondescript....nothing really over the top for sure. As a winter seasonal I expected more spice. Decent.

M - a little watery, slightly dry, with just the right amount of carbonation for the style.

O - i read back through the above and I feel like I'm not giving this brew enough credit. It's pretty darn good. Not world class....not award winning, but decent in its own right. My first go round with Evolution brewing and I'll be keeping an eye out for them in my travels. Cheers! [ii]D

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 01:29:38 | More by HarryPotHead
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DougAppleby

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-28-2013 03:49:18 | More by DougAppleby
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

2.89/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-28-2013 21:50:19 | More by csurowiec
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-13-2013 23:29:23 | More by duceswild
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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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BillRoth

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10%

09-22-2013 20:11:42 | More by BillRoth
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -10%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-12-2013 20:26:09 | More by mpalestino
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed 3/8/13 12 oz bottle in a nonic pint glass

A - Pours a clean amber with a half finger head that dissipates immediately. Very little lacing.

S - Sweet bready malt upfront. A fruity yeast aroma a little deeper. Hints of caramel and maple syrup.

T - Sweet and malty, fruity esters, hint of hops, and a slightly bitter finish.

M - Medium body, light to medium carbonation, smooth.

O - Decent beer, not going to see it out again.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 02:06:53 | More by Profchaos20
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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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utopiajane

New York

3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I loved this. It’s everything an IPA is without all the oil. I’m new to the style but here goes. Pours a cloudy copper amber with a decent head that fell fast to a thin film on top and a small ring. Good lace. Nose is heavenly with malt. It’s bread, it’s caramel, it’s deep and round with a sweetness that takes a backseat in the nicest way. The hops are herbal and pungent, earthy and offer just a hint of lemon. Dark fruits whisper from the nose as it warms but they never fully evince and it’s restrained. The taste is toast and breaddy malt with a nice fullness from the understated sweetness. The hops are bitter on the tip of the tongue but it’s like they hold it back until the finish and then they realize a full bitter without a lot of oil and without a lot of resin. Carbonation is medium and the body is deft and light.

I could compare this to an IPA or to a red ale. Positively enjoyable with plenty of toast but nothing burnt. The malt is outstanding and lasting throughout the drink. The balance is excellent and the hops hold their own without becoming fruity. It’s creamy but also strong and stately. What a treat.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 14:05:07 | More by utopiajane
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DrBass

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-25-2013 17:47:35 | More by DrBass
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-23-2013 19:19:04 | More by thampel09
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Secret Spot Winter Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.