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Abominable Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

128 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
47 IBU

(Beer added by: beertunes on 01-07-2010)
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

TheBaumer, Dec 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

chippo33, Feb 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

trytoketchup, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of hreb
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle dated 10.18.11. Beer pours a thick dark brown with a chestnut head. Little aroma. Flavor is immediately spicy. Ingredients ("Down & Dirty") claim no additives, so the spice must be all in the hops. Otherwise I might have guessed cloves, based on the "heat" of the flavor. 8.0% ABV (based on this year's label) doesn't hurt, either. There's a malt backbone to thing thing as well, but flavor-wise, it's lost here. Mouthfeel is pretty good thanks to well-moderated carbonation, but drinkability suffers due to the one dimensional bitterness. Verdict: not my favorite.

hreb, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of irishgreensoda
3/5  rDev -22.1%

irishgreensoda, Jan 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

leodarko, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of ccrida
3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draught at Naked City, Abominable is dark, cola brown, pretty much still, with only a wisp of a khaki collar.

Smell is muted, even after letting it warm up and breath for a while, just a little caramel.

Taste is pretty mellow, just a generic malty beer, some caramel, a touch of char. Clean, but underwhelming, I kept waiting for it to open up, but to no avail.

Mouthfeel is slick, medium bodied, perhaps a touch more, but not painfully so. Smooth, drinks like a porter, but with less then average malt (but still dark).

Drinkability ok, it's smooth and inoffensive, and the 7.5% ABV is well hidden. OTOH, it lacks character, and is boring. Average, generic dark ale, although not your typical winter warmer - darker yet less flavor!

ccrida, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of BeerNW
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

BeerNW, Dec 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

yeaprolly, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz BOMB, bottleworks

the cask version of this layed on a ton of raspberries was wonderful - this review is the bottled base beer

appearance: split/served in great divide shaker pint, near ebony body, splotchy tan head with a nice lace

smell: char, light dry roasty aroma, not much else

taste: Bitter roast, dry char, bakers chocolate, some nice dark fruits, smoke, toffee. Interesting, but benefits from the barrel and cask treatment at the brewery.

mouthfeel: dry, bitter roastiness

overall: ok, not my favorite fremont bottling

dirtylou, Nov 07, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a pint glass. When I think winter warmer, I imagine some red or ruby hues. This looks like a porter or stout. Nice 3/4 inch head that leaves nice lacing. Not much of a nose on this. Faint roasted grain. Maybe a hint of raisin. The taste is good. Not great. It's an easy drinking beer for sure. Very slight roasty flavor. Bit of sweetness. Again that hint of raisin. Really smooth and balanced. Hops are nowhere to be found. They are in there because it is really well balanced but nothing really shines flavor wise. I like this beer more than my review reflects. This is a good beer for a cold winter day. However I think when you slap "winter warmer"on it, you expect certain flavors to be bolder. This cost $5 and change for a bomber at Full Throttle Bottles. Really good price for this beer.

sergeantstogie, Nov 10, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a beer competition.

Pours a murky brown with tons of head. Too much if you ask me. No real lacing to speak of with massive bubbles on the head. Smells Pretty non-descript. Some sweetness on the nose and a bit of spice. Tastes dry and sweet. A bit of yeastiness as well. Fairly light on flavour but well balanced.High carbonation and fairly drinkable. Overall, not stellar but definitely not bad

Urbancaver, Feb 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Hanzo, Jan 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

nmann08, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Kopfschuss, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

cherche, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BraatenBrew, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

podunkparte, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

yourefragile, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Kerfluffel, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

towlea25, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Hucks for aging this for me!
Bottled 18OCT11

Pours a dark brown with a sheet of tan foam and a spotty leftover of lace. Nose is lots of caramel, toffee, tawny character - surprised given the SRM here. I like the sweet nose on this one. Flavor is sharply dry with malts and hints of sweetness and a molasses character. The malts have oxidized slightly over the year and have developed a woody character. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer.

harrymel, Oct 09, 2012
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Abominable Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.