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Abominable Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

podunkparte, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

yourefragile, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Kerfluffel, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

towlea25, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
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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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a tulip glass

A: Very dark, not black, but a very dark brown mahogany. I definitely can't see through the beer. Tinges of ruby red around the edges of the glass.

S: I get lots of chocolate malt and orated barley on the nose. Maybe a tiny bit of black licorice, kind of reminiscent to the smell of a porter. Smells really nice to me.

T: The taste isn't similar to any "winter warmer" I've had (what really classifies this style anyways...?) I get lots of chocolate, just like the nose, and also lots of bitterness. I like how the bitterness of the hops plays off the chocolate malt to create a kind of coffee flavor.

M: Nothing but good to say about the mouthfeel. Super silky/creamy, moderate carbonation. Nice balance.

O: Overall I think this is a really nice take on what I feel like can be a very broad style. While this isn't my favorite winter beer it's certainly one that I look forward to every year. The profile for this beer says it's 7.5%, but the can that I'm looking at (2012 batch) says this winter monster clocks in at 8%, the alcohol is masked well. Abominable definitely gets more complex and enjoyable as it warms, don't pass this beer up if you see it.

bifrost17, Nov 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Jason, Jan 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

stereosforgeeks, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

distantmantra, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

FalconA, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Kevlee722, Jan 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TysonA, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

tjcamm, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bespin15, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

CaptainQ, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

hopswap1, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bbadger, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Zach136, Dec 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

tut2528, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

MacStinson, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

spycow, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

LambicKing, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Aleforme, Nov 17, 2014
Abominable Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.