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Winter Ale - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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Winter AleWinter Ale

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BA SCORE
83
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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ltjska04 on 11-28-2010)
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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
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1mrbeer

Ohio

3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a, dare I say, unique taste.It must be the combination of the molasses and cinnamon,not that that's a bad thing,just different.I noticed the abv is listed on BA as 7.5% but the Rivertown site says it is 8.2%.Even with the higher abv it is well hidden amongst the flavors.I like the fact that it is a local(to me,at least) offering and would recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 18:31:50 | More by 1mrbeer
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WolfAlynn

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18%

10-04-2013 03:25:30 | More by WolfAlynn
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C_Roetting

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-30-2013 03:08:08 | More by C_Roetting
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-01-2013 13:15:57 | More by Cynic-ale
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NW2285

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-29-2013 16:46:59 | More by NW2285
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WingsInStripes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-25-2013 22:37:35 | More by WingsInStripes
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hoffa0922

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -18%

05-23-2013 00:01:08 | More by hoffa0922
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Bill235

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-09-2013 19:15:27 | More by Bill235
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-30-2013 21:35:00 | More by davemathews68
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Nick_Foltz

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +36.6%

03-09-2013 11:23:20 | More by Nick_Foltz
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BigPauly


4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I loved this beer, perfect for a winter evening. The molasses comes through along with a hint of spice, cinnamon before the first sip. Not much of a head, small lacing, but that's alright with me. This is a rich amber/ruby colored ale, I used my vintage Falstaff lager glass. At first you have a taste of cinnamon which fades into a spicy sweet flavor. Light mouth feel, with no alcohol bite despite a 7.5%. Like it for the colder nights!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 02:55:21 | More by BigPauly
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XavierMuskies

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-21-2013 01:41:44 | More by XavierMuskies
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boudreaux

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-14-2013 07:14:58 | More by boudreaux
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-13-2013 17:38:51 | More by grahamboudreaux
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nikbullet

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-11-2013 22:50:44 | More by nikbullet
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-09-2013 20:56:52 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

02-09-2013 00:25:43 | More by RedneckBeerz
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JustinWhipple

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-26-2013 23:54:07 | More by JustinWhipple
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Dubious13


4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A; Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass. Minimal head with little retention and no lacing. Copper colored and very clear. Almost luminous qualities.

S: Cinnamon is the dominant smell with earthy undertones

T: Cinnamon and caramel. For being brewed with molasses, it is suprisingly light. Hops are evident but not overpowering. Very complementary to the maltiness. Extremely balanced flavor, excepting that it may be too sweet for some palettes.

M: Medium body, not too dry for an 8% beer, little carbonation.

O: One of the better winter brews I've tried. Extremely balanced and very drinkable. As far as food pairings, I recommend venison or other "gamey" red meat.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 21:21:54 | More by Dubious13
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +23%

01-05-2013 13:54:20 | More by Lukass
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Martstar

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

01-01-2013 08:14:13 | More by Martstar
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Brent

Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In what has been a pretty lackluster season for winter seasonals, this beer shines above the rest. Bright, almost luminous, copper. Aroma was warmly spicy. Moderate, clean bodied mouthfeel. Spicing is prominent but not overpowering. Natural cinnamon, a touch woody, with some other cookie-like background spice. ETOH is well integrated - a little warming and perhaps lending some pepper to the cinnamon. Overall very well done.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2012 14:36:09 | More by Brent
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patpbr

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first Winter Warmer I have ever Tried.
A brownish color without lacing. Lots of Cinnamon, it really takes over. The taste is Cinnamon, spice, apple, gingerbread. Lots of flavor, just a hint of malt, some syrup . Its more of a flavored beer then I care for. High ABV, Not one I would buy a six of.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 23:56:16 | More by patpbr
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edfish

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tried at the tap room, poured in a plastic cup.
A-Even in a cup had a nice dark orange brown look to it.
S-Man smelled like a Christmas cookie ...very sweet smell
T-Just like it smells, sweet and christmas spice, it is an 8% brew but you don't taste the alcohol until it warms up.
MF- Rich and sweet all the way
O-was a little to overpowering with the sweetness and Christmas spice I think it is a good dessert beer

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2012 23:27:35 | More by edfish
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bzach

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-21-2012 05:31:30 | More by bzach
Winter Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.