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First Frost - Fullsteam Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 20
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Verecund on 02-06-2011)
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Photo of oberon
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a large tulip glass a clear amber shade with a lacey slight off white head atop.Spiced yeasty esters in the nose along with a noticeable sour element.Belgian yeast flavors with a tannin-like fruitiness with a light lactic touch in the finish.Not bad a little different than I was expecting but quite good.

oberon, Yesterday at 07:43 PM
Photo of jaswilson2
3.04/5  rDev -22.8%

jaswilson2, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of KevinDixonBeer
3.04/5  rDev -22.8%

KevinDixonBeer, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

sendbeer, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Iamjeff6, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

JohnnieNepal, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of mverity
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice amber color with thin light tan head and thin collar. Aroma is a light caramel, some fruity-tangy-berry-like notes. Now I think I know what persimmons smell and taste like. Really digging the fruity taste in this beer. Great medium body and carbonation lend to a great beer experience.

mverity, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Yodo
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Yodo, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of ldhughes3
4/5  rDev +1.5%

ldhughes3, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of MacQ32
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

MacQ32, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of plinythederek
4/5  rDev +1.5%

plinythederek, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

ygtbsm94, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

nmann08, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Lantern, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of SLeffler27
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours gem clear, SRM 16-17 (dark copper), with lots of random, fine carbonation under a one-inch, creamy ochre head that has amazing longevity. A dense coating of foamy lace lines a Lost Abbey pint glass.

The aroma contains light gingerbread and spruce with very faint spices and plums.

Cinnamon and graham crackers are prominent as First Frost warms. The flavors overall are clean, but lack the punch and complexity generally sought after in this style. A subtle, lingering dry finish brings out dark stone fruits. Style guidelines aside, this was quite enjoyable.

The full body is complimented by a light, creamy texture and faint, prickly carbonation. Alcohol is present, but not hot, possibly due to the noticeable residual sugars.

This is a good sipping beer, but perhaps better with a rich, meaty meal.

SLeffler27, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

oline73, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of FUwolfpacker
4/5  rDev +1.5%

FUwolfpacker, May 30, 2013
Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Holland, May 15, 2013
Photo of Bonko_the_sane
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Bonko_the_sane, May 12, 2013
Photo of jsteele
4/5  rDev +1.5%

jsteele, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2011 vintage, 750ml, split

Muddy amber body - really minimal head. Aromas of dry malt, sugars, and earthy dark fruits. A bit of a floral taste, malty, earthy, spice, corriander. Interesting, though not particularly great. A bit of a dry finish - more belgian dark than winter warmer to me.

dirtylou, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

BigGingDrinker, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jak, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of roywilliams
5/5  rDev +26.9%

roywilliams, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +1.5%

KevinGordon, Feb 07, 2013
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First Frost from Fullsteam Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.