First Frost - Fullsteam Brewery

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88
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 19
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: Verecund on 02-06-2011)
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Photo of bwsewell
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrew_Schwochow
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of oberon
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of jaswilson2
3.04/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of KevinDixonBeer
3.04/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of mverity
4.48/5  rDev +14%
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.

Photo of Yodo
2.75/5  rDev -30%

Photo of ldhughes3
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of MacQ32
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of plinythederek
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -30%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Bonko_the_sane
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jsteele
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of dirtylou
3.85/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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First Frost from Fullsteam Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.