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Slick Nick Winter Ale - Sebago Brewing Company

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Slick Nick Winter Ale is our most popular seasonal ale. The caramel and black malts we use to brew Slick Nick gives it the deep amber color. This insidious brew is best enjoyed during New England's freezing winter months. Slick Nick himself is pictured on our label casing out the Victoria Mansion in Portland Maine on a blustery night. Warm up with one of Maine's best winter offerings.

38.8 IBU

(Beer added by: msolar on 12-18-2008)
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-24-2013 01:24:47 | More by Rekrule
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xacidx

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-22-2013 02:24:17 | More by xacidx
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epoole3

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-15-2013 23:37:17 | More by epoole3
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maxk

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-03-2013 13:48:23 | More by maxk
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-13-2013 17:08:01 | More by JTomczak
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ScottieD

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-21-2013 01:28:32 | More by ScottieD
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hockeypuck

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-03-2013 23:46:23 | More by hockeypuck
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-25-2013 08:36:52 | More by jaxon53
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trotnixon

Maine

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-24-2013 10:47:20 | More by trotnixon
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-23-2013 04:30:10 | More by tpauer
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-27-2013 23:05:53 | More by ChrisL24481
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

01-21-2013 23:55:00 | More by mattparsons
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-19-2013 18:19:00 | More by Proclarush
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle.

Slightly hazy ruddy copper body. Slim finger of gauzy, sticky, cobwebby, dirty beige head. Some lacing. Sugary malts with fruity notes of plum and Concord grape. A little bitter molasses edge. Fruit cake-y with subtle spices (allspice and ginger?).

Caramel, slightly toasted malt up front. Plum and grape fruitiness fill up the palate. Tannic, bitter edge picks up mid-way through. Faint spice notes, but the herbal, woody bitterness is too strong for it. Dryer in the finish, thanks to the bitterness. Some lingering fruit malt sweetness. Not bad, but a little harsh on the bitterness. Medium bodied with a creamy feel.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 22:10:34 | More by alexgash
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deebo

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-copper amber color. Clear with a weak white foam
S-warm spices reminiscent of the style. Cinnamon and nutmeg especially. Malty with a sweet cookie note
T-pretty much right on with the aroma
M-soft bodied and quick finish. A bit of a spicy noble hop like finish. Pleasing
O-a solid easy drinking WW

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 17:06:39 | More by deebo
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep copper color with a huge beige head that persists forever leaving moderate lacing on the glass. Hints of caramel and bready malt mix with earthy spicy hops make up the aroma. A slight mineral edge rounds out the nose. The flavor is toffee and caramel with bread mineral water and earthy spicy hops providing some bit of balance. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Not a bad beer, I could see myself drinking these.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 02:19:58 | More by johnnnniee
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012

A: Pours an amber color with a fingers worth of off-white head

S: Caramel and malts stick out the most, with a touch of fruitiness and brown bread

T: Follows the nose, sweet caramel and brown bread along with a hint of dark fruit from the hops. Fairly simple

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Exceptionally smooth

O: A nice little winter warmer with no spices. Nice and easy to drink as well. Good price point, solid beer

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 08:35:46 | More by BEERMILER12
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazy, amber-brown coloring with a sparse white surface coating. Aromas of roasted toffee, gingerbread, and some old world fruit sweetness. Flavors are initially light, with fig and date sweetness blending with a light roasting and some warming spices. Smooth and mid-bodied, this leads to a sweet and roasty aftertaste. The finish is almost cloying, but remains light enough to avoid overpowering. Tasty brew.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 23:39:15 | More by GarthDanielson
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juliusseizure

New York

3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-25-2012 22:12:28 | More by juliusseizure
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-12-2012 01:50:58 | More by vfgccp
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-22-2012 00:37:42 | More by PeteRiz
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obywan59

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer of the month.

The beer is coppery or orange-amber in color, depending on the light. A light tan 3-finger head dissipated quickly leaving a bit of lacing. No carbonation buttles are apparent.

The smell is of toasted malts with lemony spice and other fruity aromas. The citrus is just on the overripe side.

Caramelly toasted malts make their presence known upfront, but are largely wiped out by a fast rising and long lasting bitterness accented by some light spiciness. The second glass exhibits some metallic flavor after a hard pour, but soon settles down.

The medium-bodied mouthfeel borders on medium-full. There's a bit of bite on the tongue, though I never saw a single carbonation bubble. Occasionally, there's also some warmth in the throat.

This is a decent beer. Not spectacular, but not disappointing either. I would have no complaints if I happened to encounter it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 04:37:01 | More by obywan59
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours hazy brown with a 1.5 finger of off-white head. Average retention some lower lacing.

S - Yeasty spice bread, mixed with sugary raisins, dates, and prunes. Heavily brewed cold tea, doughy yeast,

T - Sweet malt laced with pepper, cinnamon, brown sugar, and unknown other spices. Prunes start to rise above the other flavors, hints of orange tea come in with a nutty yeast. Finishes with an herbal hop bitterness.

M - Medium body, soft carbonation.

Not sure what style this fits in. Heavy yeast, some spice bread, and some mild hops make this good for a setting. Not sure I would seek this out though.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 00:27:08 | More by StaveHooks
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suspect

New York

3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Thanks to mrmarmot for the hookup. This came in his beer-of-the-month club.

A: Pours a mostly clear reddish color. Relatively aggressive pour leads to a 1 finger off-white head that disappears relatively quickly. Lacing is thick and plentiful.

S: Spices, malts and faint hop aroma lead a really nice smelling beer.

T: Follows the nose almost exactly. Strong spices including cinnamon, coriander and a really wonderful malt profile.

M: Nice creamy feel...aftertaste doesn't stick for very long but leaves me wanting more.

O: A solid beer. Not really a "strong ale" so to speak, more of a winter warmer but a very good one, none-the-less.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 01:51:01 | More by suspect
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mostpoetsdo

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-26-2012 02:47:11 | More by mostpoetsdo
Slick Nick Winter Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
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