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Winter Warmer (formerly Ringneck) - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Winter Warmer (formerly Ringneck)Winter Warmer (formerly Ringneck)

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BA SCORE
83
good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 87
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly called "Ringneck Winter Warmer".

(Beer added by: granger10 on 01-15-2004)
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-28-2014 02:23:45 | More by WesMantooth
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muraco3

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-08-2014 02:01:17 | More by muraco3
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2013 bottling. Pours moderately hazy ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, orange peel, herbal, floral, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, fig, caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, orange peel, herbal, floral, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of fruity yeast, malt, and spice flavors; with a good malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice winter warmer style. Good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 00:07:34 | More by superspak
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-30-2014 12:49:10 | More by tallfellapgh
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Matt_Ortiz

California

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

12-30-2013 10:44:11 | More by Morey
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Matt2509

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-27-2013 17:48:23 | More by Matt2509
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Eastside151

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12-24-2013 02:59:42 | More by Eastside151
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M1A2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-23-2013 23:27:01 | More by M1A2
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addiwilliams

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Zonian1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-20-2013 02:56:41 | More by Zonian1
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dillon_1005

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-10-2013 07:28:13 | More by dillon_1005
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-08-2013 02:54:49 | More by xdefeatsy
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catfan2000

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-06-2013 00:15:38 | More by catfan2000
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Lelampp

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

11-27-2013 04:30:40 | More by Lelampp
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-25-2013 20:49:30 | More by scott2269
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Mahogany color, one-finger head
S: Malty, spicy, some brown sugar and fig notes
T: Fruit cocktail, brown sugar, malt, spice
M: Fairly full, but the finish is fairly oppressive due to the sweetness/alcohol
O: If the amount of sugar and alcohol were each dialed back just one notch this would be far improved IMO. Its got nice elements especially the nose but it's a bit off balanced

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 23:44:39 | More by ONUMello
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2013 02:45:51 | More by Lukass
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Noonan425

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2013 02:08:41 | More by Noonan425
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-15-2013 00:22:31 | More by Lanstrum
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DeFaz

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-10-2013 07:28:31 | More by DeFaz
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jtennyson99

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-28-2013 01:06:41 | More by jtennyson99
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Brownsfan13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

04-15-2013 23:47:47 | More by Brownsfan13
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. No freshness info from TBK, which is sad, but if you follow them on facebook, you will get solid updates on when things get released, which is awesome. Poured into snifter - the result looks just like the label photo.

Pours very clear, with no head. This is OK though, and as I'm not going to break down the spice regimen, I can say overall there is a highly suggested "Dr. Pepper" taste. As that particular beverage makes no state of their 23 ingredients, I feel I must treat this brew the same. Very refreshing, thick, wintry mouthfeel, and easy to drink.

I conclude with this: There is another, better-known, more-abundant, more-hyped Christmas beer that comes out in the greater Cleveland area each year. I do not get that beer anymore, but I will *always* purchase TBK Winter Warmer and spread the gospel to those who wish to taste for themselves. This is my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 19:35:42 | More by sixerofelixir
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Winter Warmer (formerly Ringneck) from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
83 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.