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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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Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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

07-16-2013 02:40:54 | More by pathman
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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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Brenden

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a solid, deep and clear red-orange. It's not dark enough to be brown, but it is close to it. The tan head grows to a finger in height, sticks around for a minute and fades down to foam. Moderate spotty lacing remains on the glass.
The aroma is a mix of dark fruits and spicing with a slight tinge of booziness. There's a good amount of sweetness detectable in it with citrus notes. Caramel mingles with spicing both sweet and otherwise. It's a pretty good rendition of a good spiced holiday loaf/cake.
The taste follows suit, caramel and toffee sweetness along with breads from a nice malt backbone along with cinnamon and ginger, maybe some allspice as well. Lots of dark fruits pull the tongue in a few different but similar directions with some nuttiness underlying.
The body is medium and has a light bit of crispness but could use just a little more to keep it lively. Likewise the smoothness, as there's just enough to keep it rolling but not quite as much as it should. Alcohol thins it out just a touch of the end. On the plus side, it keeps from cloying or astringency.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 01:50:46 | More by Brenden
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-19-2013 23:45:39 | More by Stinger80OH
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

02-08-2013 02:02:09 | More by nmann08
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stuttle13


2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

02-02-2013 22:34:49 | More by stuttle13
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440kk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-23-2013 03:37:15 | More by 440kk
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tastymug

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

01-14-2013 01:09:26 | More by tastymug
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish to brown color with a light tan head. In the aroma, spices, but bigger notes of ginger. In the taste, spicy, mainly all spice and ginger. A spice like bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry spice and ginger in the aftertaste. Big spices, especially ginger, good, but just about average.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 18:01:27 | More by OWSLEY069
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Brew Kettle : Winter Warmer

LOOK: Clear amber colored brew that pours with a short livid head.

SMELL: Spicecake aroma of sweet malt, spicy cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Cinnamon roll like smell.

TASTE: Mellow fruit notes, cinnamon spice, pepper and brown sugar. Hint of dark fruits and dusty cocoa. Soft bitterness to cover the sweet caramel like maltyness. A bit of ginger and juicy citrus. Cinnamon, sugar and toasted malt are the big notes, and everything works well together. For its boasting strength (8% abv) the alcohol is well disguised in the taste.

FEEL: Full bodied, smooth and medium level of carbonation. Clean finish with a touch of cinnamon and cocoa riding out the flavors.

OVERALL: A rather impressive winter offering from the Brew Kettle. Mellow, yet complex and all the flavors are well integrated. Easy drinking, and a perfect way to stay warm during the cold winter months.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 20:39:25 | More by Stinkypuss
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451beer

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-21-2012 18:37:56 | More by 451beer
Winter Warmer (formerly Ringneck) from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
83 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.