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Winterbraun - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2003)
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Reviews by monkeylovebeer:
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monkeylovebeer

California

4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ahhh, nothing says Christmas like the annual battle of the winter warmers ... Let's get ready to fumble!

In the spirit of full disclosure, I am somewhat partial to the brews produced by Eureka's Lost Coast Brewery; as I only stayed alive during my first year of college at HSU due to their delicious and incredibly generous all-you-can-eat Buffalo wing Happy Hour. Happy hours, indeed.

That said, their winter warmer offering, a supercharged version of their perennial Downtown Brown, pours a ruby-tinted cola brown with a half-inch toasted tan head that dissipates pretty quickly.

The Winterbraun throws a nice strong malty nose with wet straw and yeast notes. The first sip revels an unexpected spicy flavor perhaps due to the use of Saaz hops.

A lot of tasters have noticed a hint of chocolate but with all the Christmas candy around this place, I feel I've broken, or at least badly sprained, that particular taste bud. I do detect a nice caramel aftertaste, however and the beer goes down clean and quickly, calling for another one.

Feliz Navidad

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 22:06:23 | More by monkeylovebeer
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Pours dark brown with a large fading off-white head.
Very malty aroma with nutty malt, a bit of chocolate and some soft booze.
Sweet flavours too. More nutty malt, almost cloying. Some melanoidin notes and booze.
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S: Moderate aromas of toasted and roasted malts with some lighter aromas of chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla.

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Winterbraun from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
84 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.