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Winterbraun - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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406 Ratings
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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2003

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3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
2.59/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very dark appearance with mild head and carbonation. Sweet herbal aroma. Spice, tobacco, chocolate malt sweetness. Slightly ashy at the end of the sip.

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lard_City
4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep Amber/caramel color. Decent malty nose. Hoppy yet malty and sweet, almost like a lighter imperial stout. Nice bitterness at the end. Very tasty.

Photo of flr0605
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Radome
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

L - Deep brown color. Holding it up to the light shows garnet highlights and crystal clarity. Head was tan, 3/4" tall and persistent, made of tiny, creamy bubbles.

S - Warm malt aromas of bread, Munich malt, low chocolate, plums. Hops are in the background as a spicy earthy note.

T - Flavors follow the aromas. Graham crackers, Munich malt, plums, prunes. Earthy/spicy hops are there also, with bitterness at a sufficient level to cut through the malt sweetness.

M - Medium to heavy body. Low carbonation. Moderate alcohol presence. Moderately sweet finish.

O - This is an enjoyable beer, reminiscent of an English brown ale with some German Doppelbock overtones. The plum and prune notes are a bit strong for me, giving a cloying impression, resulting in the Taste category being its lowest score for me.

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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours opaque dark brown. The one inch khaki head fades to a thick cap on top and leaves thick curtains of lace.

The smell is of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt and faint vanilla.

The taste is of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and hop bitterness on the finish.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a solid brown ale that is less nutty, slightly more hoppy and just a little less impressive than Downtown Brown in my opinion.

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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of souvenirs
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yay, first winter ale of the season. Okay, it's probably a little early given that we haven't had Halloween yet, but I went to the liquor store looking for winter beers and I was happy to find a couple.

A: Chestnut brown with head that lingers and lingers.
S: Sweet. Maybe some spice in there. Malty. Dark fruits.
T: Dark fruits followed by bitter pure cocoa, with a boozy aftertaste. It's boozier than I might prefer, but, well, the label does say 8%.
F: Smooth.
O: Not exactly what I expected, but quite nice.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.36/5  rDev -9.7%

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Winterbraun from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
84 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.