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Winterbraun - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of speedothong
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a lovely winter warmer. It is substantial, dark combination of chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Winterbaun errs on the side of bitter (bakers chocolate and hops) rather than sweet. There is a nice boozy afterburn that provides a warming finish.

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass, this fine winter warmer pours a deep mahogany brown with a firm light tan head that dissipates to a big bubbled ring with great soapy lacing. Nose of chocolate and caramel malts, reminiscent of a dopplebock, with some moderate hop bitterness in the background. Flavors follow most exquisitely with roasted dopplebock like notes, chocolate, some dark fruit flavor profile of plum and raisin, and a mild hop bitterness cutting through the back to even it all out. VERY nice and substantial with a smooth yet bracing mouth feel with a decent amount of alcoholic warmth on the back. Excellent!

Cheers!

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

Photo of BigRizz62
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

Photo of double2chin
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Pretendbeard
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Dreamer
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ayount3
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.

Photo of Furlinator
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.

Photo of Twan22
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of Paul_Zills121
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

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Winterbraun from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
84 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.