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Winterbraun - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear dark reddish amber brown in color with minimal amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some ruby red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and roasted malts with some lighter aromas of chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of roasted and toasted malts with a light amount of sweetness. There are moderate flavors of cocoa and chocolate with just a hint of vanilla. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness are present but do not linger for too long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy with a touch of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: A nice example of a brown ale with some really nice winter flavors. I enjoyed this one and would definitely consider grabbing it again. Overall the alcohol is well hidden and the beer is relatively easy to drink.

dbrauneis, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of vonnegut21
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

vonnegut21, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Ruby red tinted brown with a mocha head.

S: Citrus hops and a touch of nutty malt in a faint nose.

T: Cinnamon, cardamom, nutty malt, nutmeg, blended really well together. A touch of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied and a little alcohol astringency. Moderate levels of carbonation.

O: Definitely one of the better brown ales I've had, which is saying absolutely nothing, so I'll put it this way: It's a great beer, nice and wintery, and the nutty malt serves as a nice backbone for the wintery style. Recommended.

BierJager89, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of fishguyac
4/5  rDev +7.2%

fishguyac, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Exeter, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of dwtyler
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

dwtyler, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Danmullens1
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Danmullens1, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of smekermann
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

smekermann, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of gefinley
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

gefinley, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

SocalKicks, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Smarty_Pints, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of surfrogue1
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

surfrogue1, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of elevatedgreens
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

elevatedgreens, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Knobpolisher
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Knobpolisher, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of mxchap
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Brown in color with reddish highlights. Minimal head with great lacing.
Aroma: Spices, chocolate, and roasted malt. Bread and oatmeal, and roasted almonds.
Taste: Solid sweet brown ale background. A nutty flavor peaks through. Finish is roasty. Rather roasty with some candy chocolate and licorice. Spices subdued. Moderate hop bitterness. Great flavors, but they don't quite blend together the way you would want them too.
Feel: Medium carbonation with a sticky sweetness.
Overall: A good winter-warmer. This beer is close to being great. Rather enjoyable

mxchap, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of dwren89
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: mahogany brown with red highlights, good clarity, almost no head retention

Aroma: very sweet, very molassesy, a thick sugary smell, a little dark fruit, slight spicy kick to it, some chocolate notes

Taste: thick and sweet, molasses prevailing, a good helping of chocolate, a little spiciness, sweet finish

Mouthfeel: thick and viscous, full body, medium low carbonation

Overall: Great full body and very thick, sweet finish. A prevailing molasses flavor (and texture!). Some spiciness on the finish as a little chocolate but a very overall thick and sweet beer.

dwren89, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

BillRoth, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

2GOOFY, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of adamguillette
2.5/5  rDev -33%

adamguillette, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +7.2%

thinwhiteduke, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of jpaulsen
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jpaulsen, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 09/25/2013 printed on the bottleneck. A new winter seasonal to me from Lost Coast. Acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a dark ruby chestnut mahogany colored body with three to four big fluffy fingers of khaki cream. Nice fat fluffy rings of lacing. Looks pretty damn nice.

S - Smell is nice and diverse. Fruity peach, grapefruit, and orange with some roasty chocolate malt, and some caramel. Herbal and earthy.

T - Taste is very nice. Sweet, earthy, and herbal. White sugar, tea leaves, syrupy toffee, caramel, and dark roasty chocolate malt.

M - Thick, heavy, and full-bodied with big appropriate carbonation. Sticky, dry, and bitter. Slight alcohol warmth on the finish.

Overall, a decent winter warmer from Lost Coast, although perhaps slightly muddled and a little bit confused as to what it wants to be. Either way, it is a tasty and appropriate winter beer at 8.00% abv. Glad to have tried it, and I might even have it again if the opportunity came to pass.

Lost Coast Winterbraun ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of wollefdoogylloj
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

wollefdoogylloj, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Braz, Nov 25, 2013
Winterbraun from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
84 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.