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Winterbraun - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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very good

398 Ratings
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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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 CrazyDavros
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.
Needs more carbonation.
Got pretty hard to drink by end.

Photo of Boss1993
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lets cut to the chase. This beer is basically liquid dark chocolate. It's got slight hits of coffee, but the taste of chocolate overpowers it. I like the founders style bottle and the Picasso(ish) label art. Great beer, I've bought it twice and wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

Photo of vonnegut21
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Winterbraun from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
85 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.