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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: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2003

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jpaulsen
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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