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Winter Shredder - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
76
okay

162 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 20.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerResearcher on 12-17-2011)
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

01-31-2014 04:39:40 | More by VictorFranco
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cjgator3

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.1%

01-29-2014 03:39:49 | More by cjgator3
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

01-26-2014 19:21:32 | More by Bandi
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chet4

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-26-2014 00:24:51 | More by chet4
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly surprised with the amount of hops for a winter beer and being as dark and roasty as it is on the nose. Its a nice beer all around, not a ton of complexity although the mix of caramel in the malt and the bitterness in the hops does make for a nice combination it was just a little short on the complexity side.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2014 19:53:21 | More by berkshire413
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BrooklynPanch

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-19-2014 22:19:51 | More by BrooklynPanch
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-18-2014 00:40:09 | More by kylehay2004
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Boone757

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

01-16-2014 22:24:35 | More by Boone757
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-15-2014 03:52:29 | More by AnitaBrewski
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quakeroatmealstout

New York

4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

01-11-2014 02:18:31 | More by quakeroatmealstout
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Dirk_Chappelle

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

01-09-2014 23:58:13 | More by Dirk_Chappelle
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-09-2014 21:07:42 | More by Griffith
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williahd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-06-2014 11:21:27 | More by williahd
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up a few weeks back at the Whole Foods on Houston St. in New York. I never had this before was expecting this to be a Wassail or something similar. This actually turned out to be the first Braggot that I ever had and it turned out to e quite enjoyable, even if it was something that I wasn't normally accustomed to. The spice wasn't as a big a factor but there was enough malt and booze here to warm me up nicely, even if this felt like an Autumnal beer!

The pour to this was good - with a ruddy hue and somewhat frothy head. Not a lot of lacing to be seen but what was there clung to the side of my pint glass after each sip. Nice aroma to this as caramel, chocolate, apples, and a bid of weed-like skunk combined for an appropriate smell. All of these could be found in the taste as well, with a hint of rye and grain accompanying those notes to give this beer a nice body. Very "wet" and not that spicy, there was a bit of walnut-like nuttiness that gave this come color without lingering in the aftertaste, as the hops endured more than anything else.

This was strong but never felt it until I made my way through the beer itself. The alcohol was well-hidden and what was noticeable went all with the apple and skunky hops and lack of overbearing spice. This almost reminded me of a Green Flash beer but this wasn't as hoppy, although the bitterness here was more present than I expected. Hopheads looking for a Winter Seasonal will enjoy this, as this packed enough of a punch to go with the nice range of flavors that meshed well together. Quite a nice surprise here!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 22:13:28 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-30-2013 13:44:00 | More by Burkbom23
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

12-29-2013 00:41:18 | More by Dizzy242
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-25-2013 18:54:19 | More by BeerMeister8
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MarkQ617

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the third Cisco offering I've reviewed, and it's one of my favorites. Basically everything I'd want from a winter. Perfect mix of smoke, spice, and cinnamon. More of a smokey nose to it. This is my first time trying a brag got, but if these are the qualities of the genre I'll definitely be searching for more. Brownish hue with a light brownish tan head. Loved it.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 03:10:10 | More by MarkQ617
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salamiwagon

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

12-19-2013 02:51:49 | More by salamiwagon
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Great trail of lace, very dark mahogany hue. Earthy aromas; fallen apples, toasted grain, brown sugar, buckwheat honey, vague spicing, & warming esters. Lovely smoothness, creamy, hint of boozy alcohol, very toasty, mild caramel, earthy, dried hay, mild spicing, broth, treacle, semi-dry finish.

What a lovely winter seasonal we have here, well balanced and inviting.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 03:40:51 | More by Jason
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-15-2013 23:03:35 | More by aengleman
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cisco Brewers Winter Shredder
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a chestnut brown with a khaki colored head on top that leave nice trails of sticky lace all over the sides of the glassware.

The nose is all over the place, with cinnamon and sweetness notes. There are some identifiable whiffs in here.

This beer has a strong malt backbone that is very slick and chewy. Flavors of brown sugar, chocolate cake and Big Red gum. Some sips have a sweet quality, think vanilla, honey or liquid sugar. Things become unbalanced on the finish with a severe grapefruit bitterness and some other off-flavors that don't seem to compliment the major malt characteristic of the beer.

Admittedly, I am not familiar with Braggots and this style. I wish I was, so I had something to compare to. You gotta respect the 8+% ABV, but my initial response is that I would likely pass on this one in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 23:57:17 | More by Hibernator
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lorenzo888

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours billowing tan head. Nice head retention and lacing. Aromas of caramel, pine , cinnamon and spice. Deep dark amber / garnet in color. Sweet roasted malt, nutmeg flavors with piney bitterness balance. Subtle spice lingers into a bitter and hoppy finish. All together well balanced and remarkable drinkable at 8.5%

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 17:49:37 | More by lorenzo888
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44Herm44

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +43.9%

12-11-2013 23:34:22 | More by 44Herm44
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NicoleduPont

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +51.5%

12-11-2013 19:36:03 | More by NicoleduPont
Winter Shredder from Cisco Brewers Inc.
76 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.