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Winter Shredder - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
76
okay

173 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 21.04%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of Burkbom23
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Burkbom23, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Dizzy242
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Dizzy242, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of BeerMeister8
3/5  rDev -8.5%

BeerMeister8, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of MarkQ617
4.19/5  rDev +27.7%
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.

MarkQ617, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of salamiwagon
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

salamiwagon, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.78/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Jason, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of aengleman
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

aengleman, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Hibernator
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Hibernator, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of lorenzo888
4.41/5  rDev +34.5%
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%

lorenzo888, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of 44Herm44
4.75/5  rDev +44.8%

44Herm44, Dec 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +52.4%

NicoleduPont, Dec 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

djrn2, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

buckyp, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of MattGrimley
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

MattGrimley, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of rorjets
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

rorjets, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of jsprain1
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jsprain1, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of AaronBurr
4/5  rDev +22%

AaronBurr, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3/5  rDev -8.5%

mdfb79, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Kuhnzie8637
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Kuhnzie8637, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of jwps214
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

jwps214, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of far333
3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Caramel colored with a thick lumpy tan head that lingers long. Aroma of caramel and pine, some floral notes. Flavor of caramel, nutty notes, some cinnamon, even bitterness offsetting the malt, notes of toffee, fruity esters, floral hops. Even mouthfeel. Good beer.

far333, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of CTJman
3/5  rDev -8.5%

CTJman, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of Madfish85
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Madfish85, Aug 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

dextermcgurk, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of robwestcott
3/5  rDev -8.5%

robwestcott, Jul 22, 2013
Winter Shredder from Cisco Brewers Inc.
76 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.