Wasatch Winterfest - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BA SCORE
87
very good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 11-29-2008)
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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled tonight on 5/25/14. Bought this single bottle last week for a $1.69 as I have never seen this one before. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my bber cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.

Pours a dark brown in color with ruby highlights. About a good 1/2-finger of a beige head is seen with a good amount of lacing with each sip. The aroma is of caramel malts with some pine along with some dark fruits. The taste is complex with a lot going on of toffee, some caramel, spice with a mild bitter finish from the hops. Goings down pretty easy really. Perfect carbonation and a good brew for the colder months.

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3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

pours out a dirty mahogany colour with a thin tan head with a bit of wispy lace. deeply malty aroma throwing down a bunch of nougat, caramel and cocoa with yeast and fruitcake as an accent. the taste profile leans heavily on the layered maltiness, with semi sweet notes of dark chocolate, caramel and fruitcake accompanied by a slight citric hop juice aspect that melds well the flavours of this festive winter seasonal. a bit of bitterness wafts in and out but hop profile is there to compliment the semi-sweet maltiness, not to offset or balance the malt. another winter beer brewed to taste like a liquid candy bar. very appropriate i'd say. there is a touch of a back end band-aid aftertaste that is slightly off-putting but seems to be ok in this brew. the body is above medium with a sticky, slick and smooth mouthfeel. drinkability is average.

overall, for a winter seasonal, this offering seems rather mundane and uninspired. it definitely brings the goods and festiveness but in disjointed, unorganized way. it might be more bright and cleaner if consumed brewery fresh, but as i sip it seems somewhat muddled and dirty. i'd like to revisit next winter on the front end.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear reddish amber, with a small, dense, and quite persistent tan head. The lacing is glass-coating and fine beaded.

Aroma: Lots of pine hops and caramel, in equal measures.

Taste: Opens with a burst of moderate pine hops, soon followed by a very sturdy caramel malt presence. There is a flavor of dark bread as well. As the taste progresses, sweet alcohol flavors are also notable. Finishes with a long drawn-out hop note which is balanced by lingering caramel.

Mouth feel: Velvety soft, with modest carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A very pleasing and drinkable example, well-suited to colder weather.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Medium brown. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, brownish head. Settles quickly but not completely, leaving a smattering of foam on the surface, a thick beer ring, and some persistent residue. Substantial, dry beer ring lacing.

S: Roasted malt, a little molasses and raisin, and a bit of pecan.

T: Rye bread, peat, bitter pecan shell.

M: Thick and hearty. High alcohol is evident, kind of boozy. Pungent, lingering finish. Seems to improve as it warms.

D: Sipper.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Fair head, and thick persistent lacing. Nose is roasty with sweet and nutty components. Pungent grains, and bitterness. Overall, this is an pretty good quaff.

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Wasatch Winterfest from Utah Brewers Cooperative
87 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.