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Wasatch Winterfest - Utah Brewers Cooperative

Wasatch WinterfestWasatch Winterfest

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very good

101 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website

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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Reviews by ocelot2500:
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4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear garnet color with a frothy off-white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of sweet roasted notes with some fruit.

Tastes of sweet fruits and roasted notes. Fruits have a fig and raisin character. Roasted notes lie in the middle with some toasted bread and toffee with a bit of chocolate. Ends in a citrusy and herbal bitterness that ties everything together.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, I find this very enjoyable and it was quite a surprise compared to the rest of the Wasatch beers I have had. This is definitely one to check out if you're in the mood for something rich and sweet.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 04:51:43 | More by ocelot2500
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3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 23:00:24 | More by budgood1
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New Mexico

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-17-2014 20:28:41 | More by LXIXME
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-11-2014 02:08:47 | More by BigGold
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-18-2014 15:01:44 | More by rhinonau
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South Dakota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-09-2014 23:15:23 | More by Eric908
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-24-2014 05:25:17 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 15:10:37 | More by Pegasus
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North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-23-2013 04:53:54 | More by Cramerican
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-15-2013 14:14:40 | More by jaycar06
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 02:16:29 | More by bmwats
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-07-2013 23:33:40 | More by vcoggins
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-01-2013 23:59:13 | More by DerwinWentworth
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-03-2013 23:27:58 | More by WDJersey
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

08-21-2013 19:55:16 | More by Hugh37
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-18-2013 21:36:02 | More by Wrex68
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2013 17:18:47 | More by OgreSanchez
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3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours dark ruby brow with thin light an head that fades. There are some visible tiny bubbles running up the side of the glass. The beer smells of toffee and bread. The taste follows the nose. The spices have mellowed out considerably at this point. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The drinkability is pretty good. This is a good beer, but definitely not worth the price of a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 01:41:52 | More by acevenom
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New York

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I favor the malty beers so I couldn’t wait to try this. Pours chestnut brown with red highlights and a frothy tan head that lazily fell off to a thick cap and some big splotchy lace. With this beer the nose finds you. Exciting with a bit of pine up front, ripe fruit, orange, bread and caramel. Malt is very round and approaches chocolate but artfully stops right before. It intrigues. Opens up sweet with plenty of toffee and grain but never becomes chewy. Hops are gentle but firm with light floral and the very faintest hay and dank. Taste is big crusty bread, so much malt but so damn smooth and the sweetness downplayed on the palate. Hops are gentle and give their touch of herbal and bitter then leave crisp with plenty of dryness and bitter in the finish. This was a very impressive seasonal that was gracious and engaging. Vivacious with malt character it let the hops ride in the backseat and completely won me over with every sip.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 09:23:22 | More by utopiajane
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-17-2013 12:50:48 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-01-2013 01:30:07 | More by ScubaSteve00
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-16-2013 03:50:37 | More by Kunstman
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-24-2013 20:15:01 | More by jmoyer3
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wasatch Winterfest has a thick, frothy, tan head, a clear, reddish-brown appearance, bubble streams, and a lot of heavy, splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of fruit and brown bread crust. Taste is the same, with caramel, toffee, and a very nice, pleasant hop bitterness coming in at the middle and staying through the end. Mouthfeel is medium to full, and Wasatch Winterfest finishes mostly dry, smooth, and delicious. The alcohol warmth kicks in in the throat and stomach as one drinks it down. This is the best winter seasonal I think I’ve ever tried. I rate it quite high. Get some!


Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 16:43:30 | More by RonaldTheriot
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-22-2013 04:55:33 | More by RandyPuckett
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Wasatch Winterfest from Utah Brewers Cooperative
87 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.