Wasatch Winterfest - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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4.75/5 rDev +22.1%
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!
02-24-2013 16:43:30 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.86/5 rDev -0.8%
Poured from a chilled bottle into a snifter glass. Clear mahogany, with a moderate, loose head that faded fairly quickly. Pronounced, balanced aroma with resin and malt evident.
Piney-citrus hops overpowers the malt at first, surprising for a winter ale. Malt shows up at midpalate, but IBUs prevail at the finish. With 7% alcohol, it's definitely a winter warmer.
I would have liked a more velvety mouthfeel from this beer. Also, the hops were a little over the top; I checked the brewer's website, which said the ale used Columbus and Amarillo, apparently a proprietary strain. They're tasty, but I wish they had played more of a supporting role.
02-08-2013 03:48:14 | More by MrGraybeard
1.94/5 rDev -50.1%
This was pretty disappointing. It's like they took a dark beer and tried to spice it like a pale ale or something. Weird herbal hop flavour a over a moderate maltiness. I don't know what to say about this except that the flavours didn't mesh well at all. I thought it bordered on abysmal. Couldn't think of any food to enjoy it with either.
01-20-2013 06:51:48 | More by ElCommodoro
4/5 rDev +2.8%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours out a semi-hazy dark mahogany brown with a rather stable single finger of sand colored fluffy head that leaves some nice looking lacing behind on the glass. Body is on the fuller side of medium thickness and carbonation is on the lower side of medium strength, it also has a bit of stickiness to the texture.
Smells mostly of thick pine resin and pine needles, with orange peel and several different levels of toasted breads, and a touch of caramel and floral hopping garnish. Tastes of all of these elements, but also gains some nuttiness and cinnamon spicing elements as the glass warms up. The ABV is well hidden and the flavors are rich, full, and complement each other quite nicely. Well done and worth trying.
09-08-2012 15:21:22 | More by WastingFreetime
4.03/5 rDev +3.6%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Look - a slight red hue, with a decent head.
Smell - hops, lots of it, not overwhelming, but enough not to be able to smell the other flavors dwindling in the glass
Taste - sweet, the hops first come in, and after the notes of carmels then alcohol
Drinkability - simple, yet elegant, extremely enjoyable and a seasonal treat very much anticipated
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2012 04:10:22 | More by FranklinLOLOL
Wasatch Winterfest from Utah Brewers Cooperative
87 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.