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Wasatch Winterfest - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BA SCORE
87
very good

104 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

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!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 16:43:30 | More by RonaldTheriot
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RandyPuckett

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-22-2013 04:55:33 | More by RandyPuckett
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-22-2013 04:54:27 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-17-2013 09:05:47 | More by muchloveforhops3
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MrGraybeard

Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 03:48:14 | More by MrGraybeard
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ElCommodoro

Texas

1.94/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 06:51:48 | More by ElCommodoro
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-18-2013 03:15:00 | More by FLBeerGuy
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-03-2013 21:30:44 | More by bluckbeyes
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ryko

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-27-2012 01:22:53 | More by ryko
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-25-2012 21:07:39 | More by cbcrunch
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Kips

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-22-2012 05:03:34 | More by Kips
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-16-2012 03:40:51 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-15-2012 21:58:17 | More by cdwil
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sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-06-2012 02:44:00 | More by sd123
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-30-2012 03:18:50 | More by gritz147
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FlyingKelly

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-29-2012 01:56:23 | More by FlyingKelly
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elihull

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-17-2012 06:54:55 | More by elihull
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alva7172

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-11-2012 18:49:49 | More by alva7172
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cfh64

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-20-2012 21:00:44 | More by cfh64
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-15-2012 00:12:09 | More by kjkinsey
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 15:21:22 | More by WastingFreetime
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-11-2012 23:01:19 | More by MarkyMOD
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FranklinLOLOL


4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 04:10:22 | More by FranklinLOLOL
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bdake

Arizona

3/5  rDev -23.1%

03-03-2012 04:02:30 | More by bdake
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imagoodboy1769

New Hampshire

4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up this past winter (2011). Boy was it a great find.

A-The look of this beer was great, I have to admit I didn't get a chance to fully pour this one as I was staying with mormon family at the time, and so my drinking had to be clandestine.

S-The smell was great. A nose full of hops. The smell wasn't overwhelming like some dryhopped IPAs, but great aroma of hops and malt.

T-An amazing taste. I love strong ales, Imperial Stouts, and brown ales. This beer had the best of all the worlds. The balance of malt, bitter hops, and flavor hops was amazing. Utah deserves a lot of credit for this one.

M-a great mouthfeel. A little light bodied for my taste. It was nice and crisp though. It's a sipper but could become a party beer if one were so inclined.

O-This beer is great. I'd rank it up there with Arrogant Bastard. If you're ever stranded in Utah for the winter, go to the nearest State Liquor Store and pick up a case of this. The two 6 packs I had were not enough.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 22:42:13 | More by imagoodboy1769
Wasatch Winterfest from Utah Brewers Cooperative
87 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.