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Wasatch Winterfest - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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very good

107 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 3
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ScubaSteve00, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Kunstman, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jmoyer3, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
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!


RonaldTheriot, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of RandyPuckett
4/5  rDev +3.1%

RandyPuckett, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4/5  rDev +3.1%

ExaltedNecrosis, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of muchloveforhops3
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

muchloveforhops3, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of MrGraybeard
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

MrGraybeard, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of ElCommodoro
1.94/5  rDev -50%
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.

ElCommodoro, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

FLBeerGuy, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

bluckbeyes, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of ryko
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

ryko, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

cbcrunch, Dec 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Kips, Dec 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

kew, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

cdwil, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

sd123, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

gritz147, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of FlyingKelly
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

FlyingKelly, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of elihull
4.5/5  rDev +16%

elihull, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

alva7172, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

cfh64, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +3.1%

kjkinsey, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

WastingFreetime, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

MarkyMOD, Jun 12, 2012
Wasatch Winterfest from Utah Brewers Cooperative
87 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.