1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Michelob Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale - Anheuser-Busch

Not Rated.
Michelob Winter's Bourbon Cask AleMichelob Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
67
poor

564 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 564
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 25.96%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

During even the coldest of weather, warm up to the smooth, robust taste of our Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale. Full of rich aromas that you find in the winter months, hints of vanilla and flavorful hops, this is a beer that is great for pouring into a large tulip glass and enjoying with friends around a fireplace.

17 IBU

(Beer added by: JISurfer on 12-15-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 564 | Reviews: 457 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of OldBill
1/5  rDev -64.9%

OldBill, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of mrbrownstone65
5/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Anybody who gave this a rating below 4 is dead wrong. This is a smooth, thick, smoky, vanilla-y beer. A fantastic combination of flavors, extremely well executed by AB. I would challenge anyone to taste this beer blindly and rate it below a 4. Stop discriminating based on its macro maker. I rated this a 5 as to cancel out at least one of the low ratings. This beer is probably right around a 4 or 4.25. Everyone who has an opportunity should try it this winter.

BStone

mrbrownstone65, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of BlackBeerDown
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

BlackBeerDown, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Eaglefan344
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Eaglefan344, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of bzach
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of CoryK86
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

CoryK86, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of JJFordick
3.25/5  rDev +14%

JJFordick, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Beerohio
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

Beerohio, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of soupieman
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

soupieman, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

beerpadawan, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of claspada
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden amber color with good clarity with a tight eggshell head that has good longevity.

Aromas begin sweet and malty. I don't get much if any bourbon but there are vanilla and caramel notes.

The tastes begin much the same with prodominant sweetness highlighted again by the vanilla and caramel/toffee with lesser dark fruits.

Mouthfeel is medium to light in body with appropriately moderate carbonation.

Overall what you might expect from an A-B product. A mild-flavored beer that tries to make friends with everyone instead of attempting to really "wow" anyone. For being called a "bourbon cask ale", there is barely any hints of bourbon to speak of.

claspada, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -29.8%

t0rin0, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of M_Burkey
1/5  rDev -64.9%

M_Burkey, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of kobeer
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

kobeer, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
2/5  rDev -29.8%

hiphopj5, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of JPMcKirk
4/5  rDev +40.4%

JPMcKirk, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of Gww1864
4.75/5  rDev +66.7%

Gww1864, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of cowboy83
3/5  rDev +5.3%

cowboy83, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev +5.3%

chrispoint, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Jovian00
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Jovian00, May 30, 2012
Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

brez8791, May 26, 2012
Photo of ccozzi
3.25/5  rDev +14%

ccozzi, May 23, 2012
Photo of drtth
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

drtth, May 01, 2012
Photo of RockOnKatie
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

RockOnKatie, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of avisong
2/5  rDev -29.8%

avisong, Apr 15, 2012
Michelob Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale from Anheuser-Busch
67 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.