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Columbus Winter Warmer - Columbus Brewing Company

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-07-2007)
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District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -47.4%

07-12-2013 22:22:43 | More by apasternak
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2.63/5  rDev -30.8%

Pours a beautiful rust color that is extremely clear - not much head with extremely light lacing and below average carbonation. The dominate smell is a sweet cake like spice. First taste is light, sweet, with a cake like spice of ginger and cinnamon that dominates. It is followed by a light bitterness.

05-11-2008 01:50:40 | More by ATLbeerDog
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

11-28-2012 03:36:40 | More by Giantspace
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-17-2011 06:27:00 | More by huadog
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-13-2012 23:00:36 | More by ygtbsm94
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-14-2011 11:46:34 | More by pest
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-31-2011 13:22:32 | More by durwood64
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-22-2012 16:25:38 | More by rgille2
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3.13/5  rDev -17.6%

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body with a small, wispy, white head.

Smell: English-minded malts laid against a backdrop of strong notes of ginger, various spices, and tart-smelling fruits.

Taste: Sweet caramel maltiness is somewhat obscured but a jolt of tart fruitiness. Then the ginger, then the spices. Even a dash of table sugar. Not much in the way of hops beyond a very light bitterness. Tart finish with a lingering taste of sliced ginger.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Lose that questionable tartness and you just may have something here.

07-12-2008 17:42:43 | More by ChainGangGuy
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-28-2013 00:50:47 | More by sixerofelixir
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3.33/5  rDev -12.4%

Pours a deep copper body with a thick off-white/tan head. Aroma is of clove, cinnamon, and (as others before me have already stated) apple pie. This beer smells pretty much exactly like apple pie. Flavor follows the nose - caramel malts mix with spice to give a pleasant graham cracker-crust apple pie. Finishes slightly sticky and sweet. Faint earthy hop flavor in the finish, but it is dominated by the spicy characters of this beer. Very drinkable and one of the most unique beers I've come across.

01-25-2011 01:48:15 | More by muttyd
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3.45/5  rDev -9.2%

12oz bottle poured in a pint glass

A: Small head that goes away quickly, Ruby brown color
S: Nothing to strong, some nuts
T: Some nuts definitely, finish is nuts too
M: Decent 6 pack if you can't gt Great Lakes

Not a bad winter warmer. I would definitely prefer acouple others over this one

12-31-2010 23:41:52 | More by Bogforce
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3.45/5  rDev -9.2%

A- Pours a muddy, murky brown/red with a one finger white head. Decent retention, some lacing.

S- Strong smell. I can smell this as its sitting on the table. Its really spicy. One word best describes it, "Christmas" Cinnamon, juniper, nutmeg.

T- Just as spicy as the nose. Malty with fairly big hits of cinnamon and nutmeg. It reminds one of gingerbread cookies.

M- Thinner side of medium bodied. Prickly carbonation. Finishes really clean.

D- Great drinkablity. Finishes really clean and smooth. Its a nice cozy beer for the holidays.

11-13-2009 18:56:24 | More by MbpBugeye
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3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

Received in a BIF haul from russwbeck. I'm stunned he brought back beer from a school rival's location. Poured into a shaker pint -- hey, it's all I had on hand.

A -- hazy amber/ruby color with a two-finger head. Left moderate lacing during consumption.

S -- strong forward cinnamon, with ginger and sweet malt. As it warms, the spice definitely evokes a holiday pour.

T -- no lie...what you smell is what you get -- cinnamon, ginger, and sweet malt. Alcohol is almost indiscernible.

M -- medium body with fairly low carbonation

D -- Within style, strangely drinkable, but that's based almost entirely on your tolerance for cinnamon. Not surprisingly, it seems appropriate solely during the winter holidays. It continues to improve as it warms.

01-08-2011 21:37:37 | More by tchaos
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3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

Picked this up a while ago at Ohio State, where I went to see my Nittany Lions blow a halftime lead and get stomped. Oh well, I came out of it with good beer.

A: Very dark brown pour, hazy. Small off white head with hardly any lacing or retention.

S: Smell is really heavy on the spices, cinnamon and gingerbread. Malty and unlike any beer I've ever smelt before.

T: Wow. Sometimes I get a taste in my mouth and I can't think of anything else. This is liquid Graham Crackers, cinnamon ones specifically. It starts off light, but the finish is all graham crackers.

MF: Medium bodied with a nice bite of carbonation.

D: Sort of weird to rate the drinkability on this one. While I can't taste any alcohol, what I am tasting is strange. Taking me a while to get through a 6 pack.

01-06-2011 05:50:11 | More by russwbeck
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-29-2013 11:29:36 | More by Cynic-ale
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-03-2011 02:17:06 | More by ChrisPro
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-30-2012 13:42:58 | More by mater
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

A- Pours a dark red, amber color with very thin cream colored head. Head leaves little lacing.

S- Smells strongly of cinnamon and ginger, and sweet malts.

T- This one follows the nose, with cinnamon and ginger standing out with a small amount of bitterness following. Reminded me a lot of Sam Adams winter lager.

M- Medium in body and in carbonation.

D- Nothing terrible but I'd much rather have their IPA.

12-17-2010 22:04:11 | More by nrbw23
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-30-2011 20:40:47 | More by bmoney
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-25-2013 00:48:42 | More by duff247
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Columbus Winter Warmer from Columbus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.