Columbus Winter Warmer - Columbus Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
A. Copper orange with a half finger crisp white head. Limited retention and lacing.
S. Like cinnamon graham crackers. Tons of cinnamon, traces of ginger, sweet malt, and a touch of zesty hop. I actually love this.
T. Toasted biscuit, cinnamon, ginger. Nice.
M. All in balance. Nicely carbonated. Good.
O. A nice spice beer. Not a heavy hitter, but balanced and flavorful. Perfect for the season.
12-30-2011 17:36:31 | More by siege06nd
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
A- Pours an amber color with a thick white foam head that leaves good lacing.
S- Lots of malt sweetness and spices. A touch of alcohol and maybe some toasted bread.
T- Wow, right away I'm hit with the cinnamon and ginger. Very spicy and sweet with a toasted malt finish. The English malts provide a nice base but the spices definitely steal the show. Not much going on in the hop department. This is most definitely a spicy winter themed beer.
M- Medium bodied with good carbonation. The alcohol doesn't seem bothersome so I'd have to place this at around 6% ABV.
O- A very interesting brew that I could see picking up around the holidays and sharing with family/friends.
12-20-2011 22:51:13 | More by projectflam86
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
12 oz bottle. Reddish-amber color, with a good looking off-white head. Retention is decent. A few spots of lace adorn the glass.
Rich, malty nose. Elements of toffee combine with some spices. Cinnamon comes to mind, maybe some ginger and a hint of vanilla.
Malt up front gives some nice caramel and light toffee flavors. A bit of sweetness, some cinnamon and ginger. Earthy bitterness rounds things out. Spices are soft and blend well together.
Medium body, good carbonation. Alcohol is hidden well. A pretty nice beer.
12-07-2011 23:01:45 | More by Bierguy5
4/5 rDev +5.3%
After yesterdays Columbus Brewing Experience I waited until this morning to crack this brew open. In short this beer is very nice. The beer was served chilled in a pint glass.
A- The body of the beer is a clear copper coloration. Active carbonation slowly bubbles to the top of my glass. The head is a thick biege and has pretty nice retention. Lacing streaks my glass as this beer rapidly disappears.
S- Nice cinammon, all spice and cloves combo combines with gingered carameled apple cider like aroma.
T- This is a nice malty treat. The spices are well done and dont overly dominate ginger, cloves, cinnamon combine to make a spiced apple flavor very malty.
M- Full bodied nicely carbonated not a hint of alcohol. No astringency from spices.
O- A very solid offering from Columbus Brewing. Looking forward to drinking some more of these.
12-06-2011 13:08:46 | More by nlmartin
4.25/5 rDev +11.8%
A- copper, clear. Head disappears quickly. There is little to no laceing.
S- ginger, cinnamon, other spices.
T- see above and add an overall maltyness
M- smooth, nothing exceptional, but it leaves you wanting more.
O- one of my favorite winter beers. I look forward to this every year.
11-12-2011 02:24:59 | More by OsuJohn
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
A - Pours a fine deep amber with nice 1.5 finger, off white head, dissipates slowly and leaves a decent amount of lacing along the sides.
S - A lot of caramel and bready malt, but a deeper smell brings out notes of cinnamon, clove, and apple. A bit of an apple pie smell, really.
T - Good balance of malt, spice, and hop in this one. It's not a spice-bomb, but rather one that acknowledges the truer parts of the beer and uses the spice to complement it. Taste begins very heavy and matly, before fading into a light amount of spice, cinnamon and clove, and then finishing with a kick of piney hop. Very nice.
M - Thick mouthfeel, actually, good job embodying the "warming" part of a winter warmer.
Overall - I thought it was solid. Winter warmers tend to either present malt-heavy or spice-heavy, and while this certainly was on the malt-side of things, it did a good job integrating the spices nicely into the beer, and giving a polish of hops. Good beer.
11-08-2011 01:07:09 | More by BeerBuckeye
4/5 rDev +5.3%
huge creamy head that quickly faded leaving some nice lace down the sides. Smell was hoppy with sweet caramel undertones and a slight smell of alcohol. The taste was extremely sweet. Almost tasted like candy. Dry hopped finish, but still very sweet. Overall this is very drinkable,
09-25-2011 16:58:09 | More by mikesgroove
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
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Thanks for the gift, Mihir.
A: The pour is a clear amber color with a short lived off-white head.
S: Certainly a lot of spices going on here. Mostly cinnamon, but perhaps some all-spice and clove is there, too. The more I smell it, the more it smells like apple pie. And in this case, that is not a bad thing.
T: It tastes like apple pie too. A big cinnamon flavor to go along with some mostly sweet but slightly tart apples. There's even a bit of a pie crust flavor from the malts.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation as well.
D: This was like drinking apple pie, and I quite liked it. Not as cloying or overly sweet as it sounds, either. Really nicely done, actually.
01-21-2011 01:45:36 | More by womencantsail
4/5 rDev +5.3%
bomber shared by torino
A: poured a reddish amber brown in color with yellow highlights when held up to the light and had a thin bubbly head leaving plenty of lacing sticking to the glass.
S: crazy aroma consisting of apple pie, cinnamon, graham cracker notes and pie crust. It did have different spice notes that I could quite put my finger on.
T: the taste actually had various grains flavors but still had the apple pie character with cinnamon, graham cracker accents and pie crust notes.
M: the brew was medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, spice, and apple pie finish.
D: very intresting winter warmer beer that reminded me of marie callender pie but in beer form; good dessert brew.
01-20-2011 18:12:35 | More by Gobzilla
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
Received as an extra in a trade with inebriatedjoker... Thanks, Mike!!
This beer reminded me quite a bit of a Wee Heavy with a few spices thrown in.... Deep and rich and malty with a definite finish of graham crackers as others have stated... Very rich almost earthy aromas of the sweet sticky caramel maltiness present... Feels quite thick and chewy.... Raisin-like fruitiness present as well... A good one for the holidays for sure... I liked this one...
01-11-2011 16:11:16 | More by Tilley4
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
Columbus Winter Warmer from Columbus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.