Winter Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
3.28/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
A - Dark chestnut brown colored and clear, this beer pours with a short-lived light khaki head that drops to a thin skim and ring of foam with minimal lacing on the pint.
S - Weyerbacher Winter Ale has a very gentle malt aroma that encourages exploration of it's toffee and caramel nuances. Soft wheat bread and undertones of earthy hops come from a swirl but remain somewhat partitioned. It's not your typical winter beer smell but it's got a nice brown ale nose.
T - Roasted malt introduces bittersweet chocolate notes and burnt toast with a pinch of caramel sweetness and dry, earthy finish of dust and cocoa. The flavor strays considerably from the aroma but it's not bad until the finish is capped off with a metallic tin foil taste.
M - This winter ale is medium light bodied and incredibly dry from roasted malt and earthy English hops. The metallic taste carries over into the feel with a bite to the finish but it's not quite as insulting in the beer's feel.
O - Weyerbacher's Winter Ale doesn't do much to suggest winter to me, or even offer a nudge towards the season with spice or alcohol warmth for that matter. It's certainly not an awful beer but the roasted malt flavor which comes out of nowhere adds a poor metallic flavor to it that strikes me particularly hard. An average brown ale, I could take it or leave it.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2012 01:53:32 | More by BeerFMAndy
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3.68/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, 2013 bottling. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, prune, fig, caramel, toast, molasses, biscuit, brown bread, herbal, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, prune, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, molasses, light nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, prune, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, biscuit, brown bread, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with great robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice english brown ale. Good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 01:53:38 | More by superspak
Winter Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.