Winter Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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3.88/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It pours a fairly clear chestnut brown with a darker center spike. Barely a nail's worth of light tan head swells and sinks almost instantly. Thin lines of lacing trace the inside of the glass.
The aroma was certainly malty enough, with touches of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar, but there was little else save a surprisingly potent, spirit-like lash of alcohol.
Upon tasting, the malt opens up more here, again with caramel and toffee, but also with milk chocolate and a brush of dark fruit. A distant oaken note joins a bit of cocoa and a very muted crispness. The alcohol is more manageable here, but still warmer than anticipated. A residual sweetness goes mellowly vanilla before a reasonably dry finish wraps things up. It's pretty basic, but enjoyable enough.
Medium bodied, it has a slight creaminess that allows the palate to partake of a little caress.
Well, the aroma almost put me off, because I thought, who, where's this ABV taking me? But the flavor mitigated that concern, though it still carries a bit more oomph than one might expect. That said, the overall profile lends to a nice drinking, warming brew that fits well on a cold night. Maybe not a first choice, but I wouldn't say no to another six either.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2008 17:31:56 | More by Foxman
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