Winter Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beerphan:
3.5/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle -> american pint
Above is screened on the bottle
Pours dark brown dark orange bands in the light with an active wispy head. The head pulsates down to a thin sheet. A few random stalactite of lace.
Nose: Chocolate malts pretty one dimensional, some light candy
Medium smooth body that finishes clean. Heavy malt base with chocolate most prominent. Some chewy caramel and toffee tones. A bit of dark fruit enters at the end, maybe some raisin or licorice. End with a quick a flash of spicy booze and drying bitterness.
No winter spice that sometimes dominates or destroys winter warmers depending on your opinion. I for one, like 'em not heavily spiced. Feels more like a big brown/porter than a winter warmer.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2010 23:33:41 | More by beerphan
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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.