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Winter Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Winter AleWinter Ale

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636 Ratings
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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is not spiced.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-24-2001)
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3/5  rDev -12%

jpd7374, Feb 28, 2014
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Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

creepinjeeper, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Extrajoker00, Feb 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

ConradKenney, Feb 18, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

superspak, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Supra97, Feb 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

lpetr752, Feb 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

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1/5  rDev -70.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Dray, Jan 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

mattreitz49, Jan 20, 2014
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rorjets, Jan 18, 2014
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Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

brutalist, Jan 08, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +11.4%

This was a refreshing change of pace for a Winter Ale. To the nose, I found it to smell slightly of bitter chocolate, with the same in the taste.

It reminded me of a lesser Young's Double-Chocolate Stout to some effect. But for me, in terms of winter seasonals that is a compliment.

Not overly carbonated and not something I could see chugging. More of a sit back and relax-er.

JD_Lombardi, Jan 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

jubie921, Jan 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

RickFinsta, Jan 02, 2014
Winter Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.