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Winterfest - Free State Brewing Co.

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 15.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 11-08-2011)
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Reviews by arc3636:
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arc3636

Kansas

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a nice copper color with 2 fingers of white head and beautiful lacing. Smells a bit sour and malty. Fairly mild hops for an IPA, lots of pine and a hint of citrus. Slightly above average carbonation. I wouldn't call this a great beer, but I would definitely another.

02-16-2014 22:18:01 | More by arc3636
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Ben7773

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-05-2014 06:00:09 | More by Ben7773
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-19-2013 13:01:12 | More by sgttibbs
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JeepCop

Kansas

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%

I don't do many reviews, but this local offering from Free State Brewery has inspired me.

I've had this both on tap and in their newly released seasonal bottling. I was reluctant to try the bottled version as I was fearing it would suffer the same fate as the growler version of their Josiah Miller.

Served in a Free State pint glass, this beer pours a somewhat darkish amber color. The pour leaves a very nice dense head that gives way to plenty of lacing. The smell screams tropical fruits and hops, with just maybe a hint of spice. I am very excited to see how this plays out. The taste is exactly what I was looking for. Tropical fruit right off the bat with plenty of hops and just a touch of spice on the back end. Carbonation is just as it needs to be and the finish is just a tad bitter, which I prefer. Mouthfeel is quite good and not too much nor too little.

Overall, this is an excellent offering by Free State. Quite frankly, this is my favorite bottled beer Free State offers. I wish it wasn't a seasonal, as I would like to have access to this on a year round basis. Nicely done Free State! I will be purchasing this as long as I can.

12-11-2011 16:53:38 | More by JeepCop
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-11-2012 22:40:41 | More by jheezee
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +7%

BBD of the 1st week of March 2013

Pours copper with a finger of cream colored head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Floral, grassy & piney hops, plus grapefruit.

T: Grapefruit peels, some bready & piney notes up front. More grapefruit & pine & as this warms, some pear notes as well. Finishes piney wth a touch of grassyness, grapefruit & grapefruit peel

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, nice balance

A fairly refreshing IPA , was hoping for a litte more heft for a winter IPA

11-18-2012 00:13:36 | More by russpowell
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Chuck_25

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-01-2012 04:19:41 | More by Chuck_25
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maleman

Mississippi

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%

12 oz bottle with best by dating into a pint glass.

A - dark, but transparent golden amber. clear, white two-finger head with nice, thick lacing.

S - biscuits and grass! ripe fruit.

T - bread and hops with a touch of alcohol in the finish, maybe a tad too much.

M - a bit less than medium-bodied. Aftertaste lingered.

02-24-2013 23:19:40 | More by maleman
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-28-2014 03:52:57 | More by Eaglefan344
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7%

06-25-2012 17:28:16 | More by sammo
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7%

11-16-2013 16:49:56 | More by jaydoc
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Jayschool

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

04-05-2012 23:45:36 | More by Jayschool
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e911mann


2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

11-15-2012 01:10:24 | More by e911mann
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TIMMA87698

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7%

03-01-2014 01:56:42 | More by TIMMA87698
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-14-2013 03:49:08 | More by MinorThreat
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swaghawk

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-13-2013 19:25:08 | More by swaghawk
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +33.7%

11-27-2011 14:07:00 | More by alalvarez75
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KansasBeerLover

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7%

02-26-2012 02:17:59 | More by KansasBeerLover
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Jamiee

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-28-2012 16:13:44 | More by Jamiee
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a pure rich copper color. A froth off-white head sits on top and slowly dissipates to an uneven thin foam. Some mild sticky lacing. Complex smells of apples, citrus hops, and caramel. The taste is about spot-on with the smell: citrus hops, some sweet apples, and toffee and caramel. Interesting. The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, i was expecting to not like this IPA as a Winter Warmer. However, it has just enough holiday flavors like apples, caramel, and even toffee in it to make it enjoyable. Maybe not a sx pack, but one is really nice.

12-04-2011 19:56:20 | More by JuicesFlowing
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kguyty

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7%

05-21-2014 18:10:06 | More by kguyty
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-12-2013 08:45:08 | More by JSchock7
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

01-16-2012 20:26:21 | More by IrishColonial
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semaj

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-26-2014 19:32:16 | More by semaj
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-27-2012 21:24:36 | More by LambicPentameter
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Winterfest from Free State Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.