Young's Winter Warmer - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
4.38/5 rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a clear, bright ruby red body with a full off-white head. Splotchy lacing.
Smell: Toffee malt aroma with some bready and sugary hints. Light notes of golden raisins.
Taste: Toffee malt flavor with a sugary sweetness. Mild fruitiness. A few toasted breadcrusts thrown in. Wooden, spicy hop flavors with a medium bitterness. Spicy, bittersweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Body is a hair beyond medium. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Very pleasant to drink. Light on alcohol, sure, but it's full of flavor. I've got a mind to pick up a few more of these.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2008 03:42:23 | More by ChainGangGuy
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United Kingdom (England)
3.23/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served on cask at the Rose and Thistle, Frimley Green into a UK pint glass
For background purposes I'm not a fan of Young's (or Wells for that matter) and had not had this beer for some 8 or 9 years!
However, I went in with an open mind!
The colour was a dark rich, brown, darker than mid brown and a decent half finger of white head that remained pretty much throughout the first 2/3rds of the drinking experience
In terms of smell, fruits of the dark and dried variety stand out, along with spices and a little malt aroma
Tastewise, definately dominated by the fruits and malts, quite a complex taste of different malts going on, also caramel/toffee/sugars, and a toasted flavour blending in with the spices present (maybe a pinch of nutmeg/cinnamon?)
A fairly full bodied beer for 5% with a certain amount of chewiness, I took my time over this one! A Bitter/soured aftertaste.
Overall - I doubt I'll be re-visting this beer in the near future, but if it was the only cask ale present I wouldn't be too shy !
Serving type: cask
01-08-2012 11:55:57 | More by Ruds
Young's Winter Warmer from Wells & Young's Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.