Young's Winter Warmer - Wells & Young's Ltd
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District of Columbia
3.8/5 rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Presentation: 16.9oz. brown bottle; "best before" warning notched on the rear label's bottom periphery; purchased from Trader Joe's for $1.99.
Appearance: Pours a clear, ruddy brown; good-zied, mocha-hued head; heavy lacing; decent head retention.
Aroma: Primarily of a sweet, spicy maltiness; fruity, burnt qualities in there too.
Taste: Decidedly like its nose; lightly sweet upfront with large notes of fruity, carbonized malts; earthy, woody hop bitterness balances things out; hints of butter; medium bodied; midly carbonated; somewhat syrupy mouthfeel.
Notes: Like many British ales, blissfully flavorful for the ABV; there are tastier winter seasonals to be had, but this is certainly well worth the try.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2003 08:52:13 | More by Mustard
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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.