Young's Winter Warmer - Wells & Young's Ltd
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3.48/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Deep, rusty brown in color, with a creamy off-white head that doesn't look like it's planning to go anywhere. Fruits and mild spices to the nose, as well as a bit of a buttery smell.
A fruit taste that seems a bit like pears to me, with a sweet maltiness to it, and a tiny bit of a floral hop bitterness towards the end. Smooth and creamy feel, but there's a slickness to it that isn't very appealing to me.
All in all, not bad, but not what I thought of in a pale ale, nor was it very warming...
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2004 06:02:28 | More by Rio
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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.