Young's Winter Warmer - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Reviews by cheers2beers:
3.93/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served into a mug. For anyone who cares, my bottle says 5.2% abv vs. the 5.0% as posted.
Appearance: This beer pours a dark brown hue with ruby edges. The bubbely off-white head rose up about a inch tall before it died down to a few floating islands. This beer also leaves a nice ornate looking lace behind as I drink it.
Smell: The aromas are not strongly accented, but i am getting some cranberry notes, slight alcohol, a dull woodiness and a sweet malt.
Taste: The flavors consist of a cherry and craberry mixture. A nice alcohol is known throughout, but remains well masked. This has a sweet candy-like malt and is well balanced.
Mouthfeel: This beer is almost oily, and yet thicker side of thin bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy. It Leaves behind an in and out, slick and dryness in my mouth, but I think I like it.
Drinkability: I am impressed, I did not think this was going to be as good as it was, but Young's proved me wrong. I think I will be seeking out some more of Young's offering now.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2007 01:32:55 | More by cheers2beers
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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.