Young's Winter Warmer - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Reviews by skittlebrau:
3.7/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the flying saucer. I think it was a nitro tap.
A: Deep ruby, with a creamy head that lingered a long time.
S: Very faint aroma, mainly roasty malt. No hop character in the smell.
T: Tastes pretty good. Very creamy with a bitter hop bite, but not overwhelming.
M: Again, very creamy. The head was very thick and creamy and stuck to my lips. The beer itself is smooth and not carbonated, but there are many nitrogen bubbles. I think that added a lot to this beer.
D: Not too high, but it is pretty drinkable. In fact last time I think I had two or three.
Serving type: nitro-tap
01-15-2008 21:06:52 | More by skittlebrau
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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.