Winter Warmer - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
2.89/5 rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
A - Pours a dark chestnut burgundy color with a thin, but consistent creamy layer of caramel colored siky foam.
S - Figs, prunes, raisons, mild roasted caramel and chocolate. Decent but a little weak for a beer of this magnitude.
T - A little nutty but mostly dark fruit - figs, prunes, raisons, sweet roasted caramel finish is unobtrusive and leaves a moderate coating of dark fruit on the palate with a light pine bittering. However, kudos to the brewer for doing a nice job of hiding the alcohol which also makes this a little dangerous since it can't be detected and it will creep up on you pretty fast if you're not careful.
M - Very light medium body and way too thin for a winter warmer.
O - The ABV is there for a Winter Warmer but too wimpy on the flavor and mouthfeel for my liking.
Serving type: on-tap
02-07-2013 00:24:16 | More by jzeilinger
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2.31/5 rDev -38.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a bottle, into a glass.
I'm afraid to say that the appearance of this beer is the best thing about it. And the soundtrack of Chicago blues that I'm playing in the background, but admittedly, that has nothing to do with this beer.
It smells a bit boozy with dried fruit and plum. I get the "boozy" part now because I just realized it's nearly 9%. It has the ubiquitous caramel/molasses/sugary smell of heavy winter beers.
No. I might be the only person on here that dislikes this beer, but it was a miss for me. It was too metallic for my liking, and the dried fruit smell was more sour than I expected. It did improve as it got warmer, but still, there are so many other winter beers to choose from.
The moutfeel was metalicious, which is a word I just made up. And if you read the preceding paragraph, you'd know that it was a bit sour - and therefore a bit tart in the talkhole.
Again, this didn't hit the mark for me. In a world with so many holiday or winter beers to be had, this one would get a lump of coal from me. Go have the Lancaster Milk Stout instead. You'll be glad you did.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2013 02:41:32 | More by ChuckMartel37
Winter Warmer from Lancaster Brewing Company
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