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Winter Warmer - Lancaster Brewing Company

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280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our classic Olde Ale delivers a complex malt flavor and blend of British and American hops. True to its name, this beer finishes with a nice warming alcohol flavor.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-10-2003)
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

09-19-2013 11:55:18 | More by aengleman
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-14-2013 12:39:00 | More by ejimhof
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-25-2013 02:39:58 | More by Morey
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-14-2013 02:37:20 | More by timjim1327
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hmich176

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-07-2013 08:47:09 | More by hmich176
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-30-2013 19:15:37 | More by Barnsley
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-30-2013 13:31:32 | More by dgherm
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eargle

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-11-2013 19:11:48 | More by eargle
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-04-2013 01:47:12 | More by abcramer
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-23-2013 01:36:47 | More by wrightst
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-13-2013 15:48:36 | More by InspectorBob
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-12-2013 21:35:18 | More by twenty5
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Magery

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-07-2013 19:21:45 | More by Magery
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-16-2013 17:39:30 | More by pcsnyder
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CreightonSM

New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

04-11-2013 03:38:52 | More by CreightonSM
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-11-2013 03:38:04 | More by orangesol
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

The beer off the pour looks great. But the flavor profile is way, way too malty sweet. No balance whatsoever. Some people might dig this interpretation of the style, but I can't say that I really do. It just doesn't work for me. And I personally don't think it fits to style. Too sweet with not enough accent to keep it interesting. I suppose you could age it to see what happens.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 04:21:50 | More by RblWthACoz
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -46.4%

03-21-2013 00:04:16 | More by BGsWo22
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-17-2013 19:20:58 | More by salthemonster
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rawfish

California

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cola brown with ruby highlights. Large three finger head with good retention and bits of lacing around the rim of the cup.

Sweet caramel malts, raw grain, syrup and molasses. Fruity notes of fig, raisins, red berries and slight gingerbread spice notes. Large alcohol note and notes of licorice.

Doughy malt, caramel sweetness tied in with holiday spice, licorice, anise and rhubarb. Very earthy spice character paired with light date, fig and red berry fruit. Slightly vegetative and herbal hops provide balance and drying. Alcohol is persistent on the finish.

Thin with low carbonation. High alcohol but a mellow winter warmer.

A slow sipping winter warmer, high alcohol and lower carbonation make the drink sit well and allow it to warm. The beer flavor is very simple and spread very thin but I appreciate the balance of spice, sweetness and fruit notes.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 03:50:26 | More by rawfish
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DocBrewroo

Pennsylvania

4.79/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Medium head, fairly dark color and a medium to full body. On the nose, I get sticky, caramelized fruit a rich underlying maltiness – not much of that 9% alcohol on the nose.

Full fruit forward flavors and a warming alcohol are immediately evident and perfect for a cold winter’s night. The finish is rich with a lingering roasted and almost smoky nut flavor.

I can’t stand winter beers with spices and crap in them. This is just a big, bold winter brew and I love it

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 03:34:55 | More by DocBrewroo
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Papageorgio

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-07-2013 01:21:00 | More by Papageorgio
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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BMan33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-23-2013 17:05:29 | More by BMan33
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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a beautifully clear red mohagany with a fine tan head that is slightly clingy and has some attractive lacing for how thin it is. It dissipates and stays a nice thin ring around the glass with a small Friar Tuck cap in the center.

I opened this bottle at 45 degrees. I instantly from the bottle smelled alcohol. It is to be expected. The most noticeable aroma was of the malts and slight yeast. As the beer warms up some others join the party like figs and maybe banana. The alcohol is mildly noticeable in the aroma and if there are any hops they are barely noticeable.

Sweet malts carry you throughout the sip and along the way you will get some roasted malt flavours, a bit of figs, maybe some cherry, you will definitely taste caramel nearing the end as well as a nice hazelnut type flavour. At the very end of the drink there is only the mildest of hop character, just enough to make you thirsty for another sip! I do taste alcohol on my breath after the sip is over. It's not unappealing, just noticeable.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly medium. It's sweet and smooth, but not as heavy as I would think. The carbonation is light, thankfully. And the beer eventually finishes a little dry and peppery with faint hops. It's pretty much overly sweet and not balanced well, but that is a description of the style now isn't it?

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 01:17:22 | More by WissBrauSean
Winter Warmer from Lancaster Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.