Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale - Highland Brewing

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Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Cold Mountain Winter Ale

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90
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661 Ratings
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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 82
Gots: 94 | FT: 5
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RBorsato on 11-25-2002)
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

On draft at tobacco rd in raleigh. Wow

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Wow...this is a pretty beer...the color is very inviting! Smell leans towards vanilla and caramelized sugar. Nothing really takes center stage in the taste...vanilla, dark fruit, raisins, sweetness from the malt and a dry, slightly spicy finish from the hops and cinnamon. This beer is all about balance...flavor, mouthfeel, aroma....they are all perfectly balanced making this an excellent winter warmer!

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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.04/5  rDev 0%

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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.23/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +2%

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3.4/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -4%

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4.2/5  rDev +4%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

I thought this beer was amazing. It's not really heavy, more of a medium ale. The flavors that really stuck out to me were vanilla and hazelnut. The vanilla isn't too overbearing as some can be. The hazelnut evens it out to make a sweet, non-bitter excellent winter ale. Wish they had it all year.

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

The adjuncts are noticeable on the nose where vanilla is strongest. Hazelnut, malt, dark fruit, fruit cake, and a tinge of hops.

The front end holds vanilla but more tempered than the smell. The hazelnut comes next and then fruitcake. The fruit is mostly prune. The cake is mostly malty. The end is rather bitter but it's not detracting. The feel is a little too thin.

This is a rather good winter warmer that with a bit more malt could be great.

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4.11/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +4%

Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale from Highland Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.