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Winter Warmer Ale - No-Li Brewhouse

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Winter Warmer AleWinter Warmer Ale

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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No-Li Brewhouse visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: woemad on 01-24-2006

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdshep
2.82/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

full review: http://wp.me/p5urG4-gL
Poured a nice amber head. Small and lacy. Great amber/red hue. It was really difficult for me to get the light caramel smell I finally got. With the taste and palate this could almost be a year round beer. In my opinion, it wasn't what I have come to expect about the winter seasonals. Not saying it was a bad beer, just not what I was expecting. To me, I got an acidic taste up from with the bitterness coming in on the backend. It was on the lower end of the medium body.

Photo of Slongie
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, apparently part of No-Li's Expo Series.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber hue, with two skinny fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mildly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some chunky iceberg profile lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet bready caramel malt, soft dark orchard fruit, a low-key orange and white grapefruit citrus bitterness, faint earthy spices, and a tame, lurking estery alcohol warmth. The taste is somewhat sugary toffee, softly grainy caramel malt, concentrated drupe fruit, a bit of seasonal spice - maybe some cinnamon, perhaps some nutmeg - fading weedy, piney, and citrusy hops, and ascending cold steely booze.

The carbonation is adequate for the job at hand, what with its lifting frothiness, the body a sturdy middleweight, and more or less smooth, the malt taking on all comers, and even engendering a mote of creaminess as it warms. It finishes well off-dry, toffee this, caramel that, dark fruitiness over there, you get the picture, because the hops and alcohol kinda don't.

I suppose I shouldn't be so hard on this one, as one of the tenets of the style is a husky maltiness. Maybe it's my expectation of a PAC-NW brewer to hop the hell out of everything, but I know that to just be a (well-earned) stereotype. So, in the end, a tasty, engaging, and uber alles, warming (if edging on hot) winter brew.

Photo of cjoordt
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

So incredible. That is all I have to say. There is nothing I would rather come home to on a snowy winter day than this beer.

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Donoman
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty boozy. Nothing special, except for the fact that there's no weird ass gingerbread spices floating around in this one.

Photo of LouZ
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of KlayWey
3.6/5  rDev -4%

Photo of RHVC59
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of DKRowden
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

RB

22 picked up today at the COOP but seen it around town at most of the usual haunts.. Pours a very deep red.. pretty clear.. light khaki head.. Smells like dark toast and malt extract stewed in water.. A bit of grassy/earthy hoppiness helps... Flavor is really weird to me, tastes like malt extract water .. Tons of toasty maltiness/melanoidin malt(?) without enough hop bitterness or (especially) hop flavor to balance.. Not a fan..

I could have been much worse on this one.. but perhaps my taster is broken tonight.. But I don't think so.

3.75/3.25/3/3.25/3

Photo of smithne
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of chinchill
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%

22 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Cloudy brown-amber body with a weak head.
Aroma: toffee; dark bread; bisquits; plums; mixed spices.
Flavor: complex and dynamic, with a sweet start and a moderate load of hops kicking in mid-taste, adding mild bitterness and nice herbal and floral notes.
O: distinct, interesting and recommended.

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of bubseymour
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber red with decent head and nice lacing. Aromas of caramel, cinnamon, and spice. Tastes of medium roasted malts of caramel and light brown sugar up front with bittering hops and cinnamon and nutmeg dominating the aftertaste. A hopped up ESB, not fantastic but not undrinkable although could use more alcoholic umph! to make it a true "warmer", although it is a creeper. Not the best of the winter warmers, but far from the worst. Cheers

Photo of stephy1771
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Paincane
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Ruby amber hued body with a thick creamy tan head leaving behind good lace. Decent head retention.
S: Toffee, caramel malt aromas. A hint of spice and cinnamon becomes apparent as it warms.
T: Malt forward flavors start sweet with caramel, toffee and brown sugar notes. The finish is dry, lightly hoppy, spicy & bitter.
M: Chewy body that is smooth with a clean dry bitter back end.
O: Balanced spicy malt-centric warmer that is perfect for even colder spring days.

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice beer to quaff. Minimal head, more than ample carbonation, not a great deal of lacing. Smells like you would expect an ale to smell. A little woodsy, even. Strong hop presence, firm bite at first taste. Good afterburn. I liked this ale well enough, but there was nothing terribly interesting or exciting about it. Just a good, solid ale with a pleasing taste.

Photo of Zach122
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Winter Warmer Ale from No-Li Brewhouse
84 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.