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Winter Warmer Ale - No-Li Brewhouse

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: woemad on 01-24-2006)
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

LouZ, Yesterday at 09:57 PM
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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

KlayWey, Yesterday at 05:02 AM
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

RHVC59, Friday at 06:16 AM
Photo of DKRowden
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

DKRowden, Friday at 04:19 AM
Photo of bernat1971
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

bernat1971, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
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

JohnGalt1, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of smithne
5/5  rDev +34.4%

smithne, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of chinchill
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

chinchill, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

JamieDuncan, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of bubseymour
3/5  rDev -19.4%

bubseymour, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
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

Brutaltruth, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of stephy1771
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

stephy1771, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

baklo, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Paincane
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Paincane, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

powdersoldier, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Boone757, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of JohnParadee
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

JohnParadee, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Zach122
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Zach122, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, it's a new arrival at my local beer store so I assume it's pretty fresh. It's the new red screen printed label so I think it's a 2013 bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear reddish/copper color with an inch off-white head that sticks around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy hops, nuts, toffee, and some bready malt. It tastes like citrusy and spicy hops, toffee, nuts, bready malt, and some light fruit and vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and syrupy, and has a good amount of carbonation. It's certainly not a traditional winter warmer, but I think it's a good beer. It was certainly a nice surprise compared to the usual heavily spiced winter warmers out there. This is the first No-Li beer I've had, so I'll have to try more of their brews now. $7.99 a bomber.

bluejacket74, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours into an impy nonic a clear brilliant ruby with a half finger slightly off white lacey head atop.Aromas of brown sugar,vanilla,and light nuttiness,not much hop presence.Flavors ar of that brown sugar and nut along with caramel toffee,a good smack of spiciness from the hops in the finish.My first winter seasonal of the year and yet again Iam left pretty impressed with No-Li.

oberon, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

twelveinches, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

lupercmda, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. I know we're past winter, but in the chilly early spring of Seattle, I could use a little warming.

Appearance: red-orange hue with a mostly haze-free body but several big floaties in the mix. A moderate effervescence leads to two thick fingers of pillowy tan foam, due possibly to an overzealous pour on my part. Still, a rather-attractive beer.

Smell: sticky-sweet and almost fruity aroma. There's a little bit of hop character here, but I think this brew could be best described as pear juice. Not necessarily a bad thing for the style, but really it is a bit over-sweet for me.

Taste: sweet and syrupy; somewhat appropriate but even for the style this is really sweet. Flavor is good, but ... holy diabetes, Batman!

Mouthfeel: moderate body with a decent carbonation. Honestly, from the syrupy flavor, I would have expected a little more body. It's alright.

Overall: I harped on the sweetness plenty above, but I should say that it's not wholly out of style. It is, however, largely out of my range of appreciation. Try this beer if you want a treacly dessert.

flagmantho, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

kscaldef, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured out with a crystal clear, copper-red body crowned with a thick, creamy head; lots of sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma presented a bold, bread-like malt character with hints of holiday spices. Warm, rich, and bitter feel; plenty of residual malt sugars; a somewhat biting character to the mouthfeel. Flavors hint at graham crackers, biscuit, plenty of hop bitterness, and a fair, underlying alcohol note.

There is an abundance of flavors to pickup on and, for the most part, come together well although the hop bitterness and alcohol presence overtake the malt goodness to a small degree. still, a good, journeyman winter ale effort.

beergoot, Jan 30, 2013
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Winter Warmer Ale from No-Li Brewhouse
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