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Red Nose Winter Ale - Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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Red Nose Winter AleRed Nose Winter Ale

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2004)
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Photo of KYGunner
3.76/5  rDev +3%

The appearance is very appropriate as it has a cheery red hue that is perfect for Christmas. The head was fizzy and loosely knit but it laced well and stood strong.

There seems to be little in the scent but a sweet malt body such as a cherry wood.

The flavor is outstanding with huge winter spices and dried fruits. The cinnamon and nutmeg are at the forefront with some ginger and peppercorn. The prune, date and raisin are softer and back up the malty side of this ale.

The feel is smooth but it does have some sparkle as it drinks like a Christmas cocktail.

KYGunner, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%

The beer is mahogany and murky with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers a heavy dose of malt, caramel, brown sugar, light spice. Molasses and holiday spice. A tad sweet. Light to medium in body with pretty low carbonation. This one is ok and enjoyable on a cold rainy day.

Huhzubendah, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of JamieDuncan
3/5  rDev -17.8%

JamieDuncan, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of robebo44
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

robebo44, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of brauseboof
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

brauseboof, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of jerefreakinmiah
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

jerefreakinmiah, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of OldSmaug
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

OldSmaug, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

ygtbsm94, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of CM31
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

CM31, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of mwbrady12
1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

mwbrady12, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of andy1701
4/5  rDev +9.6%

andy1701, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%

undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Appearance: Dark red-brown color with a small head that died soon and didn't leave much lacing

Smell: Dominated by caramel and darker malts. but with some orange peel, coriander and cinnamon.

Taste: Solid malty body over which is a carefully proportioned interplay of coriander, cinnamon, ginger and other spices. Manages to get some complexity from what I assume is a mix of several malts. Good balance, with bittering hops kicking in the the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body; moderate carbonation

O: A fine winter warmer, with ample but not overdone spicing to fit winter holidays. Nearly 7% ABV is not hidden but fits in with the character of this ale.

chinchill, May 13, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%

A - dark caramel amber with a soft, off white head that has good retention

S - faint cinnamon and caramel

T - caramel, cinnamon, ginger, dark malts

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is to me is just another run of the mill winter warmer. It's dominated by caramel malt and ginger with a very faint spice character. This will be a pass for me in the future.

tdm168, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of alpinebryant
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

A: Pours a murky particle laden copper with sticky lacing on the edges.

S: Aroma of dark fruit, some light spices and caramel

T: Flavors of a nice light cherry soda , light caramel malt and hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa are very faint. I really liked this a lot the first time I had it and saved one to review at a later date about three months back and I think it has held up pretty well, just a little less fresh at this point. Rating at the higher end to adjust for the time I have had it and comparable to what I had thought the first time I had it.

M: Medium body with a mid to high level of carbonation that is good for the style.

O: Overall, at the abv, this is very drinkable and I thought sessionable although some would argue on that point. For me, I could have two or three of these and call it a night with no complaints.

alpinebryant, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of KajII
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

The pour was a murky medium brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown fizzy head that rapidly receded, down to a very thin fizzy film and small collar with poor lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, light citrus hops and a musty yeast with notes of caramel, a light chocolate presence, coriander, ginger, citrus (orange peel) and a hint of cinnamon.

The taste was malty sweet and a tad acidic with a hint of caramel and a very light touch of chocolate at first, and then became a bit yeasty and slightly bitter sweet with a nice spicy citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a lightly spicy citrus taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was just above light in body with a watery, dry texture and a fizzy carbonation.

Overall this was a brew with a lot of flavor and a bold carbonation. What I really liked was the well rounded spicy ending which allowed the cinnamon to shine right at the finish, making this a smooth and tasty Winter Warmer with a really good drinkability...


KajII, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -45.2%

BGsWo22, Mar 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Lewdd, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of napier51
4/5  rDev +9.6%

napier51, Jan 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Bin33chef, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of RWLawman
3.25/5  rDev -11%

RWLawman, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of srandycarter
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%

A - Dark amber, big near white head, lots of foamy white cling lace.

S - Fruity, spicy, malty. Some menthol and anise present.

T - Very similar to taste, without much difference.

M - Medium body, balances to the spice aspect, very carbonated.

D - Nice winter warmer. I am glad to try it.

srandycarter, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of matt82gill
4/5  rDev +9.6%

matt82gill, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a rich red color with a frothy khaki head that left minimal lace

S- Very big rich caramel, toffee, and biscuit malt

T- Big rich caramel, toffee, biscuit, and herbal hop notes. Some nice cinnamon and ginger notes. Very bready and rich malt forward flavor.

M- Medium body,smooth, medium carbonation, and semi dry finish

O- A very nice malt forward ale with nice spice notes

Hoptometrist, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of ElCamino13
3/5  rDev -17.8%

ElCamino13, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%

A: Pours a hazy mahogany in color with some ruby red highlights and light amounts of gentle visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dark beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very thin film with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruit malt sweetness with some moderate amounts of spice aromas - cinnamon, ginger, and light amounts of nutmeg.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark fruit malt sweetness with just a touch of roasted malts. There is a solid spice component to the flavor of this beer with cinnamon and ginger featuring and a lighter amount of nutmeg - there is also a very light note of brown sugar and cocoa.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light notes of alcohol heat in the finish.

O: This is an enjoyable beer and a nice example of a winter warmer - though there is a little too much spicing for this to be sessionable or a regularly drinker for me.

dbrauneis, Dec 25, 2012
Red Nose Winter Ale from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.