Harpoon Winter Warmer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.8/5 rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This beer is nice...a moderately alcohol, sessionable, and very spicy brew. I had this at Stocks and Blondes in Chicago, and on a cold December day near Christmas, this beer really hit the spot. IMO, there are a lot of things that can be done to screw up a winter warmer, and I thought this beer pulled the style off nicely - it looked good (brilliant clear body of dark brown, nice head presence and retention) smelled seasonally spicy (nutmeg, cinammon, maybe allspice and cardamom - but that's reaching for my olfactive skills), and tasted like Christmas. Mouthfeel was a touch thin. This was a solid base-beer (maybe a caramel-y and weakly hopped amber ale) that was well-spiced. I liked it, and think it appropriate for the season.
Serving type: on-tap
12-07-2009 15:39:46 | More by BeerBelcher
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Harpoon Winter Warmer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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