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Harpoon Winter Warmer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon Winter Warmer

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1,195 Ratings
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Ratings: 1195
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 20.95%


Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
When you bring a glass of this dark copper ale to your lips to take your first sip you will notice the aroma of cinnamon. There is no aromatic hop added that might overpower the distinct spice scent. The medium body of this beer is formed from caramel and pale malts. These create enough body to support the spices without making the beer excessively rich. Bittering hops are added to counter the sweetness of the malt and spice. The finish of the beer is a blend of cinnamon and nutmeg. The combination of these two spices results in a balanced, pumpkin-pie flavor.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000)
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dmbdusty41

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4.53/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a little surprised at the overall average of reviews. My wife and I had this for the first time on tap in NYC a few years back it we were blown away. It's litterally Christmas in a glass. We look forward to every Winter to get this. It's surprisingly dark, great spice, good mouth-feel. I have a sweet tooth and am partial to sweeter beers, so maybe that why I enjoy this more than some. I can usually handle up to 3 before needing something less sweet. Either way, a delicious beer I will enjoy each winter.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2011 21:51:45 | More by dmbdusty41
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Harpoon Winter Warmer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
73 out of 100 based on 1,195 ratings.