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Harpoon Winter Warmer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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1,362 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,362
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 21.07%
Wants: 9
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Look: Dark cooper with a red hint. Pours with a one finger white head that disappears quickly leaving scant remnants of foam on the surface of the beer. Transparent. Looks okay; commercial.

Smell: Overly sweet, with scents of cinnamon and nutmeg. Aroma of pumpkin pie. I found it too strong and not appealing.

Taste: Similar to the smell, though less sweet and much more spicy. Ended with a bitter taste the reminded me of black pepper combined with some cinnamon. I found the taste to be terrible. I could have gotten it down, but ended up throwing out most of the 12 oz bottle.

Feel: Thin to medium in body. Kind of like a thin syrup. Lots of medium carbonation.

Overall: Personally this beer was not at all to my tastes; way too sweet and too many spices. Tasted more like a heavily spiced cider than a beer to me. I thought it was one of the worst beers that I ever tasted. But my brother - who bought it - loves it. So it has it fans; I am definitely not one. I guess I have learned this Fall that I don't really care for most apple, pumpkin or cinnamon/nutneg spiced beers in general.

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Dark raisin brown with a nice fizzy and active tan head.

Spicy aromas of nutmeg and allspice. Raisins, nuts.

Too much of the spiced flavors, not enough of the nutty and dark fruit.

Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation.

A nice winter warmer, but definitely not my style.

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A: crystal clear; reddish amber; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: nutmeg is most prevalent, with cinnamon also clearly present;

T: all cinnamon; a touch of nutmeg if you wait a minute or two; no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: one note; note balanced; no complexity;

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Harpoon Winter Warmer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
74 out of 100 based on 1,362 ratings.