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Harpoon Winter Warmer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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1,361 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,361
Reviews: 623
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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pours a clear copper tone with golden highlights. finger of creamy, beige colored head fades somewhat quickly into a thin cap, collar around the glass.

nose is overrun with spice: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. some malt characters as well. the spices are nice, but a little overdone. taste is a step back. the spices follow through headlining the flavor profile, but overshadow most other elements of the beer... bit of a metallic twang to it.

light bodied mouthfeel... a bit thin... average carbonation. goes down easy enough but the spices wear you down in short order. all in all it's not terrible, but definitely an average winter warmer.

originally reviewed: 01-16-2011

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12oz bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It pours dark amber to copper in color with amber highlights. I got an inch of beige head.

S - Surprisingly the aroma doesn't seem to have faded. I get plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg.

T - I get tons of spices in the flavor. Cinnamon and nutmeg are apparent. I swear I get some clove in there as well.

M - Medium

O - I'm impressed how the spices held up over time. This beer definitely has a winter spice taste to it. Try it if you like cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Harpoon Winter Warmer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
74 out of 100 based on 1,361 ratings.