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Winter Warmer

These malty sweet offerings tend to be a favorite winter seasonal. Big malt presence, both in flavor and body. The color ranges from brownish reds to nearly pitch black. Hop bitterness is generally low, leveled and balanced, but hop character can be pronounced. Alcohol warmth is not uncommon.

Many English versions contain no spices, though some brewers of spiced winter seasonal ales will slap "Winter Warmer" on the label. Those that are spiced, tend to follow the "wassail" tradition of blending robust ales with mixed spices, before hops became the chief "spice" in beer. American varieties many have a larger presences of hops both in bitterness and flavor.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 5.5-8.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.903.83,32090
Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.912,762-
JubelaleDeschutes Brewery6.703.952,36997
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)6.003.652,02883
Winter Solstice Seasonal AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.903.861,65694
Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.171,44050
Fireside Chat21st Amendment Brewery7.903.41,07080
Christmas AleBreckenridge Brewery7.403.4992983
BrrrWidmer Brothers Brewing Company7.203.8289290
Redhook WinterhookRedhook Ale Brewery6.003.5789094
Snow CapPyramid Breweries, Inc.7.003.5283883
Full Sail WassailFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub7.203.8383494
Nutcracker AleBoulevard Brewing Co.7.803.7781187
K-9 Cruiser Winter AleFlying Dog Brewery7.403.3273867
Sweetwater Festive AleSweetWater Brewing Company7.703.8271585
Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Brewing5.804.01700-
Dark Horse 4 ElfDark Horse Brewing Company8.753.86699-
Odell Isolation AleOdell Brewing Company6.003.88692100
12 Dogs Of Christmas AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company8.303.8764092
Never Summer AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.503.62568-
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Widmer Brothers Brewing Company9.403.5756380
Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Brewing Co.6.703.7753798
Our Special Ale 2014 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Anchor Brewing Company5.503.75530-
Summit Winter AleSummit Brewing Company6.103.7252984
Powder Hound Winter AleBig Sky Brewing Company7.203.62488-
Ebenezer AleBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub6.403.64436-
WinterbraunLost Coast Brewery and Cafe8.003.74415-
BiFrostElysian Brewing Company7.603.72414-
Frosted Frog Christmas AleHoppin' Frog Brewery8.603.71378-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.504.07364-
Bah HumbugWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003.5335-
Mogul Madness AleRogue Ales6.603.74333-
God JulNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.504.132397
Cabin Fever AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.303.8330792
St. Benedict's Winter AleStevens Point Brewery6.203.5125690
St. Peter's Winter AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd6.503.924391
Young's Winter WarmerWells & Young's Ltd5.003.5324173
Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.503.94235-
Winter ShredderCisco Brewers Inc.8.803.4721185
Hitachino Nest Celebration AleKiuchi Brewery9.004.04201-
Lions Winter AleGranville Island Brewery5.503.69200-
Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.72199-
Stir CrazyIndeed Brewing Company6.503.84180-
The First Snow AleRJ Rockers Brewing Company6.003.6618086
Harveys Christmas AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.103.7817399
Saranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.22163-
Abominable AleFremont Brewing Company8.003.8616185
Dundee Festive AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.203.5216090
Fish Tale WinterfishFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub7.503.7915884
Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas AleMaritime Pacific Brewing Company8.003.78157-
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