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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 rAvg Revs Bros
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.903.773,25190
Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.952,709-
JubelaleDeschutes Brewery6.703.932,29797
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)6.003.671,97483
Winter Solstice Seasonal AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.903.881,61094
Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.191,42150
Fireside Chat21st Amendment Brewery7.903.471,03280
Christmas AleBreckenridge Brewery7.403.590883
Redhook WinterhookRedhook Ale Brewery6.003.5986494
BrrrWidmer Brothers Brewing Company7.203.7985690
Full Sail WassailFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub7.203.8282394
Snow CapPyramid Breweries, Inc.7.003.5182083
Nutcracker AleBoulevard Brewing Co.7.803.7278587
K-9 Cruiser Winter AleFlying Dog Brewery7.403.3371767
Sweetwater Festive AleSweetWater Brewing Company7.703.8369586
Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Brewing5.804.02672-
Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Anchor Brewing Company5.503.66665-
Odell Isolation AleOdell Brewing Company6.003.92663100
Dark Horse 4 ElfDark Horse Brewing Company8.753.79653-
12 Dogs Of Christmas AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company8.303.9662592
Never Summer AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.503.6564-
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Widmer Brothers Brewing Company9.403.654680
Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Brewing Co.6.703.7651898
Summit Winter AleSummit Brewing Company6.103.7250984
Our Special Ale 2014 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Anchor Brewing Company5.503.66467-
Ebenezer AleBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub6.403.64433-
WinterbraunLost Coast Brewery and Cafe8.003.72406-
BiFrostElysian Brewing Company7.603.68398-
Frosted Frog Christmas AleHoppin' Frog Brewery8.603.72371-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.504.11341-
Bah HumbugWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003.49329-
Mogul Madness AleRogue Ales6.603.7325-
God JulNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.504.0831897
Cabin Fever AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.303.8329892
St. Benedict's Winter AleStevens Point Brewery6.203.5624990
St. Peter's Winter AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd6.503.8923791
Young's Winter WarmerWells & Young's Ltd5.003.5223673
Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.503.92226-
Hitachino Nest Celebration AleKiuchi Brewery9.004.04201-
Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.74199-
Winter ShredderCisco Brewers Inc.8.803.319985
Lions Winter AleGranville Island Brewery5.503.69188-
The First Snow AleRJ Rockers Brewing Company6.003.6117386
Harveys Christmas AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.103.7917299
Saranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas AleMatt Brewing Company6.003.18159-
Dundee Festive AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.203.5215990
Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas AleMaritime Pacific Brewing Company8.003.8156-
Stir CrazyIndeed Brewing Company6.503.88155-
Moonraker AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd7.503.6715388
Fish Tale WinterfishFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub7.503.7415384
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