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Winter Warmer

Description:
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)5.903.773,17990
Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.952,590-
JubelaleDeschutes Brewery6.703.942,21198
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)6.003.671,91884
Winter Solstice Seasonal AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.903.881,54294
Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.181,36450
Fireside Chat21st Amendment Brewery7.903.4699381
Christmas AleBreckenridge Brewery7.403.587084
Redhook WinterhookRedhook Ale Brewery6.003.5885694
Snow CapPyramid Breweries, Inc.7.003.5181484
BrrrWidmer Brothers Brewing Company7.203.7981190
Full Sail WassailFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub7.203.8280894
Nutcracker AleBoulevard Brewing Co.7.803.7375988
K-9 Cruiser Winter AleFlying Dog Brewery7.403.3369667
Sweetwater Festive AleSweetWater Brewing Company8.603.8366187
Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Brewing5.804.04650-
Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Anchor Brewing Company5.503.66648-
Odell Isolation AleOdell Brewing Company6.003.92636100
Dark Horse 4 ElfDark Horse Brewing Company8.753.78587-
12 Dogs Of Christmas AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company8.303.9757593
Never Summer AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.503.6562-
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Widmer Brothers Brewing Company9.403.653780
Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Brewing Co.6.703.7649898
Summit Winter AleSummit Brewing Company6.103.7248085
Ebenezer AleBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub6.403.65427-
WinterbraunLost Coast Brewery and Cafe8.003.73398-
BiFrostElysian Brewing Company7.603.7370-
Frosted Frog Christmas AleHoppin' Frog Brewery8.603.72354-
Mogul Madness AleRogue Ales6.603.7325-
God JulNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.504.0831398
Bah HumbugWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003.48312-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.504.12311-
Cabin Fever AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.303.8528893
Our Special Ale 2014 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Anchor Brewing Company5.503.66284-
St. Benedict's Winter AleStevens Point Brewery6.203.5624090
Young's Winter WarmerWells & Young's Ltd5.003.5223574
St. Peter's Winter AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd6.503.8923091
Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.503.92223-
Hitachino Nest Celebration AleKiuchi Brewery9.004.04201-
Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.74192-
Lions Winter AleGranville Island Brewery5.503.69184-
Harveys Christmas AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.103.7816899
The First Snow AleRJ Rockers Brewing Company6.003.6216287
Dundee Festive AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.203.5215890
Saranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas AleMatt Brewing Company6.003.18157-
Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas AleMaritime Pacific Brewing Company8.003.81153-
Moonraker AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd7.503.6715389
Fish Tale WinterfishFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub7.503.7415285
Abominable AleFremont Brewing Company8.003.8414285
Stir CrazyIndeed Brewing Company6.503.87139-
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