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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)5.903.821,33490
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)6.003.641,10583
JubelaleDeschutes Brewery6.703.9583897
Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.9810-
Winter Solstice Seasonal AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.903.8669594
Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.1562750
Snow CapPyramid Breweries, Inc.7.003.5450483
Full Sail WassailFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub7.203.8347694
Redhook WinterhookRedhook Ale Brewery6.003.5646094
Christmas AleBreckenridge Brewery7.403.4837783
K-9 Cruiser Winter AleFlying Dog Brewery7.403.3135067
Never Summer AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.503.64344-
Nutcracker AleBoulevard Brewing Co.7.803.833487
Fireside Chat21st Amendment Brewery7.903.3431580
Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Brewing5.804308-
BrrrWidmer Brothers Brewing Company7.203.8429790
Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Brewing Co.6.703.7828198
Sweetwater Festive AleSweetWater Brewing Company7.703.8328085
Summit Winter AleSummit Brewing Company6.103.7226684
Ebenezer AleBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub6.403.65246-
Odell Isolation AleOdell Brewing Company6.003.86238100
WinterbraunLost Coast Brewery and Cafe8.003.76230-
Bah HumbugWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003.52228-
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Widmer Brothers Brewing Company9.403.5722780
God JulNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.504.1121097
Young's Winter WarmerWells & Young's Ltd5.003.5220273
St. Peter's Winter AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd6.503.917991
12 Dogs Of Christmas AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company8.303.8517692
BiFrostElysian Brewing Company7.603.74175-
Hitachino Nest Celebration AleKiuchi Brewery9.004.05171-
Dark Horse 4 ElfDark Horse Brewing Company8.753.89170-
Harveys Christmas AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.103.8115699
Cabin Fever AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.303.8315492
Mogul Madness AleRogue Ales6.603.77143-
Frosted Frog Christmas AleHoppin' Frog Brewery8.603.71142-
Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.503.96138-
Dundee Festive AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.203.5212690
St. Benedict's Winter AleStevens Point Brewery6.203.4612090
Moonraker AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd7.503.6511688
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.504.1103-
Saranac Winter WassailMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.803.1810271
Fish Tale WinterfishFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub7.503.8510284
Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas AleMaritime Pacific Brewing Company8.003.7791-
Our Special Ale 2014 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Anchor Brewing Company5.503.7890-
Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.7382-
Oppigårds Winter AleOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.303.782-
Hoppy HolidazeMarin Brewing Company7.003.537876
Pickled SantaRidgeway Brewing6.003.2977-
Pike Auld Acquaintance Hoppy Holiday AlePike Pub & Brewery5.503.647688
The First Snow AleRJ Rockers Brewing Company6.003.77486
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