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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)5.903.78279890
Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.961965-
JubelaleDeschutes Brewery6.703.95173497
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)6.003.67171884
Winter Solstice Seasonal AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.903.88132394
Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.15119550
Redhook WinterhookRedhook Ale Brewery6.003.5978794
Snow CapPyramid Breweries, Inc.7.003.5175683
Fireside Chat21st Amendment Brewery7.903.4374980
Full Sail WassailFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub7.203.8273894
Christmas AleBreckenridge Brewery7.403.573483
BrrrWidmer Brothers Brewing Company7.203.8171490
Nutcracker AleBoulevard Brewing Co.7.803.7365988
K-9 Cruiser Winter AleFlying Dog Brewery7.403.3360066
Sweetwater Festive AleSweetWater Brewing Company8.603.8456686
Never Summer AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.503.61539-
Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Brewing5.804.02532-
Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Anchor Brewing Company5.503.65512-
Odell Isolation AleOdell Brewing Company6.003.91496100
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Widmer Brothers Brewing Company9.403.649180
Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Brewing Co.6.703.7545798
12 Dogs Of Christmas AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company8.303.9744392
Summit Winter AleSummit Brewing Company6.103.7342184
Dark Horse 4 ElfDark Horse Brewing Company8.753.79411-
Ebenezer AleBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub6.403.65398-
WinterbraunLost Coast Brewery and Cafe8.003.73369-
Frosted Frog Christmas AleHoppin' Frog Brewery8.603.7316-
BiFrostElysian Brewing Company7.603.72311-
Mogul Madness AleRogue Ales6.603.7306-
God JulNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.504.129797
Bah HumbugWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003.49291-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.504.15269-
Cabin Fever AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.303.8626692
Young's Winter WarmerWells & Young's Ltd5.003.5222974
St. Peter's Winter AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd6.503.8922590
St. Benedict's Winter AleStevens Point Brewery6.203.5321590
Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.503.93202-
Hitachino Nest Celebration AleKiuchi Brewery9.004.05192-
Thumbprint Winter WarmerNew Glarus Brewing Company9.003.6118383
Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.72165-
Harveys Christmas AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.103.7716499
Dundee Festive AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.203.5115490
Moonraker AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd7.503.6814988
Lions Winter AleGranville Island Brewery5.503.68148-
Fish Tale WinterfishFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub7.503.7314184
The First Snow AleRJ Rockers Brewing Company6.003.613986
Saranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas AleMatt Brewing Company6.003.16139-
Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas AleMaritime Pacific Brewing Company8.003.81139-
Saranac Winter WassailMatt Brewing Company5.803.1211971
Abominable AleFremont Brewing Company8.003.8411785
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