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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)5.903.772,97490
Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.962,139-
JubelaleDeschutes Brewery6.703.941,81997
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)6.003.671,78184
Winter Solstice Seasonal AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.903.881,39794
Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.161,25650
Redhook WinterhookRedhook Ale Brewery6.003.5881594
Fireside Chat21st Amendment Brewery7.903.4478580
Snow CapPyramid Breweries, Inc.7.003.5178183
Full Sail WassailFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub7.203.8275994
Christmas AleBreckenridge Brewery7.403.575883
BrrrWidmer Brothers Brewing Company7.203.874090
Nutcracker AleBoulevard Brewing Co.7.803.7368688
K-9 Cruiser Winter AleFlying Dog Brewery7.403.3363866
Sweetwater Festive AleSweetWater Brewing Company8.603.8460086
Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Anchor Brewing Company5.503.67589-
Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Brewing5.804.02554-
Never Summer AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.503.61552-
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Widmer Brothers Brewing Company9.403.652080
Odell Isolation AleOdell Brewing Company6.003.91518100
Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Brewing Co.6.703.7547998
12 Dogs Of Christmas AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company8.303.9747692
Dark Horse 4 ElfDark Horse Brewing Company8.753.78455-
Summit Winter AleSummit Brewing Company6.103.7344484
Ebenezer AleBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub6.403.65414-
WinterbraunLost Coast Brewery and Cafe8.003.73381-
Frosted Frog Christmas AleHoppin' Frog Brewery8.603.72336-
BiFrostElysian Brewing Company7.603.7327-
Mogul Madness AleRogue Ales6.603.7316-
God JulNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.504.0830497
Bah HumbugWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003.49297-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.504.13296-
Cabin Fever AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.303.8627692
Young's Winter WarmerWells & Young's Ltd5.003.5223474
St. Peter's Winter AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd6.503.8922890
St. Benedict's Winter AleStevens Point Brewery6.203.5422690
Thumbprint Winter WarmerNew Glarus Brewing Company9.003.6222183
Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.503.92213-
Hitachino Nest Celebration AleKiuchi Brewery9.004.05197-
Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.72173-
Lions Winter AleGranville Island Brewery5.503.67167-
Harveys Christmas AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.103.7816699
Dundee Festive AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.203.5215790
Moonraker AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd7.503.6715188
Saranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas AleMatt Brewing Company6.003.16150-
The First Snow AleRJ Rockers Brewing Company6.003.614786
Fish Tale WinterfishFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub7.503.7414684
Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas AleMaritime Pacific Brewing Company8.003.81141-
Abominable AleFremont Brewing Company8.003.8412685
Barrel Aged Frosted Frog Christmas AleHoppin' Frog Brewery8.603.9123-
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