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)5.903.773,30090
Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.952,746-
JubelaleDeschutes Brewery6.703.932,35497
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)6.003.672,02183
Winter Solstice Seasonal AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.903.881,65094
Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.191,43850
Fireside Chat21st Amendment Brewery7.903.471,06380
Christmas AleBreckenridge Brewery7.403.5192783
Redhook WinterhookRedhook Ale Brewery6.003.5988594
BrrrWidmer Brothers Brewing Company7.203.7988390
Snow CapPyramid Breweries, Inc.7.003.5183383
Full Sail WassailFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub7.203.8283194
Nutcracker AleBoulevard Brewing Co.7.803.7280387
K-9 Cruiser Winter AleFlying Dog Brewery7.403.3373567
Sweetwater Festive AleSweetWater Brewing Company7.703.8371086
Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Brewing5.804.02697-
Dark Horse 4 ElfDark Horse Brewing Company8.753.79690-
Odell Isolation AleOdell Brewing Company6.003.92683100
12 Dogs Of Christmas AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company8.303.9663792
Never Summer AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.503.6566-
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Widmer Brothers Brewing Company9.403.6155580
Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Brewing Co.6.703.7553398
Our Special Ale 2014 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Anchor Brewing Company5.503.6752685
Summit Winter AleSummit Brewing Company6.103.7252384
Ebenezer AleBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub6.403.64435-
WinterbraunLost Coast Brewery and Cafe8.003.72415-
BiFrostElysian Brewing Company7.603.68411-
Frosted Frog Christmas AleHoppin' Frog Brewery8.603.73377-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.504.09360-
Bah HumbugWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003.48335-
Mogul Madness AleRogue Ales6.603.7333-
God JulNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.504.0832397
Cabin Fever AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.303.8430592
St. Benedict's Winter AleStevens Point Brewery6.203.5625590
St. Peter's Winter AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd6.503.924291
Young's Winter WarmerWells & Young's Ltd5.003.5324073
Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.503.92233-
Winter ShredderCisco Brewers Inc.8.803.320785
Hitachino Nest Celebration AleKiuchi Brewery9.004.04201-
Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.74199-
Lions Winter AleGranville Island Brewery5.503.7199-
The First Snow AleRJ Rockers Brewing Company6.003.6117986
Stir CrazyIndeed Brewing Company6.503.87177-
Harveys Christmas AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.103.817399
Saranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.18162-
Dundee Festive AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.203.5215990
Abominable AleFremont Brewing Company8.003.8515985
Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas AleMaritime Pacific Brewing Company8.003.81157-
Fish Tale WinterfishFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub7.503.7415684
Moonraker AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd7.503.6715488
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