Global Warmer (2005-2008) | Sixpoint Brewery

8 Ratings

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by pnkermiz:
Photo of pnkermiz
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All of the 2006 kegs are actually from 2005, so the pour tasted had been aged for one year. Definitely held up nice and mellowed a bit from what I remember from last year. Bright golden amber in color with a strong, roasted malt and spice aroma. Flavor was gingerbread and toffee with a mellow finish, little hops if any. Very tasty and definitely a "warmer".

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More User Reviews:
Photo of plaid75
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep murky copper hue with a thin lacey cap. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a good upfront spicy hop and mildly sweet caramel malt.

The taste was very well balanced. Good oily hop and grainy caramel malts blended with ease.

The mouthfeel was full and slightly chewy.

Overall a very quaffable ale. Very easy to drink in spite of the strong ABV. Could use a stronger hop profile in my opinion.

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Photo of JeffreyHadley
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goodbyeohio
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

something new from the boys at sixpoint, served from a 12oz bottle. pretty fresh as i understand.

pour is a cloudy, embery hue with a menacing red glow, one finger of solid foam that condenses slowly into a misty haze of round, creamy islands. cascading lace of tiny bubbles skate effortlessly and slowly down the glass surface of my petrus snifter.

this beer has a distinctive nose, one which sets off many alarms and triggers that i struggle with.. rich molasses malts, piney hop exclamations, and an earthy booze.. earthy booze in the sense of whiskey-soaked hay bales and the sweat of the drunk farmer who lays unconscious atop them. overall, the scent reminds me alot of west coast style american barleywines.. kind of like an aged bigfoot.

mouthfeel is velvety and the beer introduces itself angrily with bitter flavors from all directions. chalky, hoppy, extremely malty elbows to the nuts one after another.. a soft voice that carries a message of hate. (global) warmth mellows the dirtier parts of the flavor and the green, raw woody hop additions shine. essential cherry, bourbon and oak emerge slightly in a warmed finish. even a bit of a wine-like dry, peppery hint can be detected. the smoothness and tight carbonation make this beer far more drinkable than it should be (which still isnt very). global warmer's potent flavor will certainly appeal to fans of big barleywines, strong old ales and things of the like.

an interesting addition to the sixpoint lineup and a logical progression in their understanding and unique interpretation of bigger beers.

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Photo of Tank880
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of DaggerEyes
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2005 Global Warmer
10 oz pour at Barcade's Winter Beer Night

Poured a hazy dark apricot color with virtually no head just some sudsy bubbles clinging around the rim of the glass

The nose is full of Toffee. It's nutty and a little buttery with caramel and brown sugar sweetness, a bit of spice and ginger bread flavors in their as well

The toffee is very present in the taste as well, but is joined with a fair amount of cherry and some nice sourness.

Somewhat chewy fmouthfeel. Fine bubbled carbonation, prickly on the tip of the tongue but mellows as it moves back to a smooth finish. After the finish there is a fairly bitter and dry aftertaste with notes of bitter cocoa creeping in.

A super drinkable beer, I will jump on any opportunity to have another pour of this! How does six point do it!!

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2005. Pours a clouded orange brown that comes with a creme head. Smooth and sweet is the name of the game here. Though the smooth gets interupted by a bit of a bite on the palate. Smooth feel on both aspects. A bit low on carbonation. Overall decent, but the biting aspect on the flavor kind of detracts a small amount for me.

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Photo of paycheck
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is on tap at Spuyten Duyvil. It is a 12 oz serving due to its 9.1% abv. It appears golden-orange-red and cloudy, which inspires my appetite.

The nose is earthy in a unique sense: inviting. The beer enters smoothly, without imposition. The first impression is hops; then it’s yeast, accompanied by a taste that is almost fruity and, most interestingly, faintly stout-like. The bitterness of hops is balanced quite nicely by the almost weizen-like fruitiness. The taste of alcohol is obscured quite nicely.

This beer has a million tastes. One sip is more hoppy, and the next is more sweet. I credit this to the beer’s complexity, about which I am still learning.

This is a dense beer that tastes light. It must be drunk with awareness, or not.

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Global Warmer (2005-2008) from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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