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Christian Moerlein Christkindl Winter Warmer | Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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3.78/5
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122 Ratings
Christian Moerlein Christkindl Winter WarmerChristian Moerlein Christkindl Winter Warmer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
christianmoerlein.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.95%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pwoods on 11-13-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,553
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
122
pDev:
13.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle on my last trip to Ohio. I really did not care for it the first couple times I tried it, but I had better results this time. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 12/18/2008.

The pour was decent. A rich dark amber color was evident right away. Rich looking color but with only a small, token head of lace on top that really did not do much to excite me in any way. Little in the way of side glass lacing as well.

The aroma was rich though. Very nice caramel malt profile wit hints of bready touches and a nice overall profile to it. Intresting flavor as the smooth malt character took the center stage here and really showed off quite well. Decent sweetness to it with really no alcohol in it what so ever.

Overall a decent winter beer with a rich malty flavor and a smooth, easy drinkability. I would have no trouble trying this one again.

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Photo of Brewfocker80
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tayner
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, no date

Crystal clear dark amber/maple syrup color with a off white foam head that holds up well for a long time and laces good.

smells of sweet malt and floral hops.

From the smell i expected a hop hit at the beginning which i did not get. I got sweet malt, caramel maybe, and almost a nutmeg quality to it. It has a mid palate and finish of peppery hoppiness that cuts through the sweetness with ease.

Feels crisp and clean in my mouth without feeling watery.

It seems a little warming, but not making me sweat like some winter warmers do here in Arizona, so that is a plus for me. I think i could knock back a few of these in a sitting before i would get weighed down. This is a very nice winter warmer, light on the spice flavor (not overly done like alot of them), but not light on taste.

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Photo of KMcG
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours with a nice frothy off-white head of about 1-2 fingers high. The head dissipates to some lace remnants topping the beer, which has a copper-brown color.

S: Fruity. I can smell cherry and plum, but there is a distinctive Belgian character to the aroma, which I find strange considering the brewery is known for german styles. The malts dominate the nose that give it the sweet fruity tone, but there are some spices that make it quite warm.

T: I get a very Belgian quality to the taste as well. It is heavy on the malts, which almost gives this a tripel quality, but with some spice, hints of chocolate, and peppery pop. Not what I expected, but I prefer this over more typical winter ales that are overly spicy with cinnamon, cloves, etc. Hops come on the finish. It has very dry finish.

M: This ale has a big body with carbonation on the fine end, but an ample amount.

Overall, I'd recommend this for a winter warming experience.

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Photo of m1k3g3tz
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pwoods
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. brown bottle purchased at Biggs on Colerain pouted into a pint. No dating but this is as fresh as it gets.. not even listed on their website yet.

A: Deep rusty reddish brown with a short finger head. Good retention, lasting most of the glass. Some patches of lacing.

S: Very spicy with some yeasty notes. Pepper and some orange rind make themselves seen, as well as a nice bready malted background.

T/M: Big notes of all spice and a hint of coriander. A sligthly sweet, mostly bready malt body is what this brew is all about. Hops add just a touch of crispness but very little bitterness. Body medium with a nice smoothness that lasts through the finish.

D: Not an extremely complex beer but tasty and perfect for this time of the year.

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Photo of greybeardloon
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11236 at the end of a code stamped on the bottle, presumably the Julian bottling date

A: Very attractive clear, dark red with good retention.

S: Brown sugar and yeast spiciness. Quite appealing.

T: Much like the nose, but with an almost crisp finish from hop bitterness. Tastes spicy but not really spiced.

M: Medium with a dry finish.

O: Not a bad beer, and worth drinking again, but not really remarkable.

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Photo of moose3285
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

So this is my first review and I have to start by saying, for the most part, I am a fan of other Christian Moerlein beers. While not being one of my favorites from them, it's still a good beer

A - Poured into a pint glass. Pours a very clear amber/brown color. I poured it a little too fast so the head was pretty big. Diminished after a while but not too quickly.

S - Sweet malt smell upfront. Not a whole lot of hops in the aroma. This may be a first but I swear I smelled roasted marshmellows. Maybe I'm imagining things.

T - Again sweet malt flavor is front and center. Some chocolate flavor but I didn't taste very many spices as I was expecting there would be. The hops don't make themself present until the end, but can be tasted in the aftertaste.

M - The mouthfeel was a little lighter than I had expected for this type of beer. Carbonation was average.

D - Drinkability is nice for this time of the year. I could certainly drink a couple of these at a time.

Overall, I would recommend this beer. It's at least worth a try. Not one of my favorites from Christian Moerlein. But still good.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Christian Moerlein- Christkindl

Thanks to Pimpp for this 1.

A- Copper brown with a decent 2 finger thick foamy head. 2 ring lacing.
S- Spicy malt. Hint of molasses.
T- Spicy, hints of ginger and nutmeg, with a buttery malt backbone. Licorice detected!?
M- Buttery sweet and chewy, borderline cloying. Finishes off dry and warming.

Overall- Tasty and very easy to drink, more than 2 or 3 would become cloying but can't go wrong with this 1.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fine brew from Moerlein in a growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate. This fine ale pours
a deep dark brown with a nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring,
thin subtle pool, and subtle lacing. Nose of chocolate malts, breaded malts like
a doppelbock, and subtle booze. Flavors exceed the nose with mild chocolate and
dark brown sugar glazed bread with a nice warming alcohol effect with a touch of
herbal hop bitterness to cut through the sweetness. Excellent mouth feel; smooth,
rich, lightly coating, medium on the feel, and warming with a sweet finish. Overall
one of the better of the style which is usually laden with too much spice. This one
is near perfect and likened unto a doppelbock in character.

Nice!

Cheers

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Photo of keeganfrank
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark copper liquid that pours with a fluffy head with nice retention. Plenty of lacing as the fluid level goes down. Aromas of pine, spices and apricot. Tastes of spice and citrus with some smoky caramel notes. This is a perfect quiet-night-by-the-fire beer.

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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of bsp77
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Murky dark orange with thin off-white head.

Smell: Strange fruitiness that is almost Belgian (but I like it). Also, notes of citrus, spices and caramel.

Taste: Fairly sweet and fruity, with caramel, plum and figs. Tastes somewhat like overripe fruits. Finish is slightly bitter, with citrus, pine and some spiciness.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body. Finish is somewhat dry but also a little strange.

Overall: This is a little bit of an odd one, as it doesn't seem to be a typical English Strong Ale. A little overripe and Belgian-like, but I like it quite a bit overall.

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Photo of mynie
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Traded for this at DLD. Pleased to see that it's a warmer in the warming sense, meaning that it's all boozy and shit. And, well, it's kinda a little chilly out tonight, and it's not like this beer is getting any fresher, so let's try and warm ourselves up.

Pours pretty. Maybe a little light and ambery for the style, but it's a pretty shade of dark orange and it's capped with a really nice, large rocky head.

Smells like nuts and caramel. If I didn't know better I'd say this was a middle of the road brown ale. Not at all what I expect from a warmer, though not bad. And as it warms it gets a little more toasty and alcoholic.

Tastes dangerously smooth. Very sweet caramel starts like off, getting gradually sweet until it tastes like a honey soaked biscuit and then it ends on a medium-stength node of spice and alcoholic yeast.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle purchased at either Party Source or Jungle Jim's, I forget which place I bought this at. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a reddish/amber color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention is average, lacing is good. It smells like toasted malt, brown sugar, and a bit of ginger. The taste is spicy, it tastes like ginger, nutmeg, toasted malt, brown sugar and some earthy hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's oily and slick, and also has decent carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's smooth and easy to drink. I think it's a pretty decent winter warmer, I'd definitely buy this again in the future. It's another good all-around Christian Moerlein brew!

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Photo of crafttrayn
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Christian Moerlein Christkindl Winter Warmer from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 122 ratings
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