Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Wintertime Ale | North Coast Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Wintertime AleWintertime Ale
BA SCORE
3.55/5
Good
124 Ratings
Wintertime AleWintertime Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 11-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,406
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
124
pDev:
12.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alostplot
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jera1350
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matt2509
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CBodamer
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NWatters
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tastes like winter, gorgeous amber color, wish I was drinking it by a fire in Breckenridge.

91 characters

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a nonic glass. The twelfth beer of my 2014 twelve beers of Christmas.

A- Poured a reddish brown color with off-white soapy head that left some light lace.

S- Lots of cereal, grainy, and bready malt notes.

T- Very malt forward with notes of grains, bread, and cereal. Some light ginger and nutmeg notes and orange peel.

M- Lighter bodied, dry, very high carbonation and prickly. Pretty over carbonated for the style.

O- Nice malt character with some nice hints of holiday spices for the season. The body is lighter than I prefer for a winter warmer.

 577 characters

Photo of mwar
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Waner
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this winter warmer from North Coast. The beer poured a clear rich amber with nice head that is lacing. Scent is bland but the taste is a nice balance between malt hop and spice. The body is medium with subtle carbonation. Overall.....YUMMY!

 250 characters

Photo of jzlyo
3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is caramel malts and spices/a small hint of heat. The flavor is caramel/caramel malts, spices, oily and a mix of sour, tart and a hint of heat in the finish.

 163 characters

Photo of EdFed
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayKay412
2.65/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I did not like it.

18 characters

Photo of McMatt7
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. A new winter seasonal to me from North Coast Brewing Co., acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Simple minimalist label art; no abv listed on the bottle anywhere.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a dark rubyish chestnut body with about a finger of creamy khaki head with good staying power. Leaves lots of good sticky lacing behind. Looks very nice.

S - The aroma is simple, but pleasant. Bready caramel / toffee malts, herbal tea leaves, subtle notes of vanilla, and a fruity hop presence reminiscent of berries and jelly. Not a terribly powerful aroma, but it's nice.

T - Taste follows the nose: light roast / nutty caramel malt presence steals the show, with some mild fruity / herbal hop content coming into play. Not a whole lot going on, but the quality of the ingredients shows, and it goes down nice and easy.

M - The feel is a bit on the thin / watery side, but it's smooth, crisp, and easy-drinking.

Overall, an average, but enjoyable winter warmer offering from North Coast. Probably not one I would return to again often, but it was a pleasant surprise.

North Coast Wintertime Ale -----3.5/5

 1,208 characters

Photo of dren74
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of rapayn01
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

I think the abv is 5.3%. I don't usually drink this style, but I gave it a chance because of its low abv and seasonal novelty. It tilts to the malty side, though not over-the-top with spices.

 191 characters

Photo of Bernie_Mizer
2.96/5  rDev -16.6%

Photo of BigJim5021
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +12.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Wintertime Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 124 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.