Wintertide Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
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183 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by superspak on 07-15-2017

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Ranking:
#20,654
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
183
pDev:
7.11%
 
 
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of Ricochet
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one saved for review, but it's sat in the back of my fridge longer than I thought. It's almost a year old. That didn't hurt it. Began with a slight cinnamon and a bit of raisin scent and poured with no head or lace. Washed through with mild cream , watery, mild coffee bitter. The dryness of the malt slap ended this pretty good. Raisin, Cinnamon, bready with alcohol in the center swallow. The best thing about this one is, well, I drank it real fast and enjoyed it. I don't remember if I liked it when it was new, most likely from a winter Sierra Nevada winter sampler pack.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

look - really dark amber brown color with a good lasting off white head and sticky lacing
smell - caramel vanilla and spices
taste - slightly bitter spiced with maybe some cinnamon and nutmeg
feel - medium body light carbon
Overall - Not a fan at all!

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Photo of tedho21
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of McAfee85
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is dark amber, head is tan with fine bubbles, good lacing on the glass sides, head remains with a solid top for a good period of time.

Smell is malty, with pleasant caramel and toast and toffee flavors, spice is light on the aroma end.

Taste is malty with pleasant chocolate and toffee flavors, some caramel; spices are present with hints of cinnamon and ginger most notable.

Mouthfeel is crisp, moderate carbonation, pretty dry on the finish.

Overall a good winter warmer ale - pleasant find this late in the winter.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wintertide pours a brownish color, with a smaller, but long lasting and lacing head. Big aroma, full with sweet spices. Flavor is full, lots of sweet candy spices, hints of cinnamon. Good body and feel. Overall, a very nice winter warmer, full flavors, lots of flavor spices, and a taste of Christmas, no matter the time of the year.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark reddish brown color with a 1/2 inch off white head, good lacing

S: Spices, almost fruity

T: Sweetness, then the spices come in almost instantly, more malty sweetness, caramel, cherry. Sweet spicy aftertaste.

M: Medium

O: As the description notes, this would be a great beer to sit by the fire with during a cold winter evening. The spices almost seem to warm you up and the sweet taste reminds me of cider.

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Photo of Satsuma
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eluvah
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walnut
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdog
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark amber, good head.

Smell: Fruity, nutmeg, gingerbread.

Taste: Bready, ginger, toffee, spices.

Overall: A solid winter warmer from Sierra Nevada. I'm not a big fan of the style but this was a perfectly fine, malty, winter beer that doesn't whack you with alcohol.

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Photo of mikerieder
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Khaki head. Caramel brown color.

Nutmeg, cinnamon, and a mess of other spices. Caramel and bready malts. Some gingerbread. There is just too much spice here for me to enjoy this winter ale.

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Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of secondtooth
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Opaque amber — dark and muddy. Average head of tan suds and tiny line of lacing.

Aroma: Fruity, malty, and a bit spiced. Not bad.

Taste: More fruit and spices here — I get cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Tastes like an Xmas treat, and enjoyable enough as something NOT overly hoppy. It’s not love, just like.

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Photo of thoglund
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sweet dark fruit aroma with a hint of spice (specifically ginger). Taste has flavors of molasses, brown sugar, ginger, sweet malt, cinnamon, and dark fruit.

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Photo of tmryan21
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, dark auburn color with a large, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of spruce, cinnamon and nutmeg. Lots of winter spices with a toasted caramel backbone.

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Wintertide Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 183 ratings