Winter Warmer Lager | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.72/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by teromous on 10-26-2018

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
33
Ratings:
82
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of gefinley
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gordavidson
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evostudios12
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks clear amber color with tan head, no lacing to speak of. Smells earthy, some toffee aroma, mild hop smell. Tastes like a beer without a category, with stone fruit and floral notes coming across. Taste reminds me of of Killian's red. Not like a lager or an ale, sort of a weird hybrid. I was expecting it to taste like a Vienna lager. Feels well constructed (it better),albeit too sweet- it is brewed by one of the icons. Overall I would drink this and never order it. I feel like they missed an opportunity to have a kick ass lager.OK beer, not very good.

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Photo of golf4collet
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TLWalsh
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Came in a SN winter sampler pack. Poured dark, sorta red with fluffy cream head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is very mild, somewhat malty with maybe some vanilla. Tastes malty and slightly spicy. Finished with some hop tartness. Overall not one of my favorite SN offerings, a bit too sweet, along the Sam Adams lines. Personally I appreciate SN for being brave enough to be more hop forward rather than malt so there's that.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Clemson_OB
4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apellonious
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, pkgd 10/19/18, poured in a standard pint glass. A clear dark ruby red with one finger head that moves moderately to a thin layer of foam. Aroma is spicy, not quite pumpkin, with more of a dark fruit edge. Spice aroma fades over time. Maybe some nuts buried in there. Yep, just wrote that down. The taste is malt forward, with not as much spice, if any, from the initial aroma. Vanilla. Sitting somewhere between a red ale and a dopplebock. Carbonation is medium low, slight creamy, a touch watery at times. Those who like their winter warmers smoother and not as spicy will like this one.

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Photo of stucat
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dsimenson
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a goblet. 12-pack sampler.
A: deep ruby red, 1 cm of tan head that does not last long, minimal lacing
S: malt, banana, buttery, a little pine
T: malt and hops well-balanced, a little pines or figs, mildly bitter finish
M: medium smooth, mild on the carbonation
O: I am a real ale fan, so it is unusual for me to be this impressed by a lager. A delight on a cold night. Highly recommended!

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Photo of MacStinson
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hman43
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours dark amber with some reddish hues. It has a tan head that has moderately good head retention.

Smell: It has moderately strong toast aromas. There are also some herbal notes with some low chocolate.

Taste: The flavors had toast in the forefront with light chocolate in the background with some hints of dark cherry and herbal elements.

Feel: It has a medium mouthfeel with mild bitterness on the palate with a somewhat semi sweet finish.

Overall, an easy drinking beer.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Unclevince
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jeremy_Voll
3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CobDog92
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Never had a winter warmer beer before so maybe I’m not sophisticated enough to enjoy the type. Poured slowly into shaker glass with little to no head just a lace around the rim. Has a reddish amber color to it. Smells to me like a mail pouch of Redman golden blend. Taste is of caramel malty raisins and feel is quite crisp, could be refreshing but the flavors disappear quick and I’m just left with a stale raisen taste. Not a fan but have 2 left in the Sierra Nevada snow pack so hopefully I can find something to pair it with to improve the experience. Was gonna give it a higher rating but Sierra Nevada is big enough to not be excused for a crap beer.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cavedave
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking beer, clear, and reddish brown, with a couple fingers dark beige head atop.

Medium strength smell and taste, both of them a mix of spice, caramel, cola, and dessert bread. The aroma has a bit of a minty thing going on. Taste is clean and well balanced, with some pine joining herbal cola notes to end the sip on the dry side.

KInda thin for style, but this style has a lot of room so it definitely works as a warmer with the spice and caramel. Not so many of this style out there, but there are others of superior quality easily avail. Least excellent of the Snow Pack.

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Photo of meanmutt
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wafers
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Winter Warmer Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 82 ratings