Siletz Winter Warmer | Siletz Brewing And Public House

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Siletz Winter WarmerSiletz Winter Warmer

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Siletz Brewing And Public House
Oregon, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by PhantomVodoo on 11-18-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Redbones.

Hazy deep brownish amber, solid lace clings to the glass.

Full to medium body with a level carbonation. Malty aroma and flavour, lots of toasted and slight biscuity grain. Hopping is balanced with the malt having more of a voice. Light fruitiness and mild warming alcohol wrap up the end with residual sweetness from the malt.

My preferred kind of strong ale / winter warmer. No spicing and very balanced with a fuzzy warm feeling in the end.

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.88/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep, dark brown to black in color with a light brown head.
Aroma of lightly roasted malt, caramel, and hops.

Taste shows a light to medium roasted, caramel malt flavor. Solid, fruity hop balance. Slight sourness.

Good body and mouthfeel.
Good drinkability.

Overall, a good winter seasonal.

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Photo of Reidrover
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sampled in the 22 oz bottle ,bought today in Newport ,Oregon.
Quite attractive brown with ruby accents in colour,slightly hazy. Good sized bubbly frothy white head. That dissapears fast but leaves nice lace.
Spicy hop,and chocolaty malt hop aroma mostly
Very spicy taste to this,and with a great malt backbone, some bitterness near the end, but it ends with a long drawn out ripe fruitiness.For some reason figs and raisins come to mind.
Very smooth on the palate ,almost like a bottle conditioned beer.
Very easy to drink. Nice winter offering from this great little brewery!

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Photo of HiroProtagonist
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Siletz Winter Warmer was served from a 22 oz. silkscreed bottle. In a pint glass, the beer was a dark orangish-brown color, and was topped by a thin brownish head. Richly developed aromas of roasty figgy-wooden-plum-raisin malts and dark dried fruits eminated from the glass...along with a wisp of alcohol. The taste was a bit of a letdown though, consisting of a roasty chocolatey malt base that very quickly cracked open with a dominating and rather off-putting strawberry-like ester. This mostly tailed off before the clean, lightly bittered and roasted chocolately finish arrived with little fanfare, leaving some residual esters and a touch of alcohol. I was also displeased with the body, which was too thin for a roasty, warming beer. Pehaps this bottle had gone downhill due to age (it came out 8 or 9 months ago) though I would have thought that aging would have been OK for this type of beer. I will have to give this another try next winter, as a Siletz brew has never let me down until now....but damn it smelled so good!

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Photo of philbertk
1.89/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2-$3.99.ABV?Flat no lace head.Clear thin bright bronze red color hazes amber brown with big sediment.Flat malt mild hop front.Mild malt spice fruit ester sour yeasty body.Sour fruity end.

Same infected fruity brew I had on my only visit in 1997.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer while staying at the Newport Rogue location. Hazy, amber color with a thin head when poured from a 12 oz bottle. Alcohol was a little less than most warmers I thought. Spicy and some fruit.It was still a decent Warmer. I think the bottle did not do this brew justice.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.11/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Turbid dark butterscotch that is almost nut brown in the center and almost tangerine at the edges. I thought I had seen all possible beer colors, but this one is unique. The pale orange cap is compact and becomes thickly creamy as it melts. Equally attractive is the thick coat of lace that ends up on the glass.

The nose is just okay. Unfortunately, it has that same sour fruit smell, and possibly taste, that most of my recent Siletz beers have had. If this is now a unifying 'house' characteristic, I'm not in favor. I've always thought it indicated beer that was past its prime, but I'm pretty sure this is a bottle from this past winter (with a new green label). In any case, Winter Warmer doesn't smell very winter warmerish.

I can't figure out why these guys (presumably) want their beer to taste sour. It isn't quite as bad in this offering because there are more ingredients, malt especially, to cover it up. Other than grapefruit and lemon juice, the flavor profile consists of caramel and bruised apples. There really isn't much depth here at all.

Either more sweetness or more bitterness, preferably both, are needed to pull SWW back from the brink of stunningly average. Tart is not a characteristic of any winter warmer that I've ever had. As the beer loses its chill, it gains nothing in the way of additional flavors or boldness of the existing ones.

I'll be kind and give the mouthfeel a minor shout out for possessing some amount of barely detectable viscosity and for being softly carbonated. I'd probably like it more if I thought more highly of the beer in general.

After experiencing a lackluster string of Siletz beers in the past year or so, I'm beginning to question whether Wooly Bully and Mojo Ale were really as good as I thought or if I imagined it. Simply put, Winter Warmer is not a winter warmer that has warmed the cockles of my heart. This one can be filed under 'don't bother'.

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Siletz Winter Warmer from Siletz Brewing And Public House
3.31 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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