Dorothy Goodbody's Winter Tipple
Wye Valley Brewery

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English Brown Ale
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3.67 | pDev: 6.81%
Wye Valley Brewery
England, United Kingdom
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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on cask at Birreria Paradiso, Washington DC:

The beer served up a dark red with a very nice and unexpected big head for cask ale, slightly off white head, good retention.

The beer gave off a distinct nutmeg aroma. Truly unique. I didn't really know what to expect from the taste but it looked and smelled interesting. There may have also been some hints of cinnamon and some other spices, but the nutmeg dominated.

The taste pretty well followed the nose, but a little weak or watered down. Not much else to the taste, maybe some roasted malt.

The beer was smooth, creamy and easy to drink, but felt a little watered down as stated above. The beer is simple, not complex but an interesting taste nonetheless. Overall, this beer is average and one that I would only drink on limited occasion.

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask into pint glass. Birreria Paradiso.

Burnt orange with a slightly red tint. Two finger eggnog colored head, very dense and smooth. Toasty malt aromas, along with a little allspice and cinnamon. In the flavor, the allspice is more obvious, with a touch more cinnamon, and a toasty malt finish. A bit of leafy hops are in the background. Full bodied with lower carbonation.

Very tasty winter warmer type beer, good spices, very creamy overtones.

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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I am just getting used to cask conditioned ales. I only recently graduated from college (where the only beer I drank that didn't have carbonation were the beers that sat out all night and I drank when I woke up) and so am new to this style.

pour: at Magnolia's in San Francisco, who are supporting Wye this month. Cask to imperial pint. Color is a pale orange, reminiscent of butterscotch candies. Very thin head of lacings on surface and some bubble retention along curvature of the glass.

nose: tangerines, bready, and something that keeps pulling my mind to brambles, though I can't specify which berry or blossom.

mouth: enters very smooth though not a lot of stimulation up front on the sweet taste buds. As it travels back there's a light, exciting feel on the sour parts of my tongue, leaving hints of rose petals. As the beer moves to the back its floral quality grows and dominates the swallow as well. Upon the exhale the beer brings up scents/tastes of sunflower seeds (just the nut, not the shell) and whole grain bread.

In all, I found this to be a very refreshing beer considering it doesn't have any carbonation. This is the first cask ale I've really liked.

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Dorothy Goodbody's Winter Tipple from Wye Valley Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 3 ratings