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)

Winter Wonder | Triumph Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
6 Ratings

Brewed by:
Triumph Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ffejherb on 12-31-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Dank26
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DSlim71
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Rifugium
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Triumph, Philly, PA

Presumably this is an alias of "Winter Ale."

Poured into a tumbler, a slightly hazy copper with a finger of white head that receded to a patchy layer. Aroma of sweet malts, orange pulp, cinnamon and ginger. Starts fruity on the tongue, mainly orangey, with some zesty bitterness. I didn't really get the cranberry flavor that others seemed to. Bitterness gives way to caramel malts and touches of ginger and cinnamon, but not too strong with spice. Medium-bodied, pretty well-balanced, a bit of a harsh aftertaste, but fairly drinkable overall.

 587 characters

Photo of Deuane
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Deep copper with a medium light tan head that held on strong and left decent lacing.

S-Orange, cinnamon, clove, mace and caramel with a touch of cranberry tartness. Quite complex and very pleasant.

T-Orange bitterness up front with a nice clove like spice kick following. Well supporting caramel malt backing all of this.

M-Medium body, smooth with mildly lasting flavours.

D-Nicely done. I like the presentation of the orange bitterness with the lighter spice notes. Not overly spiced at all, quite drinkable and enjoyable.

 530 characters

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub in Philadelphia. Pours a cloudy amber/brown with a tan head. Aroma of fruity chapstick. Flavor is similar to the aroma, odd wax-like notes, some citrus notes. There definitely was a specific flavor to it, but I couldn't figure out what. Not a winner though.
6/4/6/3/13 (3.2/5)

 298 characters

Photo of ffejherb
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Triumph Philadelphia on 12/30/08.

A - Hazy copper-colored body with deep orange highlights and a finger's width of tan, foamy cap that diminished and left spotty lace.

S - Subtle nose with hints of star anise/licorice, cinnamon, coriander and ginger with a prevalent citrus quality, especially orange. Malt is sweet and caramely.

T - Initial flavor is quite citrusy with juicy orange and some subtle spicy notes. However, there is also a slight cranberry tartness that adds a bit of depth to the flavor. Sweet caramel and molasses forms the malt base, resulting in a pretty rich malt character, but not too sweet. The citrus aspect works quite well with the spices and malt character.

M - Medium body with a fairly creamy texture. Robust and smooth mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

D - This is a different take on the Winter Warmer style with the requisite spices and malt profile taking a backseat to a prominent orange character. Nicely done!

 974 characters

Winter Wonder from Triumph Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 6 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.