Winter Warmer | C.H. Evans Brewing Company

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C.H. Evans Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-16-2003

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 9
Photo of rlee1390
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Clear amber with a one finger head that leaves behind perfect lacing.

S-Spices and malt

T-Very spicy, malt forward, not much bitterness as the description led me to believe.

M-Medium bodied with some carbonation.

O-A really good, the only description on the beer menu hinted at mild bitterness, which I didn't taste in the beer. But I guess to a non-hop head it would be mild.

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This years version clocks in at 7%.

A: Great looking beer. A very deep brown with some red highlights. Just looked great when held up to light. A quarter finger of head with some fairly good lacing.

S: This beer was designed to show off malt and it does just that. Lots of munich comes through. Just a ton of malt without the spice that usually kills this style for me.

T: Big ol malt bomb. Enough hops to balance things out. It is not that complex a beer but an enjoyable one.

M: Just short of chewy. Very full bodied.

D: A nice treat on a thirteen degree night. Not something I would seek out often but a great winter warmer.

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Photo of sponberg
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Winter 05/06 edition - roughly 6%. Pours a solid red/brown chestnutty color, with a good head on its shoulders. Aroma of spicy maltiness - some roasted/toasted notes with some hoppiness in the background.

Mmmm... me likey! Really well-integrated flavors here - the dark fruity maltiness (dates?) is bookended by a firm bitterness on one side (in near perfect balance) and an aromatic hoppiness which round out the flavors beautifully. Finishes up sooo smooth - faint hints of roastiness (coffee?) and apple-like fruitiness, but those terms really don't describe the flavors going on here. Definitely a brew that is far easier to enjoy than describe - why worry,. just sit back and enjoy. Beautifully drinkable with a rounded mouthfeel.

There will be a growler of this in the beer fridge until it's no longer on tap. Great winter brew.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my 3rd, and final, bier during my Pump Station visit... Has a tantalizing appearance: very dark brown and clear, with a big (!), creamy tan head, which remained in a thin layer thereafter. Lacing stuck real well all the way down the glass. Nose exhibited some malt, hints of sweetness, as well as some mild spiciness. Body was medium, and on the tongue it was more smooth than medium...flowed nicely! More malty sweetness arose in the flavor, with a bit of caramel being present. Some spice (perhaps cinnamon?) was present, yet not was very subtle and understated, yet there was no missing it. Pleasant, lingering aftertaste. I thought of it as a milder, yet better version of Sam Adams Winter Lager. As it warms the flavors are much more pronounced and welcome! Prosit!!

overall: 4.1
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4


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Winter Warmer from C.H. Evans Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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