Vinter Varmer | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
84 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States
laurelwoodbrewpub.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RedDiamond on 02-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of ThaRealJWill
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not too bad of a taste.

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Photo of Zebrowan15
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CMC73
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up at Brewer's Haven Boise a week or so ago.. Finally getting around to enjoying it tonight out of my little CC snifter.. Clear light tea colored amber... Okay foamy white head, little retention or lacing.. Dry toasty maltiness.. Earthy... Lightly hoppy.. Not overly done in any respect, very well integrated and drinkable.. Malty, but not as much as most Winter brews and the hops are very balanced... Almost like a "standard PNW brew in reverse". Nice and never heavy.

All 3.75's

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Photo of nhirsch04
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
2.98/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle from Brewers Haven. Not getting much out of this, other than a brown ale with a bit too much hoppiness. Super dry, chalky finish. Nice pour with small fluffy head and rings of lacing, but that's its lone redeeming quality. At 6.4%, its not even that much of a warmer.

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Photo of grnmtnman
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JarMills
2.71/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Nice deep red color with good head retention. Nice hoppy smell similar to laurel wood workhorse. Body is kind of unimpressive for the style. Has a little malty/caramel richness. Kind of light for a winter warmer. It's a good beer, but was hoping for a richer hoppier beer.

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Photo of airpup
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gouettn
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TEdubbaD
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light brown color with a medium tan colored head.

Scents of caramel and aromatic wood, not quite a cedar chest scent though. Can't say it smells of pine either.

Tastes malty with a faint cedar wood flavor. Faint cinnamon and mildly bitter.

Full mouthfeel.

Overall this is OK but needs more spice.

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Photo of imfighting
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of forestGeek
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jellikit
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle.
Appearance: Amber with ruby hues. Medium, Light tan, foamy head. Nice lacing.
Smell: chocolate.
Taste: light to medium roasted barley. Chocolate. Mellow hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium low carbonation. Medium body. Slightly sweet.
Overall: well balanced dark(er) beer. Will buy again.

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Photo of zorroclinton
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear dark brown with almost three fingers of tan head. Head has staying power and leaves very dense lace on the sides of the Nonic glass. Smell is generally a mocha scent but the beer is still too cold for the best aroma. Taste is big and well balanced for the style. Plenty of roasted malty chocolate coffee and hop bitterness equal to the task. Medium bodied and ample carbonation. Finish is French roast bitter lingering in the aftertaste.
Really one of the best of this style. Not too sweet and plenty of hop flavor.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of SJbigtuna
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tastymug
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Vinter Varmer from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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