Winter Warmer | Hangar 24 Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States
hangar24brewery.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gold medal winner at GABF 2013

Added by t0rin0 on 06-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
16.39%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
2.58/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rawfish
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Reema
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving type: 22 oz bottle served into a pint glass

Smells of heavy caramel, heavy toffee, small amounts of pine, and slight raisin aromas. Taste reflects the smell. Initial caramel and raisin flavors lead into a pine bitterness that finishes with a slight sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick and vivacious with enough carbonation. Overall this is a pretty decent beer with good aromas and tastes. Definite sipper.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours rich copper with a frothy tan head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a little spotty lacing.

S: Spice, toasty bread, mild fruity notes, and some spruce.

T: Toffee sweetness, bready malt, a bit toasty, nicely spiced with cinnamon, light fruity notes, and a mild piney bitterness.

M: A bit on the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Nicely balanced. Pretty darn solid winter warmer.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radome
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber bottle into a brandy snifter.

L - A beautiful beer. Medium brown with red highlights and crystal clear. Bone colored head is thick and made of large bubbles. It fades to active sheets of bubbles on the surface and thick, sticky lacng.

S - Nose is dominated by spruce and spices. Bready malt underneath and a bit of earthy hops.

T - Spruce and spices dominate the flavors as well. Underneath is grainy malt with a hint of chocolate. Moderate hops bitterness blends with sharp, medicinal spices in the finish.

F - Moderate body and carbonation. Low alcohol presence. Medium hops bitterness.

O - A clean, crisp winter warmer with an emphasis on spruce and spices. For my taste it leans a bit too far in that direction and could use some more malt flavor/aroma, but it is well-made and enjoyable.

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Photo of Chief99
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.73/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Furlinator
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of unclekeith
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a German stein

L: Honey colored with a impressive white head with an aggressive pour, nice lacing
S: Malt, caramel, pine
T: Spruce and cinnamon, some nice malt, more spruce on the finish
M: Nice carbonation, nice body, ho-hum
O: Decent, good balance, a beer of convenience but not worth going out of your way for

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Photo of drewone
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a copper orange with two fingers of bubbly tan head.

Smell - bready caramel malts, cinnamon, maple syrup, hint of spruce, hint of earthy hops.

Taste - Starts off with the bready caramel malts then goes into the spruce. The cinnamon, maple syrup, and earthy hops are there but very subtle.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry with a lingering sweetness.

Overall - A winter warmer that captures the flavour of spruce. However, it doesn't quite deliver on the maple syrup and spices that it promises.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber tan color with nice foaming.
Maple aroma with a touch of piney hops.
Finished dry.

I guess I don’t have much more to add to this review right now. This sure ain’t poetry.
Beer reviews can be like that sometimes.

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Photo of Raziel313
2.09/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Tastes like flavored water. Poorly made

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Photo of Ben7773
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joshmistake
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FUF77
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KnowYourCraft
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of santomark
4.5/5  rDev +25%

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Winter Warmer from Hangar 24 Brewery
3.6 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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