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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Photo of dragonx2099
1/5  rDev -72.2%

Photo of mactrail
2.02/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

This "spiced strong ale" is truly bizarre. I can only think of the descriptions of pre-war English candies in "Gravity's Rainbow." Distinct touch of pickled goose berries. Sweet and sour mushrooms. Candied crab apples with a dose of quinine.

You can't ignore the taste of plastic or the scent of burning sterno. Horse blankets in the nose. It looks innocent enough, with the light amber color and decent head. Overall, it's disgusting, but in an interesting way. Hangar 24 seems to be without any shame in the crazy stuff they put on the market.

On tap at KNB in San Diego. From notes of March 10, 2012 visit.

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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 Mthill
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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 kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on-draught into a half pint glass at Hangar 24. 7.8% ABV. Cost was $4.00. Reviewed from notes taken in late 2012.

A: Pours no head at all. Body colour is a vibrant copper-auburn. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Blood orange, nectarine, fruit, and clean biscuit malt. An average strength aroma.

T: Luscious blood orange fruit, nectary notes, tangerine, and complementary floral hops. Pale biscuit malt. Simple but quite enjoyable. Refreshing and balanced.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and luscious. Enjoyable. Good carbonation and thickness.

Dr: Quite drinkable and enjoyable. Hides its ABV well. I like it. A surprisingly tasty winter warmer from Hangar 24. Its simplicity does hold it back, however.

High B-

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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 aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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

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