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 UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but I am not getting any spice or maple aromas or flavors from this one.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery's second anniversary party 6/5/2010.

Pours an orange/red color that is mildly hazy and produces beige head that doesnt last but laces the glass.

Aroma is of cinnamon and pine needles (I'm told spruce) and lots of sweet malts and fruit. Lots going on but it's also boozy.

Flavor is heaviest on the cinnamon, spruce, and caramel. It also has some cherry/fruit, booze, and low bitterness. I can't seem to find as much maple as I thought there would be.

Body is medium/heavy and possibly under carbonated but still very smooth. I can detect the drinkability, 10% of the entire experience of the beer to be exact.

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

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 largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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

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

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 Halcyondays
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a deep red amber with a creamy off-white head, nice lace.

S: Winter spice, conifer needles, some nutmeg.

T: Spiced malt, Christmas cookies and pine. Solid flavour, well made to style.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy, soft carbonation, easy to drink, never boozy.

O: A very good Winter Warmer, though it certainly was at its best around room temperature. A little Christmas in July.

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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 HuskyinPDX
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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 Wowcoolman
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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 aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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 NickMunford
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

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