Warmer Winter Winter Warmer | Cigar City Brewing

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3.88/5
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612 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A old ale with american hop varietals that has a complex citrus and caramelized toffee aroma and underlying notes of chocolate.

Added by cjgator3 on 12-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,029
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
612
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown with some ruby edges which is topped by a dense finger and a half of light tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, oak, and a little faded citrusy and herbal hops.
T: Taste is a little pine and citrus with some dark fruits, figs, caramel, slight chocolate, vanilla and a little oak. Swallow is more vanilla, caramel, dark fruits, oak, and a little more citrus. It reminds me of a chocolate covered orange at times.
M: This beer is fairly thick and has a very silky mouthfeel. The beer has a low level of carbonation but it is adequate for the style and contributes to the silky mouthfeel. On the swallow this beer is fairly drying.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some great flavors and complexity. Age seems to have done it well but this one probably would have fared a little better in the ratings if they would have classified it as a barleywine since the American hop notes are out of place. Definitely drinking well though.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013/2014 release poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a short beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains brown sugar, fruit, caramelized malts and some earthy hops.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with strong flavors of caramel, toffee, brown sugar and some fruit. Then a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is mild overall but strong for the style and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easy, slightly filling, well-disguised strong kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to sip on for a while.

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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of herman77
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcrossan
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice bourbon influence. Overall really sweet and good beer

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vande
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of efrankmcguire
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking Cigar City Warmer Winter Winter Warmer in April is perfectly appropriate if you're drinking it in Wisconsin. Hell, our April is probably colder than their winter. That's neither here nor there... This is the 2015 vintage, and I have to say, I agree with those who have advised against aging this brew. Why???? Well, I think it's damn delicious right about now. It's a cola colored brew with a decent head, that quickly settled to a collar. This is just awesome hoppy molasses deliciousness. The alcohol stays well hidden. I also like how this isn't all spiced up. My personal preference is not drinking a beer that makes my mouth feel like the inside of a Yankee Candle. I prefer this chilled. That was a random statement... Nice smooth body. The carbonation is lively enough, definitely to my liking. This is damn good... I'd go for this Florida brew again. Speaking of Florida, did you see the size of that Alligator that was eating the cattle??? That was one big MOFO.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a garnet to brown color. a finger or so of a tan head with good retention and leaving behind a nice lacing. pretty opaque due to the darkness but some nice brightness to it.

Smell: citrusy, candied sweetness, toffee and chocolate. some rich maltiness in the back ground.

Taste: opens up with some syrupy candy sweetness. a good bite of citrus. some notes of toffee and chocolate. lots of resiny hops and some earthy and pine notes to them.

Mouthfeel: syrupy and pretty thick. pretty strong bitterness and hopiness but the syrupy sweetness wins out.

Overall: a unique old ale. I like some of whats going on but the syrupy quality and the balance aren't quite right for me. maybe some time would balance things out a little better.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Warmer Winter Winter Warmer from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 612 ratings