Warmer Winter Winter Warmer | Cigar City Brewing

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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
Ratings:
607
Reviews:
207
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.72%
 
 
Wants:
128
Gots:
174
For Trade:
13
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this to my homie jeremy for bringing this one over last night. its a cool take on the style, to not have a spiced winter warmer i think is uncommon, but i dig it pretty hard. it has a year on it, and some definitely oxidation has occurred, but it flatters this beer pretty well i reckon. some sediment in the glass, hazy and thick dark brown caramel color with a tall white head, real lively looking for what it is. past the wet cardboard oxidation up front, it smells like an english barleywine. heavy sweet malts, toffee, dried cherries, and maybe plum, its quite fruity in the nose, and all of these hops they boast on the label seem to be lost over time. surprisingly it is quite hoppy in the flavor, perhaps just the nose was muted, its bitter on the finish, still sweet too, but layered and good. lots of cherry here, semi artificial at times, but it resolves before its over. yeasty too, which i also dig, high gravity english strain maybe, its hard to tell with the oxidation, and then plenty of booze to back it up. a cool take on the style and a beer that probably shouldnt be cellared much longer than a year. an awesome beer to kick off an awesome night of beer drinking.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robgage
3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stakem
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage. 750ml bottle poured into a matching CCB snifter. The brew appears a dark mahogany color with ruby clarity and a khaki cap that fades leaving patchy lace.

Aroma is sweet with toffee, caramel, molasses and some toastiness. Raisony alcohol.

Taste is malty sweet like molasses, toffee, caramel and firm bitterness. A bit of burnt character and mild oxidation.

Medium to full bodied with modest carbonation. More bitter than I was expecting but still a solid brew with some of its age starting to become noticeable.

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Photo of jcb7472
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of target88
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhawkvol
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coorsy
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zac16125
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a tulip
2015 vintage

A: dark brown, opaque, 1.5 fingers tan head, dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of lacing 4.25

S: sweet citrus, caramel, an almost tart character 3.75

T: surprising amount of citrusy hops, some sweet Malts; doesn't really taste like a winter warmer, more like a light American barley wine 3.75

M/D: fuller side of medium bodies, carbonation appropriate, ABV is well masked and drinkability is average 3.75

O: it's ok, more hoppy then I would have preferred but a decent beer 3.75

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Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of Homebrew
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of okono
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billhelm
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ronricorossi
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of indianabeerman
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Warmer Winter Winter Warmer from Cigar City Brewing
3.93 out of 5 based on 607 ratings.
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