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Winter Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

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3.83/5
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181 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Abominable Ale

This is a tasty Winter Ale to snuggle up to, released for the winter months when snow blankets the terrain of the mind and the body craves warmth and, let’s be honest, it’s dark and wet most of the time so your beer better be damn good. Winter Ale is dark like the weather with roast chocolate and warm malt flavors balanced by Noble hop aroma and subtle hoppy spice. Warm up to it. Because Beer Matters!

47 IBU

Added by beertunes on 01-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,727
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
181
pDev:
9.4%
Bros Score:
3.76
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to urbancaver on this wonderful spring afternoon.

A-clear amber with nice carbonation and tan head retention
S-malty and sweet
T-very sweet, mellow carmel taste. Very smooth malt character.
M-mediun bodied and so smooth
D-very drinkable if the head wasn't so prevelant!

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4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

We strolled into this little warehouse late in the day, the boss man ready to run out the door. He stopped and happily poured some tasters. 3rd in the lineup was this splendid winter ale colored mahogany, smelling of roast, hints of smoke and chocolate and coffee. The hops are pronounced but soft, friendly hops.

He followed that with a limited tasting of a bourbon barre aged version which was, perhaps, the best beer I have tasted in the City of Seattle. Stop in, say hello. You will not regret the decision.

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Tap.
Appearance: deep, deep brown. Medium, foamy, light tan head.
Smell: Light roasted barley.
Taste: balanced between chocolate, coffee, roasted barley and hops.
Mouthfeel: low carbonation. Big body. Sweet. Creamy.
Overall: I love this beer. Tasty. Balanced. Good.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my in-laws for this bottle stuffed in my stocking for Christmas 2012! Had this once before (actually 3 times!) after the 2012 Resolution Run on new year's day in Magnuson Park, Seattle, but this is the full review 1/8/2013

Appearance. Pours a deep dark brown with only a little redish light coming through and capped with a half finger of khaki head.

Smell. Dark malts, caramel and some sweet chocolate. Yum.

Taste. Dark and maybe a bit smokey malts, some bitter dark chocolate and just a touch of dried dark fruits without the sweetness. Quite dry and the alcohol is VERY well hidden ...that much I remember from the last time I had this. I also remember feeling better after that race than any other I've ran.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, below medium smooth carbonation.

Overall. A very nice beer, especially for a winter warmer. I remember a little spice the last time I had it, but not getting much this time ...not that that's a bad thing.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle as a Christmas gift from a friend. Thanks! Pours nearly pitch black with a massing khaki brown head that sticks around a good while. Aroma of straight up malt extract--in a completely good way--some light hops, molasses, more sweet malts. Whoah. Flavor is sweet up front with big malt body to the Nth degree, some lightly earthy hops that balance things tremendously, finishing with some light roast and smoke, and long molasses notes. Big body, medium low carbonation. Right on. This is one of the better non-BAs in this style that I've had. Really delicious and relaxing. Have to try the bourbon version now.

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Winter Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 181 ratings
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