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Winter Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

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Winter AleWinter Ale
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3.83/5
Very Good
181 Ratings
Winter AleWinter Ale
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:
#13,713
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
181
pDev:
9.4%
Bros Score:
3.76
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 42
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of jellikit
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%

dark brown color, nice head. smell very caramel/malt forward. taste is smooth, lots of chocolate, some plum/dark fruit flavors. quite good. interesting take on a winter warmer. fremont is just solid

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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Looks more like a porter than a winter ale but the look is good and the black liquid/beige head leaves a few shards behind

Smell: Fruity, with a combination of nectarine and plum along with molasses spice cookies

Taste: Fruit forward, with the nectarine and plum flavors combining with charred malt, up front; molasses cookies build, in the middle; but the finish is somewhat burnt

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting winter warmer (here in the middle of the summer); wish there wasn't so much of a charred flavor on the finish

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep reddish mahogany color with an attractive cap of foam and lots of lacing in the wine tumbler. A light body. Warm and rich malty flavor. Tastes like there is some spice in the mix, but the ingredients list insists on just barley and four hop varieties. In any case, it's an intriguing smooth flavor more enjoyable than the common winter clove bomb.

IBUs are rated at 47, but this brew is just pleasantly spicy with a modestly bitter aftertaste. Some sweetness lingers and kisses the lips with every sip. So much dark roasted flavor. Flavor of Mexican cocoa, and I would swear there is a touch of cinnamon.

One of my favorite winter brews this year for sure. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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