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Old Soulstice Winter Ale | Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

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Old Soulstice Winter AleOld Soulstice Winter Ale

Brewed by:
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-21-2005

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Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Dark reddish-amber with good transparency; pours with almost no head. Retention is poor.

Smell - Sweet and syrupy - smells like an amateur homebrew. Slightly metallic.

Taste & mouthfeel - Caramelly and metallic with noticeable alcohol. Has a thin malt extract quality to it. Very bitter in the finish, but without any real hop character. Thin and watery mouthfeel. Overall it's a pretty sorry excuse for a winter warmer - grab a Jubelale instead.

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Photo of Barleywhiner
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer from a 22oz., at just a little bit cooler than room temperature. This beer overall was fine, but nothing special. It's dark brown in color with little to no head, it had a malty aroma along with a malty flavor, but was lacking in depth beyond the initial flavor, and the mouthfeel was a bit watery. It's pretty drinkable, but I think I would look to try a different beer with a little more going on before getting another one of these.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.03/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

01/21/05- On tap at the HMB Brewery.

Presentation- 4 oz sampler part of a 2 day 4 sampler binge.

Appearance- Nice off white head, deep amber-brown coloring and nice lacing.

Smell- A sweet fruity smell. Maybe some dates, plums? Dark smelling.

Taste- Roasty, crisp, minor coffee notes with a sweet fruity background. Raisins and figs maybe.

Mouthfeel- Average carbonation, fuller mouthfeel.

Drinkability- Nice winter warmer. I've had many better, but I could go for a pint of this one next holiday season.

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Old Soulstice Winter Ale from Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
3.28 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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