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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-21-2005

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of bbothen
2.61/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams beer glass.

Pours a deep copper color with a small 1 finger deep bubbly head.

Big malty aroma, some holiday spice, sweetness.

Sweet caramel malt, quickly overcome with the spice used, ginger? nutmeg? not sure, slight smokiness or peatiness.

Medium bodied, low carbonation, syrupy.

A bottle was a chore for me. Flavors just didn't click for me.

I love going to Half Moon Bay Brewing Co, and typically enjoy their beers. This one was a miss for me.

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Photo of jwolfie70
3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruby red, with a thin white head that didnt stick around very long. Smell is of malt, some christmas spiciness (ginger and/or nutmeg). The mouthfeel is pretty thin for the style. The taste is pretty standard for the style, sweet upfront with some ginger/nutmeg spiciness. A decent beer that I was happy to find while driving around Half Moon Bay.

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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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