Slick Nick Winter Ale | Sebago Brewing Company

BA SCORE
34.6%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 133 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company
United States
sebagobrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Slick Nick Winter Ale is our most popular seasonal ale. The caramel and black malts we use to brew Slick Nick gives it the deep amber color. This insidious brew is best enjoyed during New England's freezing winter months. Slick Nick himself is pictured on our label casing out the Victoria Mansion in Portland Maine on a blustery night. Warm up with one of Maine's best winter offerings.

38.8 IBU

Added by msolar on 12-18-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,869
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
133
Liked:
46
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
10.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Klister
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JacobJGS
2.97/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jschwamb
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can dated 12/09/15:
Pour is quite nice. A decently clear deep amber, perhaps even ruby. Head is tight and sits atop the brew for a ling time providing significant lacing.

Nose seems more like a hoppy amber, with a little bit of amber malt countered by a decent dose of piney bitterness.

The taste starts off hop-forward in the initial sips. the malt just about catches the bitter before a piney, slightly resinous bitterness finishes the beer. The amber malty notes strengthen early as the beer warms, but the beer stays overall fairly bitter. I am not getting too much alcohol warmth or and type of spice in this beer.

A decent hoppy amber, a style that is not my favorite. I'm not sure it quite makes it to my ideal of a winter warmer, although I am also pushing the edge of the winter season.

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Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottHiggins207
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kinger86
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdivers
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lou50rp
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Given a couple to try. A decent winter ale, not heavily spiced and hoppy. Goes down easy. Might buy a rack if I see it.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; deep amber colored; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: roasted grain;

T: a little surprising; not a lot of flavor; what's there is nicely balanced; a bit of hop bitterness from mid-palate through the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; alcohol well hidden;

O: easy to drink;

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Photo of vdub191
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pveilleux
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ckessler222
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of APH
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dudon
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Garypuffer
3.11/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks like your typical winter warmer, but kinda wimpy in the taste department...but gotta say, it doesn't have the sweet, overly spiced taste of some of 'em. Got it as a Xmas gift so can't complain too much.

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Photo of illpass78
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a becker.

Appearance: Pours a slightly murky ruby-type color. Short white head is gone soon. Carbonation seems heavy.

Aroma: Malty nose with some slightly spicy hops and some dark fruits like cherries and raisins.

Taste: Pretty good malt presence up front. Slightly sweet, brown sugary finish. Those dark fruit notes have more of a presence as it warms. Hop spiciness is also noticeable.

Mouthfeel: A little thinner than expected. Not watery, but lacks a big, firm body.

Overall: Okay winter seasonal. Might just not be a style I love. It's approachable and quaffable, but there isn't much to it.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good beer with a mild spiced profile. Enjoyed this beer but would not go out of my way to revisit.

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Photo of MaineBrewing
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured a dark clear amber, with massive 2.5 finger off white head. Head took a while to dissipate and left me with copious amounts of lacing that remained to the end.

S - the aroma is subdued, slight spicy hops, sweet fruity malt with lots if raisin, and warming alcohol.

T - the taste is a complex balance of hops malt and warming alcohol. The flavor hops, while present with citrus and pine, take a back seat to the sweet malt, slight notes of dark fruits and candy sugar but not so much. But it is the finish gets me, a quenching bite of bitter hops and warming alcohol, that is so enjoyable.

M - ample carbonation makes it feel less thick than it probably is. Finishes clean and slightly sweet.

O - I'm very partial to this beer, one if my favorite winter warmers. The hops stand up to the malt real well, resulting in a very enjoyable and flavorful beer.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheMaineBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Cheld
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Slick Nick Winter Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
Beer rating: 34.6% out of 100 with 133 ratings
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