Slick Nick Winter Ale | Sebago Brewing Company

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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

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133
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber from Lou's. Red-amber translucent body with over an inch of off-white head that dissipates slowly leaving a fair bit of lacing. Roasty caramel malt and raisin characterize the aroma. Tastes fruity with lots of caramel malt. A little lighter flavored than expected, but not overly so, and the flavors are balanced and compliment eachother perfectly... Medium creamy mouthfeel. A nearly perfect winter warmer.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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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4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the sebago collection I recieved from my good friend Matt up north. Decided to do the vertical/horizontal/ whatever it is of all of them. Poured into a pint glass,lol.

Nice color, rich dark brown, near black with a light head of tan that comes up and caps the top of the glass nicely. Aroma is dominated by aromas of oak and vanilla, which meld seemlessly into the chocolate notes that become ever more present as time goes on. First sip is wonderful, more carbonated then I typically see with barrel aged beers, with a nicely lively presence and rich, velvet like carbonation. First sip is loaded down with oak notes, hints of bourbon and vanilla start to come out as I dive further into it. Suble at first but then it starts to build. Nice backbone of chocolate coming through as well as a light touch of smoke

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4/5  rDev +12%

On cask at three crow in rockland me. very good better than bottle highly recommend if the chance arises

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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving notes: Hefe glass, frigde temps (40F)
Aroma: cinnamon & other spices, alchohol warmth.
Appearance: Nice half-inch head upon pour, nice thin foam lingers. Some lacing. Dark, clear brownish-red.
Mouthfeel: Full body, light carbonation.
Taste: Complex fruit, alcohol and malty sweetness and beautifully balanced. Light sweetness lingers on the edges of the tongue along with light bitterness in the middle.
Drinkability: This is a great beer for winter evenings and, while perhaps not a session beer, can easily be good for a pint or two.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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

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3.92/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of msolar
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep bronze color with a decent head and a fair amount of lacing. The smell of hops overpowers the smell of spices, but nutmeg is a slightly noticeable. It didn't taste as much as a "holiday" beer as I would have expected, but more like a lightly spiced IPA. (I suspect my IPA-biased beer-buddy petes99 would like this one a lot.) It had a bit more hops than I would have liked, but it's certainly a really good beer. I have a log of it on tap and have no concerns that it won't be finished quickly (read: high drinkability).

I like this beer a lot, but if you're looking for a spiced seasonal, I'd tried something different (ideas are escaping me at the moment).

Cheers

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

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Slick Nick Winter Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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