Winter Mischief | Lager Heads Smokehouse & Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lager Heads Smokehouse & Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
lagerheads.us

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Warm up the holidays with this spiced ale! The smooth malty canvas showcases the flavors of cinnamon, ginger and local honey.

34 IBU

Added by DrDemento456 on 11-27-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
41
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
For Trade:
1
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beats Great Lakes hands down, I love the ginger

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snagged a bottle of this at the Vintage Estate for 2 bucks. Haven't heard much about these guys but love Christmas beers.

A - A deep dark amber red almost black with a 1/4 inch of off white head. Tons of carbonation bubbles and decent lacing.

S - Well I am getting a lot of cinnamon also nutmeg. It's pretty spice forward but smells like it could have a sweet honey/caramel malt thing going on.

T - So much cinnamon it reminds me of Great Lakes Christmas ale. I really enjoy how quickly the spices fade each sip with the balance of honey and caramel malts. Not bad.

M - Drinks with a medium fizzy body. Hides the ABV well.

Overall a very nicely crafted imperial red with tons of spices and honey. As advertised.

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3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 vintage. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a deep hazy auburn with ruby red hues; small light khaki head that fades leaving decent retention and a little lacing. The aromas are very nice. Cinnamon and ginger is there with some hints of nutmeg. Caramel malts are there with some hints of cocoa. Some orange notes in the mix as well. The flavors basically follow the nose. Nice spice flavors without being overwhelming. The cinnamon and ginger work well. Solid malt backbone with a mild earthy bitterness. Hints of honey. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied to the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's pretty smooth and easy to drink.

This is a very nice winter ale. If you like spiced brews with cinnamon then you'll definitely like this one. Very enjoyable stuff.

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3.32/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent seasonal release. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of roast, raisin, toffee, clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, honey, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of roast, raisin, toffee, clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, brown bread, biscuit, toffee, and herbal/toasted earthiness earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, honey, and spice flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from spice as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is a great spiced amber ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, honey, and spice flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Extremely similar to the other popular NE Ohio Christmas ales. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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