Nuclear Winter
Finch Beer Co.

Nuclear WinterNuclear Winter
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From:
Finch Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
ABV:
8%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 12.91%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
87
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 31, 2019
Added:
Sep 22, 2014
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  28
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Rated: 2.58 by mholdefer from Alabama

Jan 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.04 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 04, 2017
 
Rated: 2.7 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

May 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by MasterRigger from North Carolina

Dec 28, 2015
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Reviewed by Ottoj55 from Wisconsin

2.15/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Had this on tap in a pint glass. The color is dark amber not at all dark. The smell was not distinct, slightly malty, nothing special. The taste was off, maybe dark fruit, maybe candy sugar, definitely off in some way. Mouth feel was well carbonated but dull. Overall a huge let down, doesn't meet any of the standards for a dark Belgian ale.
Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by chris826 from Mississippi

Oct 03, 2015
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A big thanks to the emperor of the canned beer kingdom, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pretty dark chestnut color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, nutty, caramel, some dark fruits. Taste is the same, caramel malts, nuts, light fruits, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium/full in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.
Sep 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.3 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Aug 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by Demon_Lung from Wisconsin

Jul 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by JMS1512 from New Jersey

Jul 16, 2015
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Reviewed by ChazBoner from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours yellowish-brown with a quickly dissipating head.
Smells malty, a little oak, with a touch of booze.
Tastes like brown sugar, fruitier as it warms up. Leaves a woody, oak-y aftertaste.
Drinks a little dry.
It's pretty good.
16 ounce can, DRINK FINCH, 00578
Jul 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by justinm4bama from Alabama

Jun 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.33 by Vestlake from Alabama

Jun 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

May 26, 2015
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Served from the can in a Lagunitas mason jar.

What will survive after a nuclear assault if not the immovable objects that are 4-packs of Finch's beer? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear mahogany topped by a finger or so of dirty bone foam. The nose comprises dried caramel, clove, a hint of chocolate-covered orange peel, and a vague fusel whiff. The taste brings in more of the same, with a slight uptick in the orange, and a touch of banana peel and nutmeg for good measure. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly grainy feel. Overall, a step in the right direction for Finch's in terms of flavor quality, but I'm just not that big a fan of this one: The caramel backbone comes across as old and cracked, and the Belgian yeast waffles between extreme mildness and fruity off-ness.
Apr 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by krome from Illinois

Apr 08, 2015
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Rated by GlacierSapien from Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Maybe its a Belgian strong ale maybe its a really fruity doppelbock either way its a damn tasty beer Finch's delivers once again
Apr 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.38 by LambicLion from Minnesota

Mar 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.49 by Fastwalker19 from Maryland

Mar 16, 2015
Nuclear Winter from Finch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 87 ratings