Vertical Winter Ale | Tree Brewing

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Vertical Winter AleVertical Winter Ale
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3.73/5
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50 Ratings
Vertical Winter AleVertical Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
treebeer.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Medium bodied Ale with nut and caramel flavours. Finishes smooth, with a subtle hint of Vanilla.

Added by Derek on 11-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,038
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
50
pDev:
13.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. A reddish copper with a light smattering of beige foam, mostly on the edges of the glass. Aroma is pungent vanilla (the "subtle hint" promised in the description here is a bald-faced lie), maybe some additional nutty brown bread and caramel, floral hops in the background. Palate is a solid red ale base, toasted biscuit, caramel and a little dry spice, but again the vanilla is overwhelming and overshadows anything else happening here. Decent full body, moderate carbonation, and a semi-dry finish that finally manages to showcase something besides vanilla (the aforementioned floral, grassy hops). This is a pity as I get the sense that this could be much better with a less lavish hand on the extract bottle.

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3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Orange copper hue, minimal lacing around edges.

S: Toffee and dark honey followed by a hint of biscuits.

M: Medium bodied.

T: Toffee and spices, mainly cloves. There is a slightly floral taste with a slight sting or burn of alcohol on the finish.

O: Not a bad winter ale but I prefer others.

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3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a clear pale copper with a very thin head.

Smell- Vanilla, caramel, and a hint of hazelnut.

Taste- Vanilla is the main flavour from start to finish. Pleasant sweet caramel and brown sugar notes. Very liight in terms of the spice characteristics.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice smoothness.

Overall- A different variety of winter ale by Tree Brewing. Instead of using warm spices like other ales, this brew is heavy on vanilla and sweet candy flavours. Reminds me of GIB's Lions winter ale. Worth a try if you like vanilla.

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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper brown appearance with minimal head that disappears quickly. Smell is dominated by vanilla, it is also sweet with caramel.

Taste, like the smell, has a strong vanilla taste. Picked up bread malt with brown sugar. Has a hint of toffee/caramel. Taste is surprisingly light though compared to the strong smell. Light bodied with light-medium carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter and sweet.

Overall not a bad, but to light tasting to be a winter beer. In fact I can see myself drinking this in 20 C. Still, it's refreshing and worth a try.

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Vertical Winter Ale from Tree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 50 ratings