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Winter Shredder | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
ciscobrewers.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerResearcher on 12-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,268
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
231
pDev:
19.64%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of gbw5009
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SawDog505
3.81/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 16 oz Troegs Snulip glass bottled on 10/30/17. Pours a very attractive mahogany, with a 2 plus sticky off white head that leaves loads of thin webs of lace.

Smell is nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee, vanilla, toffee, blue spruce, and caramel.

Taste follows nutmeg, spruce, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, and caramel.

Mouthfeel is a tad bigger than medium, plenty of life, not overly dry, and drinks pretty easy at 8% ABV.

Overall this is a very solid spiced winter warmer, spices are there but not over the top and very drinkable.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange to ruddy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sliding into the beer. The smell had a decent light winter spices of ginger, allspice and clove. The taste was mainly spicy with a gentle bready sweetness to balance. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and decent for the winter warmer style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good winter warmer I’d have again.

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Photo of Hootie159
3.82/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buddance
3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of haines710
4.04/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sharp315
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
3.82/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ems_backpack
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuddyZ
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StrayteEDGE
2.7/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of garyloveman
3.87/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtydee5
3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SLeffler27
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark copper (SRM 16-17) with a modest half-inch, creamy beige head that leaves dense rings on a fisheye pint glass from Cisco Brewery.

Opens with herbal spice followed by caramel, white bread and cinnamon. There is little adventure in this beer as it lacks the spiciness expected of the style.

The flavor is malt forward and well balanced with some ginger, some nutmeg (though rather faint), and toasted malt. The finish is modest and lingering.

Alcohol is as expected in this medium bodied beer with a scratchy nylon texture. There is some astringency and ample carbonation.

While far from expectations, this is a fair beer. Perhaps this one aged in the store as the Winter Warmer qualities are all but absent. I'll have to try it again in the future.

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Photo of RozzieBoy
3.56/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Botulizard
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PJCarnell
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lwillitz
3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

A - cloudy body of deep copper under a finger of khaki foam

S - grain, caramel, spice

T - dark fruits (cherry etc.), wood, toasted bread, slight caramel sweetness, earthy, spices, dry finish with an aftertaste reminiscent of cough syrup

M - smooth medium/full body, medium carbonation

O - Winter Shredder is an interesting beer to sip. While I enjoyed it, it was kind of a mess in the taste department. It has some very good flavors, but the overall taste is just an unusual combination.

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Photo of LennyBound
1/5  rDev -69.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The spices are there, but they are ruined with an overbearing amount of hops.

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Photo of FrankShirley
3.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Winter Shredder from Cisco Brewers Inc.
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 231 ratings
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