Wasatch First One Down
Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Utah Brewers Cooperative
 
Style:
Winter Warmer
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 8.56%
Ratings:
60
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 16, 2019
Added:
Nov 26, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  18
SCORE
85
Very Good
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4.03 by Heeenrik from Finland on Nov 16, 2019
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3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by YourNeighbor from Arkansas

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Look: Muddy brown/amber body with a light brown head
Smell: Subdued
Taste: Very rich caramel and hoppy start with a hint of toasty-ness that quickly fades into a mild bitterness. Very mild for 7.1% ABV
Feel: medium mouthfeel with hints of soft carbonation
Overall: Nice easy drinking dark ale. Would not guess 7.1%.

Jun 02, 2019
 
3.81 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 29, 2019
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3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by russpowell from Arkansas

Pours an effervescent chestnut with 2+ fingers of pillowy tan head. Rings of lacing 7 pretty nice head retention

S: Cakeyness, some wooody & herbal hops once warm

T: Rich maltyness, a little brown sugar, dryness, a little leafy hop as well up front. Brown sugar sweetness, a little drynesss & woody hops as this warms. Finishes dry with a little brown sugar & toastyness, plus just a little leafy hops

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation

A decent winter war, won't blow you away, but no slouch, ABV is well hidden

Feb 06, 2019
 
4 by GIftofgod4u1 from Louisiana on Jan 25, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
by iguanodon from Utah

[Original rating 2012-11-10] Pours clear red/brown with a thick tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is malt, caramel, spicy hops. Taste is sweet malt with a nice hoppy finish. A great winter ale.

Oct 03, 2018
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3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by sjdevel from Utah

Some bitterness at first and quite hoppy. Very rich and caramelly. Like a hoppy brown ale. I was expecting some spices but mostly on the hoppy side. Pretty good.

May 12, 2018
 
4.06 by Kayakguy from Massachusetts on Feb 28, 2018
 
4.21 by UtahBeerPleb from Utah on Jan 21, 2018
 
3.76 by UCLABrewN84 from California on Jan 12, 2018
 
4 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 04, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Beerucee from Texas

A pale ale

Nov 23, 2017
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3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by puck1225 from Texas

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Red brown color with a nice, brief head and great lacing. Nice dark fruit smell. Taste of dates, dark raisins, figs. A bit boozey, but a nice beer.

Aug 08, 2017
 
4.21 by BeerWithMike from Nebraska on Jun 14, 2017
 
3.25 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Apr 01, 2017
 
3.5 by archero from Texas on Mar 25, 2017
 
3.31 by Nolster from Minnesota on Mar 20, 2017
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3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Beaver13 from Colorado

12 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a small off white head that quickly goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - some slightly roasted sweet chocolate and toffee malt and a little fruit.

The flavor is sweet and toasted caramel toffee malts with some dark fruit and a roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice winter warmer.

Jan 14, 2017
 
3.88 by MonkeyBread from Nevada on Jan 01, 2017
 
3.96 by Idrankthat from Canada (SK) on Dec 31, 2016
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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by akolb from Colorado

Aroma: Bright malts, cinnamon, and ginger. Bread and spice. Subtle hops.
Taste: Rich bready malts at first, then spices led by cinnamon and nutmeg come in. A bit of creamy sweetness, and a bitter finish. Alcohol warmth.
Look: ruby brown with a minimal head.
A good beer. The spices are there but are well hidden by the malt and hops, which is how it should be. Easy drinking and warming.

Dec 22, 2016
 
3.48 by B_B from California on Jun 27, 2016
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by kw_pip from Vermont

Not gunna lie I was kinda drunk when I drank this so I don't remember it that clearly. However I believe I felt it was only OK to Good.

Apr 26, 2016
 
3.75 by sgttibbs from Minnesota on Feb 19, 2016
 
3.55 by Hopstout from Minnesota on Feb 07, 2016
 
3.36 by Dave2234 from Minnesota on Feb 05, 2016
 
3.95 by nicksamuelson from North Dakota on Jan 29, 2016
 
4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Jan 13, 2016
 
3.68 by cyroeser from Minnesota on Jan 09, 2016
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3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by MNAle from Minnesota

Best by 2/26/16; consumed on 12/24 and 12/25/15. Deep amber/ruby, cloudy, coaxed a 1 inch tan, creamy, bubbly head with an agressive pour into an Imperial Irish pub pint. Light carbonation. Clumpy, sticky lacing as the head recedes. Aroma of hops (slightly citrus) and malt (faintly chocolate). Substantial mouth feel: slightly thick feeling for the style. Mild, but slightly bitter, initial taste, sweetly malty, with a more bittering in the middle and the finish. This is a very easy to enjoy beer. No spectatular hops flavor, or really any other notable dominating falvor; more of a malt body. But, it is still enjoyable to drink. I would have expected more of an alcohol presence in a "warmer". Even so, a very tasty beer.

Dec 25, 2015
 
3.75 by benloho from Utah on Dec 24, 2015
 
2.81 by Miami66 from Nebraska on Dec 22, 2015
 
3.7 by noperative from Louisiana on Dec 19, 2015
 
3.31 by svenness from Arizona on Jun 19, 2015
 
3.71 by nyrblue2 from New York on May 21, 2015
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3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

A brew that arrived from Nebraska VIA the head of the industrial electrical group from which I am employed----Thanks Randy!

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a JAFB snifter. This nice warmer pours a clear ruby copper color with a nice off white head of dissipating foam that dies down to a thin layer of pooling foam and light lacing. Nose of caramel malts, light nutmeg, dark fresh bread, and moderate bittering hops. Flavors are moderately sweet to the front and sides, then a zing of nutmeg, and finishing off on the back with moderately bitter hop notes that linger with light alcohol warmth. Others note it is a lot like a copper ale, I agree with the exception of light spicy notes. Decent warmer that improves vastly with warmth.

Cheers

May 01, 2015
 
2.83 by Jugs_McGhee from Texas on Apr 26, 2015
 
4.07 by Jetlag767 from Minnesota on Mar 04, 2015
 
3.78 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Feb 23, 2015
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3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by beergoot from Colorado

Reddish brown body with a very thick, rocky, sticky head. Warm bread and rye spiciness with the nose; caramel; brown bread. Sweet and boozy flavors throughout with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness and mild hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; a bit coarse on the palate; sweet finish.

Robust and tasty. Perhaps too much residual sugars in the taste and feel, but otherwise it is warm and inviting despite some rough flaws.

Feb 08, 2015
Wasatch First One Down from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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