Winter Ale | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is not spiced.

Added by Todd on 09-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
795
Reviews:
379
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
13.91%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
70
For Trade:
1
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Photo of kojevergas
3.14/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

$1.85 a bottle in Manhattan.

Toasty, with a dunkel malt backbone and some brown bread & caramel flavour bouncing around.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spedprof
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaPan
3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.92/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

**
11/28/2012
Toasted Malt, Nuts, Perfumy. Mint?Dark Brown color, Small head. Slight bitter aftertaste is pleasant and has hints of nuts/vegetables/ woodinessweak carbonation, but crisp. Almost a tonic/quinine quality. Intersting beer. Not great, but fun. A lot going on.

**

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Photo of mhgatti
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BFCarr
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Might be that the wind chill is about zero, but this one was just right. Bitter and warming. At 5.6% it had me wishing I had a fire place to sit in front of and knock a few of these back. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in color with very little light seepage through the body of this beer. There's a fingernail of beige resting on top. I smell caramel, nutmeg, and perhaps cinnamon. I taste plenty of caramel and dark malt. The mouth is slightly chewy and warm.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jodybrutal
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ctylinebeer
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

L - medium dark brown color with brown highlights. Light comes through but not too much. Two finger head with nice lacing down the glass. Layer of foam on top with a nice ring around the edge.

S - Aroma is easy to pick up in the pint glass. Dark malts with hints of dried fruit and dark chocolate. Slight yeast character.

T - dark and nutty taste. dry but not bitter. Dark chocolate taste but kind of watered down. Not too "dark" and no robustness.

F - Smooth and easy drinking. No strong finish but dry. Very light and clean.

O - good not but great. Not familiar with English brown ales too much but I was expecting a bit more chocolate character. It does have some stugots to it, which I can't argue. I think 3/5 is a pretty good score. Much love and respect for Weyerbacher, cheers!

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Photo of jams1220
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crhensel
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jefftuck47
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.17/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morebeergood
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a cloudy brownish amber color. Thin tannish head with reasonable lacing.

S: Biscuits and malts. Roasted chestnuts. No significant spicing... refreshing for a 'winter ale'.

T/F: Nutty and malty... brown sugar lends some sweetness and there is faint caramel. A little hop crispness at the finish. No flavor is particularly overwhelming. Smooth and effervescent carbonation.

O: A very inoffensive holiday brown ale from Weyerbacher and easily drinking. Not exceptional but nicely crafted. An easily sessionable Winter Ale and I like that they didn't go crazy trying to make it taste like a Christmas tree.

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Winter Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 795 ratings.
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