Winter Ale | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Winter AleWinter Ale
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:
796
Reviews:
380
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
13.91%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
70
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 796 |  Reviews: 380
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant deep amber under a ½” light tan foam collar that quickly recedes. S: Spicy malt. T: Sweet malt, spice, anise, traces of fruit cake and a light drying astringent spiciness on the finish that provides some balance. F: A little above medium body and medium carbonation. O: An okay winter ale that could benefit from a little more alcohol warming and a little less sweet.

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Photo of chrismann65
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

What a nice Winter ale !! I was glad I got to try this living in Texas ! We don't get Weyerbacher here at all !! :(
I was lucky a friend sent me a few to try out so this one from Weyerbacher was my first . ! Nice Beer , A nice change from a winter Ale , nice pour dark with tan head, nice crisp bead smell with Roasted Malt Balls ! But not to sweet !! Taste : Was like a burnt Marsh-mellow off a camp fire ! I like ! wow nice & tasty beer ! Good malt & nice fell in mouth , very smooth beer , Cant wait to try the Whitt, & barley ones ! Most of All cant wait to try Sunday Morning Stout as soon as I can get my hands on some here in Texas .?

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

Photo of DarthVorador
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GrumpyGirl
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nyrblue2
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TequilaTom
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I really liked this one. Not as much as GL, but close. Could easily have a couple of these, and might even be better on tap. Worth trying at any point. Would buy again, if only in a mixed 6 pack because I like to try a variety.

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

On-tap 3/19/2015 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, maple, nuts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of maple, caramel and some dark fruit come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of mthomp081
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

At 5.6% ABV, this is one of the lightest Weyerbacher beers. It's good beer to enjoy because of that. Easy to drink. Nothing super-special about it but it isn't bad.

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Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tillmac62
2.51/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

BBD 1/22/15. Pours a dark amber with a rich dark ruby hue. Excellent head, normal retention and lacing.

Weak, but nice, nose of caramel, a touch of molasses and a hint of dark fruit (fig).

Almost light medium body with a touch of creaminess. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish.

The flavor profile is disappointing. There is some light caramel and a roasted malt nuttiness underneath a somewhat metallic off flavor. The finish is a lingering continuation of the off flavor. I'm glad this 6 pack was a gift, because the rest is going in the garbage.

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Photo of StoutBoi
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesB63
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing special. Another winter ale.

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

Photo of fosters9
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brozaka
2.12/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

The worst winter ale I've ever had. Cheap, bitter taste with disagreeable, bitter aftertaste.

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

Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kraut6363
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bgraybill
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Goods overall tasting winter beer

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Photo of buzzy
3.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Winter Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 796 ratings.
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