Winterfest | Free State Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
freestatebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

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Added by Mebuzzard on 11-08-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
117
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.8%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
22
For Trade:
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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a pure rich copper color. A froth off-white head sits on top and slowly dissipates to an uneven thin foam. Some mild sticky lacing. Complex smells of apples, citrus hops, and caramel. The taste is about spot-on with the smell: citrus hops, some sweet apples, and toffee and caramel. Interesting. The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, i was expecting to not like this IPA as a Winter Warmer. However, it has just enough holiday flavors like apples, caramel, and even toffee in it to make it enjoyable. Maybe not a sx pack, but one is really nice.

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Photo of homebrewhawk
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint glass. This just hit the streets last week, so it is very fresh. Poured a brilliant reddish gold with a finger of off white head. Very fragrant. Great citrus/pine hop aroma. Flavor follows the aroma. Nice dose of hop bitterness. Some malt sweetness upfront. Solid malt base. Medium bodied. Drying finish from the hop bitterness. Very drinkable. Nothing crazy, just fresh, local beer, which always works for me.

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Photo of SafeAtFirst
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Galaxy hops FTW

Really bright aroma filled with citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of pine. really nice.

Munich malt provides a nice bready malt compliment to the hop assault.

Really good IPA. One of the better ones I've had from Free State (and I've had most of 'em).

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this at the Sandbar in Lawrence...my go-to bar in town. Recently they put on some nice brews, and this is one of them.

Pours a dark amber/acorn brown with a white, foamy head. Lacing is semi-sticky.

Snappy aroma hops. Pine and floral, with some spice in the back ground. Hint of dark bread in the nose. Sweet in the middle, but hops dominate.

Up front the malt is solid. A bit spicy. The dark bread lingers, but hops bring the punch. Floral and citrus begins the hop flavors. The pine builds upon the malt flavors and is solid throughout. The combination of the citrus from the hops and the spices gives this beer a nice touch. While not a typical IPA, nor a typical winter, this will give Celebration from SN a run for its money. Very nice.

Sucked down 7 of these last night.

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Winterfest from Free State Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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