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Winterfest | Free State Brewing Co.

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3.78/5
Very Good
118 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mebuzzard on 11-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,674
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
118
pDev:
13.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of MidwestBA
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of humuloner22
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one reminds me of the same type of malt backbone that Toppling Goliath uses. It has a sweet thickness to it. It has a earthy barnyard thing going on. Not funky but like a feed grain type of malt. Which TG does to an even higher degree.

Color: Darker almost amber in color. Reminds me of an Irish red almost or very similar to Yeungling in color. Head is minimal.

Smell: More malts than anything else. Some floral and fruity hop notes in there but overall pretty mild.

Taste: This is where this beer really shines, its tasty for sure. Nice tropical, floral and earthy notes going on here . It definitely has a caramel backbone to balance out the hop bitterness which is pretty much nonexistent, this is not a hop bomb by any means. Very nicely balanced.

Overall: I received this one as a trade and its a solid brew. I would drink it again. Solid IPA!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Winterfest from Free State Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 118 ratings
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