Winter Warmer | Lancaster Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
lancasterbrewing.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our classic Olde Ale delivers a complex malt flavor and blend of British and American hops. True to its name, this beer finishes with a nice warming alcohol flavor.

Added by NeroFiddled on 11-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
388
Reviews:
169
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
81
For Trade:
0
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Photo of TeachChefs
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robert17529
4.7/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nick_perry
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aromas of toasted bread, brown sugar, and molasses. Minimal head on the pour, fair amount of carbonation. Notes of spice and roasted malt, although some hops sneak in. Slightly dry on the finish, lingering mouthfeel and taste.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
2/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrJuengling
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
2.55/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

**
01/16/2015
On tap at blend.
Aroma: barley. Brown ale.
Appearance: black. Little white head.
Taste: weak caramel, veggie.Feel is very very flat.
**

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Photo of Manny1909
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of lastmango
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a deep brown with a reddish hue. Two finger tan head that dissipated to a film but remained. Heavy lacing. Mild aroma of figs and malt. Initial taste of big sweet malt and figs. Moderate carbonation and body with an oily feel.

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
2.85/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a deep ruby with impressive foam head, strong retention. Aroma is flat, mostly pale malt and stale hop, with just a dissapointing hint of that welcoming old ale sweet malt. Flavor does a little better bring out the caramel malt, and there are smatterings of raisin, dark fruit and toffee (the classic old ale notes) but they are faded and flat. Finishes with a mildy strong phenol / fusel alcohol, which isn't blended very well with the rest of the beer. Finishes with a lasting alcohol note. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Overall a middling beer but it has some good qualities.

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Photo of VABA
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straight out of an undated bottle. Initial impression is malt, rum, dark fruit, faint earthy hops way way way in the background. Light carbonation; medium mouthfeel. Finish is slightly bitter/chemical. All in all, a decent but not outstanding brew. HOWEVER....
This brew supports the Wolf Sanctuary of PA. A worthy cause, and worthy of support. I've been there, and those people do good work. Try ONE of Lancaster's Winter Warmers (if nothing else, to add it to your list), but condsider supporting the Wolf Sanctuary directly.
And, if you get a chance, visit them. The sound of twenty or more wolves howling at dusk is enough to raise the hair on your neck. Seriously cool stuff.
Check out their web site - http://wolfsanctuarypa.org/

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Photo of Fenix2009
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reebtaerG
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jahbless
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhultch
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snarksdad
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Winter Warmer from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 388 ratings.
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