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
Ranking:
#25,761
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
395
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
88
Trade:
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Photo of Ryften
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-hunter
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 8.9% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark brown/mahogany. Lofty light tan head that hangs around. Opaque.

Smell- Caramel. barley, molasses.

Taste- Very sweet up front. Loads of caramel, toffee, and a light hint of chocolate. Nutty as well. Some spice on the back end, just a little bit of brown sugar and clove. Finishes dry and nutty.

Mouthfeel- Heavy in body with active carbonation.

Overall- A touch too sweet. Lots of flavor which helps to balance out the sweetness some. Still classic to the Winter warmer style, made for sipping.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice murky brown red tinged look with a thin tan head. Malt (caramel) nose with a slight dark fruit edge. I can almost scent some bitter dark chocolate in there somewhere also. Much like a doppel with some bitterness and lacking the sweetness many of these bock type beers have. Fuller flavor than I would have thought. I think I may like this a bit more than most. Not watery but not as thick as I had originally thought. The hop bitterness actually evens this beer out. Not bad. Thanks to my buddy Marty for this beer.

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Photo of Cunny123
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tohibii
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldManDan
3.24/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

True to its style. Dark look, yet almost see through in a snifter. Good head, but doesn't linger. Malty smell with little lingering aftertaste. Good beer. Would drink again!

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Photo of TeachChefs
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robert17529
4.7/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nick_perry
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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 +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
2/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrJuengling
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of q33jeff
2.55/5  rDev -31.8%
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 -10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of lastmango
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Photo of tdm168
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
2.85/5  rDev -23.8%
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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Winter Warmer from Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 395 ratings