Winter Warmer Ale | James Page Brewing Company

Winter Warmer AleWinter Warmer Ale
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Winter Warmer AleWinter Warmer Ale

Brewed by:
James Page Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bighuge on 12-01-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by TastyTaste:
Photo of TastyTaste
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another beer i sampled on Old Chicago's winter tour. Was a nice maroon color, with a tan head. Smells alright, a little spicy, and a little hoppy. Taste is not offensive, but for a winter warmer, I expected a little more to it. Maybe alcohol, maybe hops, but something to put the 'warmer' in winter warmer ale.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ADR
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Like Bighuge, I hunted for info on how to classify this beer, I might have thrown it in Strong Ale for intended effort but it doesn't have much impact. New beer for James Page...

Clear dark ginger appearance, thin and spotty 1/8 inch head that laces in four simple rings. Fruity aroma, some cling peaches in their syrup and a bit of nutmeg. Starts tasting like a number of fruits, including peach and pear. A gravelly hops asserts mid mouth, but overall, a lot of flavor and complexity fade early in the profile. Body is weak and a slight soapy sensation impairs flavor and gives a poor to average finish. Not particularly good and it won't get a space in my Winter "rotation".

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed August 15, 2005. 12 Oz Bottle. Murky orange brown pour, with little to no head. Rich strong aroma fo raisins and hot cream, backed with a tinge of sherry. Flavor continues on aroma, with notes of sherry, cherries, muddled fruit and a huge whack of caramel and toffee. Palate is sweet, sticky, and very chewable. Some bready notes that rise to a finish in grapefruit and some light floral. I would drink this on a regular basis...not outstanding, but solid.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
3.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber/bronze in color, with a tan head that settles quickly. The level of carbonation is minimal on this one. The aromas are predominately from the hops. I got a very fruity, citrusy aroma, along with a somewhat floral, perfumey aroma. As for the malt aroma, there is a caramel malt aroma in the back.

The flavor is pretty well balanced between the hops and malt, with the hop bitterness just outweighing the malt flavor. The flavors are fruity, and sweet from the caramel malts. I also detected a bit of diacetyl in this one. Overall, it isn’t a bad beer. It is a decent medium-full bodied, warming beer.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ambery brownish color, thin yellowed dusty foam on top, good lacing sticks in strings. Aroma is mild with a dulled fruity maltiness, some light hop spices that has an herbal piney edge roam around within with a few sparkles of vanilla. Taste is bit bland, with some tired sweetened fruityness, lazy hops try to build a base but are wiped clean early with just a smidgeon of spice and burnt vanilla lingering into the finish. Feel has a weakened effort, empty in most places, sweet and kinda spicy in others, a subdued creaminess kinda peps things up a bit but not by much. A slightly above average beverage here. There's not alot going on with this one I'm afraid. Fresh keg still didn't impress me.

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Photo of ZAP
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The first thing I notice on this is the strong "peach" aroma....bronze in color...body is on the thin side of medium...a real interesting get the "peach" flavor, but also some juicy west coast style the same time it has a rather sweet mouthfeel....I actually think this is pretty tasty....maybe a bit thin and too sweet for some but I like it...It's not an all-time great, but a nice change's hands down better than say Pete's Wicked Winter....I'd be real curious to find some info on this beer to see what style of hops they used, and what they were trying to create....Their Octoberfest is better but this is probably the second best Page beer I've had..

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Photo of Bighuge
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No info on this beer is offered up on their website. No a/v is declared on the label. I'm categorizing this by taste. I think it best fits the Amber Ale category.

Nice looking clear burgandy tone. Thin beige head sits on top. A fairly distinctive note of cascades on the nose. Also some perfumey tones. The taste is clean and understated. Some fruitiness. Some piney and citric hop tones. An fairly neutral malt backbone. Medium to full in body. Decent brew, but one to pass on given the multitude of top notch winter brews to be had at this time of the year.

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Photo of alexgash
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cinnamon red body with a medium-sized light tan head. Smell is fruity malts with some (mostly vanilla) spice, and a little alcohol. I'm picking up some seemingly off-flavors in the taste; kind of a cardboardy edge to the sweet, orange-toffee candy malts. Some vanilla. Hops are modest, but finish is bitter. Not too bad, but could be better. Mouthfeel is also a little thin.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: a crisp, auburn color, clear reddish, with a solid head of foam atop, creamy, lace-leaving, sturdy.
Aroma: yeasty, creamy, rich, ...not much else, though I'l try again, for the skeptics....some fruit., some sweet maltitude, nothing else...
Taste: bright, fresh fruitiness, hops abuzz, and malt aplenty, very forward in flavor, rich and never-endingly delicious. Mmmm, a certain toffee-ishness in flavor re-occurs, very tasty, though, very roasty, and sweet, and above-all a creamy treat for all involved.
Yum! Old Man Winter ain't so bad when the Winter Warmer comes around.

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Winter Warmer Ale from James Page Brewing Company
Beer rating: - out of 100 with 9 ratings
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