Winter Warmer Ale | No-Li Brewhouse

Winter Warmer AleWinter Warmer Ale
BA SCORE
54.2%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 59 ratings
Winter Warmer AleWinter Warmer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse
Washington, United States
nolibrewhouse.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by woemad on 01-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,825
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
59
Liked:
32
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
12.03%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Mlkluther
2.81/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Bunman3
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a dandy beer - not really "as advertised", but dandy nonetheless. It pours beautifully - frothy head, clear amber, lovely lacing as it disappears. To me, the flavour and smell scream "pale ale that got put into a winter warmer bottle by accident". There is plenty here to make me like it - bready malt, orange-pamplemousse hop bite, kinda like...a pale ale. I don't pick up much seasonal spice, though the warming ABV makes me happy in a Christmas kind of way?

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Photo of andrenaline
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimpdx
4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice spicy, piney big red ale

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Photo of wynnwssn
3.01/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdshep
2.82/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

full review: http://wp.me/p5urG4-gL
Poured a nice amber head. Small and lacy. Great amber/red hue. It was really difficult for me to get the light caramel smell I finally got. With the taste and palate this could almost be a year round beer. In my opinion, it wasn't what I have come to expect about the winter seasonals. Not saying it was a bad beer, just not what I was expecting. To me, I got an acidic taste up from with the bitterness coming in on the backend. It was on the lower end of the medium body.

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Photo of Slongie
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, apparently part of No-Li's Expo Series.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber hue, with two skinny fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mildly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some chunky iceberg profile lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet bready caramel malt, soft dark orchard fruit, a low-key orange and white grapefruit citrus bitterness, faint earthy spices, and a tame, lurking estery alcohol warmth. The taste is somewhat sugary toffee, softly grainy caramel malt, concentrated drupe fruit, a bit of seasonal spice - maybe some cinnamon, perhaps some nutmeg - fading weedy, piney, and citrusy hops, and ascending cold, steely booze.

The carbonation is adequate for the job at hand, what with its lifting frothiness, the body a sturdy middleweight, and more or less smooth, the malt taking on all comers, and even engendering a mote of creaminess as it warms. It finishes well off-dry, toffee this, caramel that, dark fruitiness over there, you get the picture, because the hops and alcohol kinda don't.

I suppose I shouldn't be so hard on this one, as one of the tenets of the style is a husky maltiness. Maybe it's my expectation of a PAC-NW brewer to hop the hell out of everything, but I know that to just be a (well-earned) stereotype. So, in the end, a tasty, engaging, and uber alles, warming (if edging on hot) winter brew.

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Photo of cjoordt
4.75/5  rDev +27%

So incredible. That is all I have to say. There is nothing I would rather come home to on a snowy winter day than this beer.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Donoman
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty boozy. Nothing special, except for the fact that there's no weird ass gingerbread spices floating around in this one.

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Photo of LouZ
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of KlayWey
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of RHVC59
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of DKRowden
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

RB

22 picked up today at the COOP but seen it around town at most of the usual haunts.. Pours a very deep red.. pretty clear.. light khaki head.. Smells like dark toast and malt extract stewed in water.. A bit of grassy/earthy hoppiness helps... Flavor is really weird to me, tastes like malt extract water .. Tons of toasty maltiness/melanoidin malt(?) without enough hop bitterness or (especially) hop flavor to balance.. Not a fan..

I could have been much worse on this one.. but perhaps my taster is broken tonight.. But I don't think so.

3.75/3.25/3/3.25/3

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Photo of smithne
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of chinchill
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%

22 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Cloudy brown-amber body with a weak head.
Aroma: toffee; dark bread; bisquits; plums; mixed spices.
Flavor: complex and dynamic, with a sweet start and a moderate load of hops kicking in mid-taste, adding mild bitterness and nice herbal and floral notes.
O: distinct, interesting and recommended.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of bubseymour
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber red with decent head and nice lacing. Aromas of caramel, cinnamon, and spice. Tastes of medium roasted malts of caramel and light brown sugar up front with bittering hops and cinnamon and nutmeg dominating the aftertaste. A hopped up ESB, not fantastic but not undrinkable although could use more alcoholic umph! to make it a true "warmer", although it is a creeper. Not the best of the winter warmers, but far from the worst. Cheers

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Winter Warmer Ale from No-Li Brewhouse
Beer rating: 54.2% out of 100 with 59 ratings
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