Red Nose Winter Ale
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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From:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Winter Warmer
Ranked #112
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #27,089
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 13.09%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
140
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 24, 2021
Added:
Dec 04, 2004
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  33
SCORE
82
Good
Red Nose Winter AleRed Nose Winter Ale
Notes: None
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Drinking this at The Natty Greene's Brewing Company in downtown Greensboro NC.
Poured from a tap into a pint glass.
Looks reddish Amber, with a light tannish foamy head that dropped quickly to a thin ring.
Smells lightly bready, malty, sweet, spicy, cinnamon.
Taste follows the nose nicely with the malt upfront.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall a very example of a Winter Ale
That I would definitely order again.
Cheers!
Nov 24, 2021
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Rated by mj24053 from North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Much much better on tap. Good subtlety with its spices.
Dec 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.27 by RockyM72 from Florida

Jan 25, 2018
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From a 12oz bottle. Deep reddish brown color, head dissipates immediately. Smells of malt and spices. Light feel. Strong malt base with some sweetness and spices. Good for the style. Better with food than alone.
Jan 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by sisterofba from Maryland

Dec 27, 2017
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Reviewed by pjohnsonglu from South Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into standard pint glass, at slightly-warmer-than-preferred temp. Deep amber pour, with fine sediment, and light beige head. Head reduces to nothing after a few minutes. Molassas heavy, with slight orange rind and raspberry off the nose. More pronounced orange in the taste, resolves with nice tart bitterness and ginger snap. Mouthful brings out more cinnamon, but it’s underwhelming.

Overall, not a bad winter sipper.
Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.48 by skywizzard from Georgia

Dec 12, 2017
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I'm trying this at my Bestie's house in Charlotte.....obviously been in there a while. The beer poured a clear mahogany with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of wintry spice. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.
Aug 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by CUBeerBuff from Washington

May 23, 2017
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Greenville, South Carolina.

Appearance: Pours a very dark, deep red-hued body with a very small, beige head.

Smell: Tangy-scented, almost berry-ish nose. Deep toast. Spicy touches of ginger, dried orange and cinnamon stand out. Smells alright, smell okay.

Taste: Sweetish, bready and toasty malt tastes with a touch of grain and sweet iced tea. Satisfactory spice blend, but it's underneath a somewhat uninteresting, unappealing layer of maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: The beer looks nice enough. All downhill from there, unfortunately.
Feb 11, 2017
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Reviewed by dtreindl from Virginia

3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Medium brown pour with little head. Not much of a nose but a hint of winter spice (clove, cinnamon, etc.), which really shows itself in the flavor with a strong malty backbone. Though I wouldn't say the spice character is overwhelming, as it can be in some winter ales. Same can be said of the sweetness which can be cloying in comparable attempts at a moderately strong winter beer.
Jan 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by nitter from Ohio

Dec 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by ChrisCharles from North Carolina

Dec 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by Keith27614 from North Carolina

Dec 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Dec 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by batt6343 from Texas

Jun 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.23 by foghornleghorn22 from Virginia

Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by MasterRigger from North Carolina

Apr 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.69 by Morockm from North Carolina

Feb 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Feb 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.56 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.23 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by vdub191 from Rhode Island

Jan 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.46 by BeerLover99 from Illinois

Jan 24, 2016
 
Rated: 2.97 by Jeff_whitman from Pennsylvania

Jan 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Jan 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by Bsanderson323 from North Carolina

Jan 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Jan 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.56 by jws7968 from Illinois

Jan 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jan 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by 13tido from North Carolina

Jan 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.17 by kmoen from California

Jan 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by LannahC from North Carolina

Jan 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Karibourgeois from Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Clear light brown pour with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly. Light malty aroma. Sweet taste that has flavors of caramel, bread, toasted malt and a touch of winter spices. Light bodied. A slight hop flavor comes out as the beer warms and the spices become a bit brighter. Moderately carbonated.
Jan 07, 2016
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Reviewed by bonterra69 from Texas

2.14/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
12 is bottle poured into a pint glass. Overall this was somewhat bland and disappointing. Appearance is very red and almost weak looking.
Heavy carbonation and fizzy in the mouth. Almost non-existent head. Aroma fairly flat bit a hint of orange. Tastes of Spices but non-descript. A bit sweet.
Jan 05, 2016
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours clear dark copper brown (SRM 18-19) with random carbonation throughout. A fizzy head is slightly off white and quickly dissipating, leaving no lacing on the Anderson Valley Can Glass.

The aroma is overdone with candied ginger, while faint orange marmalade lingers in a muddy profile.

Balanced slightly to the sweet side. Ginger and cinnamon stand out in a caramel backdrop. Warmth brings out slight plum flavors and a suggestion of nutmeg that builds into the finish. The finish is otherwise dominated by ginger, quite similar to ginger ale.

A medium body with exuberant carbonation and a satin texture. The alcohol is as expected, thought a bit astringent. Oddly, this all seems to work with the ginger.

This is a fine standard winter warmer, but nothing special. Perhaps it can be called a "snow-blower beer".
Jan 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.19 by EdgarGerik from Venezuela

Jan 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.43 by Beer_pirate from North Carolina

Dec 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.65 by brotherloco from California

Dec 29, 2015
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Rated by beerimthere from Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Good balance of spice not much orange flavor. I'm not usually a fan of beers with spice but this one is not overpowering.
Dec 28, 2015
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