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

Red Nose Winter AleRed Nose Winter Ale
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Style:
Winter Warmer
Ranked #245
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #44,115
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 13.09%
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
191
From:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  33
SCORE
82
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Reviews by KajII:
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KajII from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

The pour was a murky medium brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown fizzy head that rapidly receded, down to a very thin fizzy film and small collar with poor lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, light citrus hops and a musty yeast with notes of caramel, a light chocolate presence, coriander, ginger, citrus (orange peel) and a hint of cinnamon.

The taste was malty sweet and a tad acidic with a hint of caramel and a very light touch of chocolate at first, and then became a bit yeasty and slightly bitter sweet with a nice spicy citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a lightly spicy citrus taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was just above light in body with a watery, dry texture and a fizzy carbonation.

Overall this was a brew with a lot of flavor and a bold carbonation. What I really liked was the well rounded spicy ending which allowed the cinnamon to shine right at the finish, making this a smooth and tasty Winter Warmer with a really good drinkability...

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Mar 26, 2013
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JeffKowalek from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 26, 2015
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Ace_walker from North Carolina

3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 17, 2015
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RockyM72 from Florida

3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jan 25, 2018
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Goatdavemac from North Carolina

3.24/5  rDev -9.7%

Nov 29, 2014
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cantal from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%

Nov 22, 2014
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greeniedgator from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 11, 2015
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Cbbuzz1 from North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%

Nov 06, 2014
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sisterofba from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 27, 2017
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Irwinnelson from New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Dec 03, 2014
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MasterRigger from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apr 02, 2016
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NCMatt from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 24, 2014
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Jimlikesbeer from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

Natty Greene's Red Nose Winter Ale is better than I expected. First taste was Christmas Tree, but in a good way. Loved the favors, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger; reminding me of Moravian Christmas cookies. Good head on the pour, from a 12oz bottle, but disappeared quickly, as did the beer. Must have been thirsty. If you're looking for a Winter/Christmas Ale, got to try this one.

Nov 26, 2014
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jws7968 from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 13, 2016
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Keith27614 from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 14, 2016
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bb-magic from Florida

3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 27, 2015
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LannahC from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 09, 2016
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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
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 09, 2015
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13tido from North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 10, 2016
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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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EdgarGerik from Venezuela

4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jan 02, 2016
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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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Pranksterbeer from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 12, 2015
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Bsanderson323 from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jan 17, 2016
Red Nose Winter Ale from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 191 ratings