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 #240
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #41,940
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 13.09%
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
191
From:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  2
Gots
  33
SCORE
82
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Reviews by dbrauneis:
Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy mahogany in color with some ruby red highlights and light amounts of gentle visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dark beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very thin film with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruit malt sweetness with some moderate amounts of spice aromas - cinnamon, ginger, and light amounts of nutmeg.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark fruit malt sweetness with just a touch of roasted malts. There is a solid spice component to the flavor of this beer with cinnamon and ginger featuring and a lighter amount of nutmeg - there is also a very light note of brown sugar and cocoa.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light notes of alcohol heat in the finish.

O: This is an enjoyable beer and a nice example of a winter warmer - though there is a little too much spicing for this to be sessionable or a regularly drinker for me.

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

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

Photo of RockyM72
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of cantal
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Photo of Cbbuzz1
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%

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

Photo of Irwinnelson
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

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

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
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.

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Photo of jws7968
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keith27614
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of pjohnsonglu
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.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 13tido
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerimthere
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.

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

Photo of bonterra69
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.

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

Photo of Bsanderson323
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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