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Harpoon Winter Warmer | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
When you bring a glass of this dark copper ale to your lips to take your first sip you will notice the aroma of cinnamon. There is no aromatic hop added that might overpower the distinct spice scent. The medium body of this beer is formed from caramel and pale malts. These create enough body to support the spices without making the beer excessively rich. Bittering hops are added to counter the sweetness of the malt and spice. The finish of the beer is a blend of cinnamon and nutmeg. The combination of these two spices results in a balanced, pumpkin-pie flavor.

22 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,122
Reviews:
654
Ratings:
1,557
pDev:
20.31%
Bros Score:
2.02
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
269
Trade:
1
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3.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of skywizzard
3.93/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
3.15/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hughesm12
3.98/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elamb106
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pnotuner
4.97/5  rDev +55.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing find. Nice creamy Porter with a sweet spicy coolness. Pulled from the bottle just out of the fridge. It might be my favorite ever.

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.4/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

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Photo of Gajo74
3.83/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber/ruby red color. A nice moderate sudsy off white head retains well and forms a collar and scattered lacing.
In the aroma there is a nice assortment of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg accompanied by hints of Christmas fruit cake, cherry and citrus fruit. The malt also comes through and is nutty and biscuity.
The taste reveals a malt forward drink that has a doughy and bready texture. The spices work harmoniously with the malt. They also balance out the malt sweetness in lieu of the hops. The finish is fruity, citrusy, slighly spicy and semi dry.
The mouth feel is medium bodied, sweet and spicy, moderately carbonated and easy to drink. There is no detectable presence of alcohol and no alcohol warming.
Although perhaps a bit light bodied and low alcoholic for the style, I nevertheless enjoyed it.

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Photo of williahd
3.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eluvah
3.53/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lastmango
3.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a beautiful clear reddish brown color with a frothy two finger tan head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is a bit fruity and spicy. The taste was malt forward with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg in the background. Just touch of hop bitterness on the tail. there is not much complexity for this winter warmer. Light carbonation and a rather thin-medium feel drags this down a little. This brew is also a bit too watery.

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Photo of OzmanBey
4.75/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I enjoyed this beer very much, the cinnamon and nutmeg went together nicely, one didn't dominate the other, it's a nice crowed pleaser.

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a clear mug, the appearance was a copper to dark amber/brown color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that glistened before gently sliding off. Sticky speckled lace.
The aroma had some cinnamon, allspice, ginger, dark bread, some milk chocolate, nutmeg, butterscotch, and a little bit of earthy spice even lighter in the background.
The flavor was moderately spicy with a gentle sweetness coming about. Light aftertaste of a blend between chocolate, butterscotch and nutmeg.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it due to the spices becoming non-distracting. Carbonation felt on par. Finishes slightly spicy with a little bit of malt.
Overall, works for me as a winter warmer, I'd have again.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.24/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IBUBrew
3.15/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Try-em-all
3.58/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

NOTE: Don't make the mistake I made by drinking a winter beer in April. IDIOT!

Dark Cinnamon, dark numeg, dark sugars and dark fruit are all a part of this. Of yeaeh, it looks dark, too with a copper color; two finger head that sticks around a few minutes. Malty taste, touch of tart, but you certainly have cinnamona nd nutmeg as a take away. Not too much hoops are bitterness with medium body. I should have drink this when it was cold out, shame on me.

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3.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.4/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

S: cinnamon and nutmeg joined by dark sugars and dark dried fruit.

L: brilliant copper brown filled with slowly rising bubbles under a 1/2" off-white foam cap with moderate retention.

T: malty, slightly sweet with a hint of tartness and a dash of dark dried fruit. Cinnamon and Nutmeg dominate the palate, especially on the finish where they give the beer a spicy astringency. Hop flavors and bitterness are low. There is some butterscotch to caramel in he background.

F: medium full bodied and the carbonation is medium low.

O: I don't like this beer. It is a little weak for a winter warmer. The intensity of cinnamon and nutmeg is off putting and the beer cries out for something to balance the added spices. It might do better with either less spice or more alcohol and malt with some added hop bitterness to balance the extra malt sweetness. I find it barely drinkable

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2.71/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.21/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a medium/dark amber producing 2+ fingers of beige, somewhat lasting, frothy head that leaves a wash of stringy lace. Aroma is caramel & dark bready malt, roast, nuts, cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg. Taste is spicy & heavy to cinnamon & ginger with sweet caramel & toasted malt, dark bread, hints of roasted nuts, orange & herbal hops in the finish. A spicy & lightly roasted, bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation, prickly with peppery spice.

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Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nolster
2.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Harpoon Winter Warmer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 1,557 ratings
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