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:
#44,509
Reviews:
655
Ratings:
1,565
pDev:
20%
Bros Score:
2.02
 
 
Wants:
13
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276
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Photo of Kurzman
3.38/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Redrover
3.56/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 6 pack of this as part of a large beer run I made at Woodmans. $6.99 per sixer.


From a longneck into a glass, the beer is amber with a light beige head.

It has an aroma of grains cinnamon and nutmeg.

The spices are evident in the taste but are not assertive or overpowering. There is a cracker like taste from the malts, a bit of red apple and then the cinnamon and if you look really hard nutmeg. There is a quick hit of dried fruit and the beer is slightly sweet.

The mouth is medium and active carbonation that could be dialed back a notch.

Not a bad change of pace winter beer. I could see myself buying a six pack every holiday season.

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Photo of jgiordano88
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Turbo
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.35/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottvanbelois
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.18/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Choppin-Banana
3.29/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice winter beer to drink sitting by the fire

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Photo of Diura
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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Photo of TheGent
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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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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

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Harpoon Winter Warmer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 1,565 ratings
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