Harpoon Winter Warmer | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon Winter Warmer
BA SCORE
20.8%
Liked This Beer
3.2 w/ 1,542 ratings
Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon Winter Warmer
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:
#42,963
Reviews:
651
Ratings:
1,542
Liked:
321
Avg:
3.2/5
pDev:
20%
Alströms:
2.02
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
261
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of craigferraro
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buddance
3.54/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of skierson1
4.55/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of beertraveler08
2.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of georgeblazer
2.49/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
2.8/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.34/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Reddish brown with a light tan head with a mild 1/5" ring. The aroma is all holiday spice rack.

Even worse is the amount of holiday spice rack in the taste. All in. Totally envelopes a thin brown malt base. Kind of a wreck in that regard.

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

Photo of Shellynix
2.48/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.17/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.06/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Jack_Frost79
2.65/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of frankl7478
3.24/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PSanger
2.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Didn't dislike it as much as everyone else. It was just to sweet

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Photo of mynie
4.02/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Harpoon: What Fancy Beer Was Like 20 Years Ago.

I kid, I kid. And I try to appreciate every beer for what its makers intended it to be, regardless of the vagaries of hyper contemporary tastes.

This pours pleasantly filtered, dark amber with a nice and retentive white head. Smells very strongly of cinnamon in a manner that is surprisingly not gimmicky or weird. I've come across many other beers that have tried this--a shocking number of mediocre brewpubs produce something that has the word "gingerbread" in its name--but none have ever pulled it off so well. It's hardly game changing, but it's nice.

Tastes like a 90s warmer, and I think you kids should thank god you're living in 2016, and you don't have to wait until the Holidays to try something semi-interesting. This is straightforward, malty and spicy and full throughout with zero off nodes. I probably wouldn't be able to blindly distinguish it from Sam Adams Winter, or even Anchor's Very Special Ale, but the fact that it can be listed against those venerable classics means it is at least due some respect.

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Photo of brett606
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hattrick95
4.33/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bsanderson323
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drunkie
2.11/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very cloudy red color with a small foamy head. Head retention is non-existent. Lacing is mild. Has a cinnamon and nutmeg aroma with a hint of bourbon. Cinnamon and nutmeg predominate the taste as well. Mildly creamy taste but more spicy than anything else. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Mtrich08
3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gmoody
3.12/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MidloRapid
3.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Harpoon Winter Warmer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 20.8% out of 100 with 1,542 ratings
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