Winter Warmer | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Texas, United States
rahrbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-18-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,455
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
227
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, unknown freshness date. This pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. The smell is higher on caramel and toffee than some, good stuff. The feel is medium. The taste is pretty good, lots of caramel, some toffee, nuts, spices, not bad.

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good taste for an 8.5abv beer .Has a citrus note through the dark rich flavor.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, This beer poured a black color with a tan 2-finger head. Malty overtones are in the overall scent of this beer and the roasted malt flavor really warms a body up on a cold december night.The mouthfeel of this beer is slightly heavy which adds to the overall warming factor. This beer is definatly worth the trip to the store and will keep many a winter chill away.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Deep, dark brown with a short lived beige head and nice lacing. Fragrant cinnamon spice and dark berry smell. Chocolate taste with cinnamon and molasses. Not overly sweet. Good beer!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a standard Foothills pint glass.

Pours a deep russet hue with a cola-colored core that lets in ruby red highlights at the edges. A fleeting, crackling, custard head drops to a thin sheet of tiny bubbles, but retains fairly well. Toasted chocolate and toffee malt dominate the aroma, with a backdrop of raisin, fig, and other dark fruits. The hops are a bit muted, but leafy with hints of earth.

I remember not liking this beer as much when I tried it on-tap, but the flavor profile is quite good out of the bottle. Dusty chocolate intermixes with holiday spices and raw, leafy hop notes. Alcoholic warmth and toasted, nutty malts hit the back of the palate. A bit unbalanced towards the finish, but this is a damn tasty winter warmer. Mouthfeel is crisp and highly carbonated, with a drying finish that thins out an otherwise medium body. Good beer, and a candidate for aging -- I could see myself enjoying this beer even more after a few years in the cellar to allow the hops and booziness to mellow just a bit. Well done, Rahr & Sons.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass.

The beer didn't leave that much head as it finished its pour and only left a little lacing on the glass. Color is very dark, almost black, kind of a thin looking body.

Taste and smell are a nutty choclaty flavor with some residual sweetness mixed in. It actually tastes very similar to a Sam Adam's Black Lager with just more sweetness. Mouthfeel isn't bad, but could use just a tad more body.

This is a fairly tasty winter warmer from Rahr and Sons. Not the best brew they have, but certainly not bad. Also, the alcholol content of this beer is damn strong, so it really warms you up fast!

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Winter Warmer from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 227 ratings
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