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Winter Warmer

These malty sweet offerings tend to be a favorite winter seasonal. Big malt presence, both in flavor and body. The color ranges from brownish reds to nearly pitch black. Hop bitterness is generally low, leveled and balanced, but hop character can be pronounced. Alcohol warmth is not uncommon.

Many English versions contain no spices, though some brewers of spiced winter seasonal ales will slap "Winter Warmer" on the label. Those that are spiced, tend to follow the "wassail" tradition of blending robust ales with mixed spices, before hops became the chief "spice" in beer. American varieties many have a larger presences of hops both in bitterness and flavor.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 5.5-8.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.903,6673.77
Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503,1183.95
JubelaleDeschutes Brewery6.702,7993.93
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)6.002,2313.67
Winter Solstice Seasonal AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.901,8183.87
Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.901,5563.2
Fireside Chat21st Amendment Brewery7.901,3053.51
Christmas AleBreckenridge Brewery7.101,1013.51
BrrrWidmer Brothers Brewing Company7.209663.77
Redhook WinterhookRedhook Ale Brewery6.009443.58
Nutcracker Winter Warmer AleBoulevard Brewing Co.7.809073.73
Full Sail WassailFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub7.208713.82
Snow CapPyramid Breweries, Inc.7.008703.51
Dark Horse 4 ElfDark Horse Brewing Company8.758323.8
K-9 Winter AleFlying Dog Brewery7.408213.35
Sweetwater Festive AleSweetWater Brewing Company7.708113.82
Odell Isolation AleOdell Brewing Company6.007933.92
Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Brewing5.807874.01
12 Dogs Of Christmas AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company8.307483.96
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Widmer Brothers Brewing Company9.405853.61
Summit Winter AleSummit Brewing Company6.105793.73
Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Brewing Co.6.705753.76
Never Summer AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.505723.6
Schlafly Christmas AleThe Schlafly Tap Room8.005493.69
Powder Hound Winter AleBig Sky Brewing Company7.205313.62
BiFrostElysian Brewing Company8.305233.69
Ebenezer AleBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub6.404453.64
WinterbraunLost Coast Brewery and Cafe8.004443.72
Christmas AleSly Fox Brewing Company6.504203.68
Frosted Frog Christmas AleHoppin' Frog Brewery8.604113.74
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.504114.08
Bah Humbug! Christmas Cheer! AleWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003753.5
Mogul Madness AleRogue Ales6.603353.7
Cabin Fever AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.303343.84
God JulNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.503344.08
St. Peter's Winter AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd6.502623.9
Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.502543.93
Lions Winter AleGranville Island Brewery5.502513.75
Young's Winter WarmerWells & Young's Ltd5.002433.53
Winter ShredderCisco Brewers Inc.8.802313.31
Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.502223.74
Stir CrazyIndeed Brewing Company6.502183.86
Hitachino Nest Celebration AleKiuchi Brewery9.002024.04
The First Snow AleRJ Rockers Brewing Company6.001983.61
Winter AleFremont Brewing Company8.001913.84
Red Nose Winter AleNatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.6.801853.59
Fish Tale WinterfishFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub7.501753.74
Saranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.001663.19
Dundee Festive AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.201623.52
He'Brew Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The BeerShmaltz Brewing Company8.001583.59
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