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 Avg Ratings > Bros
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.903.83,62390
Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.913,06791
JubelaleDeschutes Brewery6.703.942,74197
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)6.003.652,20283
Winter Solstice Seasonal AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.903.861,80694
Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.181,54050
Fireside Chat21st Amendment Brewery7.903.431,27180
Christmas AleBreckenridge Brewery7.103.51,08183
BrrrWidmer Brothers Brewing Company7.203.8196490
Redhook WinterhookRedhook Ale Brewery6.003.5794394
Nutcracker AleBoulevard Brewing Co.7.803.7889687
Snow CapPyramid Breweries, Inc.7.003.5386883
Full Sail WassailFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub7.203.8286794
Dark Horse 4 ElfDark Horse Brewing Company8.753.87826-
K-9 Winter AleFlying Dog Brewery7.403.3380767
Sweetwater Festive AleSweetWater Brewing Company7.703.8180585
Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Brewing5.804777-
Odell Isolation AleOdell Brewing Company6.003.89777100
12 Dogs Of Christmas AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company8.303.8873992
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Widmer Brothers Brewing Company9.403.5758180
Summit Winter AleSummit Brewing Company6.103.7257384
Never Summer AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.503.62572-
Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Brewing Co.6.703.7857098
Schlafly Christmas AleThe Schlafly Tap Room8.003.71542-
Powder Hound Winter AleBig Sky Brewing Company7.203.62527-
BiFrostElysian Brewing Company8.303.73507-
Ebenezer AleBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub6.403.63443-
WinterbraunLost Coast Brewery and Cafe8.003.74439-
Christmas AleSly Fox Brewing Company6.503.75418-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.504.08407-
Our Special Ale 2015 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Anchor Brewing Company5.503.82406-
Frosted Frog Christmas AleHoppin' Frog Brewery8.603.72406-
Bah HumbugWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003.51373-
Mogul Madness AleRogue Ales6.603.75335-
God JulNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.504.0933397
Cabin Fever AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.303.8333192
St. Peter's Winter AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd6.503.926091
Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.503.95250-
Lions Winter AleGranville Island Brewery5.503.7246-
Young's Winter WarmerWells & Young's Ltd5.003.5324373
Winter ShredderCisco Brewers Inc.8.803.4722885
Stir CrazyIndeed Brewing Company6.503.78216-
Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.72215-
Our Special Ale 2016 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Anchor Brewing Company6.503.98206-
Hitachino Nest Celebration AleKiuchi Brewery9.004.04202-
The First Snow AleRJ Rockers Brewing Company6.003.6519886
Red Nose Winter AleNatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.6.803.65183-
Winter AleFremont Brewing Company8.003.8417985
Fish Tale WinterfishFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub7.503.817384
Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas AleMaritime Pacific Brewing Company8.003.78166-
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