Winter Warmer

These malty, sweet offerings tend to be a favorite winter seasonal. A big malt presence, both in flavor and body, leads the way. The color of this style ranges from brownish reds to nearly pitch black. Hop bitterness is generally low and balanced, but hop character can be pronounced in the aroma. Alcohol warmth is not uncommon. Many English versions contain no spices, though some brewers of spiced seasonal ales will slap "Winter Warmer" on the label. Those that are spiced, tend to follow the "wassail" tradition of blending robust ales with some combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and the like before hops became the chief "spice" in beer. American varieties many have a larger presence of hops both in bitterness and flavor.

ABV: 5.5–8.0% | IBU: 35–50 | Glassware: Goblet (or Chalice)

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.903,7513.8
Christmas AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503,2043.97
JubelaleDeschutes Brewery6.702,8783.95
Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)6.002,3103.69
Winter Solstice Seasonal AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.901,8713.9
Winter WarmerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.901,6053.24
Fireside Chat21st Amendment Brewery7.901,3403.56
Christmas AleBreckenridge Brewery7.101,1493.53
BrrrWidmer Brothers Brewing Company7.209693.8
Redhook WinterhookRedhook Ale Brewery6.009533.62
Nutcracker Winter Warmer AleBoulevard Brewing Co.7.809283.75
Full Sail WassailFull Sail Brewing Company7.208773.84
Snow CapPyramid Breweries, Inc.7.008763.55
4 ElfDark Horse Brewing Company8.758503.83
K-9 Winter AleFlying Dog Brewery7.408493.37
Odell Isolation AleOdell Brewing Company6.008343.93
Sweetwater Festive AleSweetWater Brewing Company7.708253.84
Cold MountainHighland Brewing5.808124.04
12 Dogs Of Christmas AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company8.307773.99
Winter AleSummit Brewing Company6.105943.75
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Widmer Brothers Brewing Company9.405893.64
PreludeShipyard Brewing Company6.705843.77
BiFrostElysian Brewing Company8.305753.71
Never Summer AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.505733.62
Christmas AleThe Schlafly Tap Room8.005643.73
Powder Hound Winter AleBig Sky Brewing Company7.205433.64
WinterbraunLost Coast Brewery and Cafe8.004493.75
Christmas AleSly Fox Brewing Company6.504333.71
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.504264.12
Frosted Frog Christmas AleHoppin' Frog Brewery8.604203.78
Bah Humbug! Christmas Cheer! AleWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003783.52
Cabin Fever AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.303463.87
Mogul Madness AleRogue Ales6.603373.75
God JulNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.503354.1
Lions Winter AleGranville Island Brewery5.502663.79
St. Peter's Winter AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd6.502633.92
Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S8.502623.96
Young's Winter WarmerWells & Young's Ltd5.002443.54
Winter WarmerRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.502403.76
Winter ShredderCisco Brewers Inc.8.802343.38
Stir CrazyIndeed Brewing Company6.502333.86
Winter AleFremont Brewing Company8.002103.87
The First Snow AleRJ Rockers Brewing Company6.002003.63
Red Nose Winter AleNatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.6.801913.59
Fish Tale WinterfishFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub7.501843.76
He'Brew Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The BeerShmaltz Brewing Company8.001713.61
Frosted Frog Christmas Ale - Barrel-AgedHoppin' Frog Brewery8.601663.89
Saranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.001663.2
Dundee Festive AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.201623.53
Our Special Ale 2018 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Anchor Brewing Company6.901603.88
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