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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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Saranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.001663.19
He'Brew Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The BeerShmaltz Brewing Company8.001663.6
Dundee Festive AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.201623.52
Frosted Frog Christmas Ale - Barrel-AgedHoppin' Frog Brewery8.601593.86
Bonfire AleFremont Brewing Company6.001583.76
FestivusFull Pint Brewing Company6.001543.61
Snow Melt Winter AleEast End Brewing Company7.001473.99
BestefarHaandBryggeriet9.001453.88
Winter WarmerThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works8.001433.72
Winter AleRivertown Brewery & Barrel House7.001403.62
Slick Nick Winter AleSebago Brewing Company7.201363.58
Pike Auld Acquaintance Hoppy Holiday AlePike Brewing Company5.501333.66
Pickled SantaRidgeway Brewing6.001283.31
Oppigårds Winter AleOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.301273.64
Ill-Tempered GnomeOakshire Brewing6.801273.78
Christian Moerlein Christkindl Winter WarmerChristian Moerlein Brewing Company6.951233.78
Saranac Winter WassailMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.801223.13
Great Lakes Winter AleGreat Lakes Brewery6.201213.56
DecoyCarton Brewing Company12.001154.02
Winter WarmerColumbus Brewing Company7.501123.79
Barrel Aged 12 Dogs Of ChristmasThirsty Dog Brewing Company ? 1104.12
Hoppy HolidazeMarin Brewing Company7.001083.55
Stegmaier Winter WarmerLion Brewery, Inc.7.801073.49
Fuller's Old Winter AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.301063.89
Wassail AleWoodstock Inn Brewery8.001043.56
25 DodiciBirra Del Borgo9.501023.69
Christmas AleWest Sixth Brewing Company9.001003.79
Rum Barrel Aged 4 ElfDark Horse Brewing Company8.75993.94
Old Bat RastardFreetail Brewing Company9.10963.75
Batch 666Appalachian Brewing Company7.70903.71
Fa La La La LaDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom7.60893.8
Iron DukeWellington County Brewery6.50893.94
Old Friend Holiday AleIndeed Brewing Company7.00883.74
Christmas AleOlde Hickory Brewery5.50863.49
Vinter VarmerLaurelwood Public House & Brewery6.40853.89
Diamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter AleDiamond Knot Brewery8.50853.69
Casco Bay Winter Ale (Old Port Ale)Casco Bay Brewing Co.7.30843.75
Rosey NoseyGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery5.00833.64
First FrostFullsteam Brewery8.80833.9
Cabin Fever Winter AleBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro8.50823.97
Winter AleTelegraph Brewing Company7.10813.77
Winter AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.00793.66
Ale MaryRCH Brewery6.00783.86
Gale's Christmas AleGeorge Gale & Company Ltd8.50773.47
Double Diamond Winter AleDick's Brewing Company7.50773.91
Jubilation AleBaird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom7.00753.64
Brewer's Art St. Festivus Holiday AleThe Brewer's Art8.00743.95
3 ScroogesGriffin Claw Brewing Company6.50733.67
Blitzen Holiday AleMaumee Bay Brewing Company7.70733.52
Frostnipper Winter WarmerAviator Brewing Company7.30723.69
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