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 > Avg
Bonfire AleFremont Brewing Company6.001593.76
FestivusFull Pint Brewing Company6.001593.63
Snow Melt Winter AleEast End Brewing Company7.001513.99
Winter WarmerThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works8.001483.75
BestefarHaandBryggeriet9.001473.92
Ill-Tempered GnomeOakshire Brewing6.801413.81
Slick Nick Winter AleSebago Brewing Company7.201403.6
Winter AleRivertown Brewery & Barrel House7.001403.65
Pike Auld Acquaintance Hoppy Holiday AlePike Brewing Company5.501343.7
Winter AleOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.301283.65
Pickled SantaRidgeway Brewing6.001283.36
Christkindl Winter WarmerChristian Moerlein Brewing Company6.951233.81
Winter Warmer LagerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.701233.74
Barrel Aged 12 Dogs Of ChristmasThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.001234.14
Great Lakes Winter AleGreat Lakes Brewery6.201223.62
Saranac Winter WassailMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.801223.15
DecoyCarton Brewing Company12.001194.05
Winter WarmerColumbus Brewing Company7.501133.83
Hoppy HolidazeMarin Brewing Company7.001093.57
Stegmaier Winter WarmerLion Brewery, Inc.7.801073.49
Rum Barrel Aged 4 ElfDark Horse Brewing Company8.751073.94
Wassail AleWoodstock Inn Brewery8.001053.58
25 DodiciBirra Del Borgo9.501043.72
Christmas AleWest Sixth Brewing Company9.001013.82
Old Bat RastardFreetail Brewing Company9.10973.78
Fa La La La LaDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom7.60923.81
Batch 666Appalachian Brewing Company7.70903.74
Iron DukeWellington County Brewery6.50893.95
Christmas AleOlde Hickory Brewery5.50873.54
Vinter VarmerLaurelwood Public House & Brewery6.40853.91
Diamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter AleDiamond Knot Brewery8.50853.71
Casco Bay Winter Ale (Old Port Ale)Casco Bay Brewing Co.7.30843.77
Cabin Fever Winter AleBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro8.50843.98
Rosey NoseyGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery5.00833.66
First FrostFullsteam Brewery8.80833.94
Winter AleTelegraph Brewing Company7.10813.8
Winter AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company8.00793.68
Ale MaryRCH Brewery6.00783.9
Gale's Christmas AleGeorge Gale & Company Ltd8.50773.51
Double Diamond Winter AleDick's Brewing Company7.50773.94
Jubilation AleBaird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom7.00763.65
Blitzen Holiday AleMaumee Bay Brewing Company7.70763.56
Brewer's Art St. Festivus Holiday AleThe Brewer's Art8.00763.97
3 ScroogesGriffin Claw Brewing Company6.50753.67
Frostnipper Winter WarmerAviator Brewing Company7.30733.7
Christmas AleShepherd Neame Ltd7.00713.44
Lead Dog Olde English AleYukon Brewing Company7.00704.04
Father John's Winter AleHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company7.00693.74
Adobe IglooSanta Fe Brewing Company6.00693.39
Holiday Cheers Winter Spice AleBig Rock Brewery6.00663.53
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