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Buffalo Bill’s Brewery

Buffalo Bill’s Brewery
Winter Imperial Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Buffalo Bill’s Brewery
Winter Imperial Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
Amber color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of clementine, nut brittle, pine bark, and frosted almond scone with a round, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length peach marmalade on raisin toast finish. A gentle warming strong winter ale with easy citrusy fruit flavors.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: clementine, nut brittle, pine bark, and frosted almond scone
Taste Flavor: peach marmalade on raisin toast
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Fish & Chips, Cotswold
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A gentle warming strong winter ale with easy citrusy fruit flavors.

The Producer

Buffalo Bill's Brewery

The Producer
1082 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541-4108
USA
1 510-888-0695

Strong Ale

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Serve in a Snifter
Strong ales are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7-11.5%. These beers have a sweet malty palate and a notable degree of fruitiness. They may also feature medium-to-high hop bitterness tempering the overall sweet malt character. Beers in this category may commonly be referred to as old ales, stock ales or winter warmers, but this category may also expand beyond these styles. Strong ales are higher-alcohol versions of pale ales, but are not as robust or alcoholic as barley wines. These beers lend themselves to being cellared, and in some cases can develop complex sherry-like notes over time. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale and Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo.