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Lancaster Brewing Company

Lancaster Brewing Company
Winter Warmer

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.9%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Lancaster Brewing Company
Winter Warmer

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.9%
Minutely hazy bronze color. Delicate, attractive aromas and flavors of caramelized fruits, ginger snaps, spiced nuts, and tamarind with a silky, crisp, bubbly, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-length toasted spice cake, peppercorn muffin, peppered kale, and minerals finish. A nice delicately spicy winter ale with great balance and range of flavor.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: caramelized fruits, ginger snaps, spiced nuts, and tamarind
Taste Flavor: toasted spice cake, peppercorn muffin, peppered kale, and minerals
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food or on its own
Recipes Pairing: Duck Rilettes With A Cherry Jelly, Beef Stroganoff, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice delicately spicy winter ale with great balance and range of flavor.

The Producer

Lancaster Brewing Co.

The Producer
302-304 N Plum St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
USA
1 717-391-6258

Winter Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Winter ales are deep golden to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 5.5-9%. Beers in this category can be unspiced, though a majority of these beers feature a wide variety of seasonal spices. True to their name, these beers are commonly brewed in the winter and often feature cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and all spice in their flavor profiles. Better examples of this style feature a balance between added spices, hops, malt and alcohol. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale and Deschutes Jubelale.