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Stanley Park Brewing

Stanley Park Brewing
"Ice Breaker" Winter Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Stanley Park Brewing
"Ice Breaker" Winter Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
Nearly opaque dark medium brown color. Lively, fruity aromas of toasted fruitcake and toffee with a silky, flat, fizzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length circus peanut, chocolate cherry bon bon, mocha phosphate, and delicate spice finish. A very tasty and comforting winter ale with lots of fruitiness and little spice.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty, rich & heavy, smooth & mild & sweet & fruity
Aroma Aroma: toasted fruitcake and toffee
Taste Flavor: circus peanut, chocolate cherry bon bon, mocha phosphate, and delicate spice
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Teriyaki, Mole Chicken, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty and comforting winter ale with lots of fruitiness and little spice.
The Producer

Stanley Park Brewing

The Producer
465 Fraser View Place
Vancouver, BC V5T 4T5
Canada
Winter Ale
Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
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.