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November 2021 - 2021 Winter Beer Review

November 2021 - 2021 Winter Beer Review
Here are the results for the 2021 Winter Beer Review.

2021 Winter Beer Review Reviews

Fremont Brewing Head Full Of Dynomite Hazy IPA V.33
98 points
A balanced, sumptuous Hazy IPA.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Platinum Medal - 2022 Best American Style IPA & Best of Show
Fremont Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout
97 points
Great flavor integration and length; drink this.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Platinum Medal - Best Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Fremont Brewing 2021 Spice Wars Edition Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout
96 points
A colossal, velvety Barrel Aged Imperial Stout for palate pampering.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal
Fremont Brewing 2020 B-Bomb Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Winter Ale
96 points
Finesse and elegance. Try this Wood Aged Ale with exceptional integration of oak and malt.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Platinum Medal - Best Wood Aged Ale
Hop Haus Brewing Company Plaid Panther Scotch Ale
96 points
A rich sweater weather Scottish Style Ale that's perfect for malt enthusiasts.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Platinum Medal - Best Scottish Style Ale
Fremont Brewing Lush IPA
95 points
Elegant, floral hop character delights in this sophisticated IPA.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal
Great Divide Brewing Co. Yeti Imperial Stout
94 points
A rich and regal old school Russian imperial stout that eschews the overt barrel-aged notes in favor of roasted, chocolatey malt.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Imperial Stout
Pagosa Brewing Company Classic Czech Pilsner
94 points
A hop-forward, balanced and malty Pilsner for full-flavor lovers.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Pilsner
Pagosa Brewing Company Soakers Stout
94 points
a delightful acid edge adds depth and balance to this terrific example of the style
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Export Stout
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Alcohol Free Lager
94 points
A rock-solid N/A Beer that delivers the crisp clean flavor of your favorite everyday lager.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Non Alcoholic Beer
Burleigh Brewing Co. Japan Black Beer
93 points
An unabashedly complex black lager with an easy drinking appeal.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Black Beer
Elsewhere Brewing Company Zicke Zacke Octoberfest
93 points
om josh@elsewherebrewing.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Marzen
Fremont Brewing Golden Pilsner
93 points
A fruity Pilsner with big aromatics.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Shortfuse Brewing Tropical Hurt Locker Fruited Sour Ale
93 points
A natural, deliciously balanced raspberry sour to share.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Sour Ale
Eight & Sand Beer Company Somethin Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Cream Ale
92 points
A decadent holiday flavored Ale that delivers delicious dessert-like flavors in balanced, not-too-sweet package.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Herb Spice Beer
El Segundo Brewing Co. Aileron Saison
92 points
Rich flavor in an easy-drinking package.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Saison
El Segundo Brewing Co. Mayberry American Style IPA
92 points
A bold, bitter and balanced modern AIPA that satisfies.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Elsewhere Brewing Company Viridity American Style IPA
92 points
om josh@elsewherebrewing.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Fractal Brewing Project Guava Mango Fruited Sour
92 points
Exceptional
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Ghostfish Brewing Company Ghostfish Kick Step Gluten Free IPA
92 points
Fresh fruity hops and chewy finish make this a knock out gluten free Pale Ale that delivers all the body and American hops you want.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Gluten Free Ale
Great Central Brewing Company Weizenbock
92 points
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Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Weizen Bock
Great Central Brewing Company Dunkel Dark Lager
92 points
om/ mlent@greatcentralbrewing.c
Awards: 'Best Dark Lagers'
Laughing Dog Brewing Bulldog Brown English Style Ale
92 points
Exceptional
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best English Style Brown Ale
Lift Bridge Beer Company Juice-Z New England Style IPA
92 points
A solid NEIPA that's balanced and approachable.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best New England Style IPA
Pagosa Brewing Company Great Pumpkin Specialty Ale
92 points
A great English Brown Ale accented by warm seasonal flavors.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Specialty Ale
Whalers Brewing Company Rise American Style Pale Ale
92 points
A satisfying, round hazy APA with plenty of complex nuances.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best American Style Pale Ale
4 By 4 Brewing Company OZapft Is! Marzen
91 points
A toasty, welcoming Marzen.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
4 By 4 Brewing Company Mexican Pale Lager
91 points
A malty lager with a bitter edge; an easy lawnmower.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Mexican Style Lager
El Segundo Brewing Co. Station No. 1 American Style Red Ale
91 points
A malty Brown Ale that delivers great lifted balance and flavor.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best American Style Brown Ale
Fremont Brewing Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout
91 points
A rich, malty beer that leads with a silky-sweet nose and finishes with pleasingly dry and bitter length.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Oatmeal Stout
Holzlager Brewing Company Blueberry Hard Seltzer
91 points
Pure fruit flavors and just a hint of fruity sweetness make this a super refreshing, crowdpleasing seltzer.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Hard Seltzer
Humble Sea Brewing Company ReJoyce Solera Saison
91 points
Exceptional
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Tsingtao Brewing Co. English Style IPA
91 points
Classic English IPA flavor.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best English Style IPA
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Paupack Cream Ale
91 points
A tasty Cream Ale with a delicately fruity nose.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Cream Ale
Church Street Brewing Company Sour Ale with Blueberry and Vanilla
90 points
om chuck@churchstreetbrew.c
El Segundo Brewing Co. Steve Austins Broken Skull American Style Lager
90 points
A full-bodied, round and pleasing lager that satisfies.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best American Style Lager
Elmhurst Brewing Company The Schwartz Schwarzbier
90 points
A roasty black beer that nails the style.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Elsewhere Brewing Company Gest Dark Lager
90 points
om josh@elsewherebrewing.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Ghostfish Brewing Company Ghostfish Shrouded Summit Belgian White Gluten Free Ale
90 points
A rock-solid gluten-free Wit-style beer that delivers body and flavor.
Hop Haus Brewing Company Hashtag Hazy IPA
90 points
A fresh and juicy NEIPA that hits the spot.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Humble Sea Brewing Company Penelope Pilsner
90 points
Exceptional
Lift Bridge Brewery Getaway Pilsner
90 points
A pillowy, refreshing, clean pilsner that satisfies.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Ravinia Brewing Food Truck Pilsner
90 points
A crisp, lightly fruity, well balanced pilsner with a fun dash of stone fruit-like nuance.
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Amber Lager
90 points
A delicious, spot-on, autumnal amber lager with great flavor and style.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Amber Lager
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Hawley Hefeweizen
90 points
A delightfully flavorful, fruit forward and well balanced Hefe that is a pleasure to drink.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Hefeweizen
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Black Diamond Schwarzbier
90 points
A smooth and crushable, stout-like dark lager with subtlety and wide appeal.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Whalers Brewing Company Drift Cucumber-Lime Hard Seltzer
90 points
A bright, lemony crusher. Great for mowing the lawn, even better for watching somebody else do it.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Burleigh Brewing Co. Sublime Mexican Pale Lager
89 points
A citrusy, shandy-like lager for daytime sessions.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
El Segundo Brewing Co. Casa Azul Amber Lager
89 points
A very light, sessionable Amber Lager.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Fusion Brewing Sativa Gose Ale
89 points
Highly Recommended
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Gose
Ghostfish Brewing Company Ghostfish Watchstander Stout Gluten Free Ale
89 points
A light but malt dark Gluten-free Ale for festive nightcaps.
Great Central Brewing Company Helles Munich
89 points
om/ mlent@greatcentralbrewing.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Great Central Brewing Company Pilsner
89 points
om/ mlent@greatcentralbrewing.c
Great Divide Brewing Co. Hazy New England Style IPA
89 points
This IPA really delivers the juice in a vibrant and well balanced package.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Humble Sea Brewing Company Authentic DDH Munich Helles
89 points
Highly Recommended
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Munich Helles
Humble Sea Brewing Company Socks And Sandals New England Style IPA
89 points
Highly Recommended
Laughing Dog Brewing Dog House Doppelbock
89 points
Highly Recommended
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Doppelbock
Lift Bridge Brewery The Warden Vanilla Milk Stout
89 points
om ChristinaU@LiftBridgeBrewery.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best American Style Stout
The Guardian Brewing Co. The 765 Pale Lager
89 points
om/ friends@TheGuardianBrewingCo.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Pale Lager
Brewhouse And Kitchen Staycation Tropical Double IPA
88 points
om/ pete@brewhouseandkitchen.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Burleigh Brewing Co. Blonde Bier Garden
88 points
A crisp, clean, easy-drinking Helles the wets the whistle; have a couple.
Crystal Lake Brewing Too Much Cologne Kolsch
88 points
om ryan@crystallakebrew.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Kolsch
Dokkaebier Yuza Blonde Ale
88 points
Highly Recommended
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Eight & Sand Beer Company Coffee Porter
88 points
The coffee dominates, unapologetically so, but it all leads to an excellent coffee beer that drinks with ease.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Specialty Porter
Eight & Sand Beer Company Sand & Tide Lemon Gose
88 points
A tasty, high impact Gose with a delicious finish; have more than one!
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
El Segundo Brewing Co. Hammerland DIPA
88 points
A full-flavor, full-bodied IIPA that maintains balance and liveliness.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Imperial IPA
Elmhurst Brewing Company Oktoberfest Marzen Lager
88 points
A malty and balanced Marzen with character for days.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Great Divide Brewing Co. Wild Raspberry Amber Ale
88 points
Natural raspberry flavors in a dry, sessionable beer.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Fruit Beer
Laughing Dog Brewing Inland Empire Amber Ale
88 points
Highly Recommended
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships - Best Amber Ale
Lift Bridge Beer Company Hop Dish American Style IPA
88 points
om ChristinaU@LiftBridgeBrewery.c
Mankato Brewery Mad Butcher IPA
88 points
A chewy, bold IPA that will work well with food.
Port O’Pints Brewing Co. 11-Bravo English Style IPA
88 points
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Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
The Guardian Brewing Co. Neon Viking Cloudberry & Apricot Sour Ale
88 points
om/ friends@TheGuardianBrewingCo.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Wild Ale
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Wheat Beer
88 points
A refreshing and quenching wheat ale pleaser.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Wheat Ale
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Tsingtao Rose Flavored Wheat Beer
88 points
A creamy, fruity Wheat Beer that's not too sweet yet offers delightful dessert-like flavors.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Flavored Wheat Beer
Wild Heaven Beer Euro-Style Pilsner
88 points
A new school hopped pilsner with big tropical notes.
Brewhouse And Kitchen Bambi Imperial Stout
87 points
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Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Burleigh Brewing Co. Bighead No-Carb Reduced Calorie Lager
87 points
A light, savory lager in the easiest-drinking style.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Reduced Calorie Lager
Eight & Sand Beer Company IPA No. 2 New England Style IPA
87 points
A juicy, balanced and crushable NEIPA.
El Segundo Brewing Co. Old Jetty American Barleywine aged in Bourbon Barrels
87 points
A warming Barrel Aged Barleywine with layers of toasty, caramelly, fruity flavors.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Barrel Aged Ale
El Segundo Brewing Co. Fount It West Coast American Style IPA
87 points
A lifted and bright AIPA with instantly appealing tropical aromas and an easy-drinking style.
Elsewhere Brewing Company Proletarian Industrial Pilsner
87 points
om josh@elsewherebrewing.c
Ghostfish Brewing Company Ghostfish Meteor Shower Blonde Gluten Free Ale
87 points
Clean, light gluten-free ale with a gentle perfume and a light touch of fruit on the finish
Humble Sea Brewing Company Foggy DIPA
87 points
Highly Recommended
Kanavan Panimo Sulku Pils
87 points
A fruity, bitter Pilsner that doesn't take itself too seriously.
Laughing Dog Brewing Pawprint Pilsner
87 points
Highly Recommended
Lift Bridge Brewery Mango Blonde
87 points
om ChristinaU@LiftBridgeBrewery.c
Lift Bridge Brewery Farm Girl Belgian Style Golden Ale
87 points
A round, balanced and complex Belgian Style Golden Ale that's sure to please.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Belgian Style Golden Ale
Pagosa Brewing Company Pa Gose
87 points
A refreshing Gose with a clean, balanced finish; a less aggressive style that's big on drinkability.
Port O’Pints Brewing Co. Agate Ale
87 points
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Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Shortfuse Brewing Dark Gourd Pumpkin-Spiced Coffee Ale
87 points
om brian@shortfusebrewing.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Flavored Ale
Shortfuse Brewing Very Bad Kids Fruited Sour Ale
87 points
om brian@shortfusebrewing.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
The Guardian Brewing Co. Five Dots Vanilla Porter
87 points
om/ friends@TheGuardianBrewingCo.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Flavored Porter
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Centennial Journey Marzen-Octoberfest
87 points
A rich, dense and flavorful Marzen.
Bangor Beer Company Catchphrase New England Pale Ale
86 points
A full-bodied, juicy Pale Ale for warm weather refreshment.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Burleigh Brewing Co. Fifteen Dusseldorf Dunkel Smoked Beer
86 points
A bold and smoky beer that will be a solid winter warmer.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Smoked Beer
Church Street Brewing Company Bishop Bock
86 points
om chuck@churchstreetbrew.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Bock
Crossroads Signature American Style Pale Ale
86 points
A very crisp, yet juicy American pale ale that borrows from the New England playbook.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Dokkaebier Milk Stout
86 points
Highly Recommended
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Sweet Stout
El Segundo Brewing Co. Steve Austins Broken Skull American Style IPA
86 points
A rich, malty APA with a chewy style.
Elsewhere Brewing Company Vaunted New England Style IPA
86 points
om josh@elsewherebrewing.c
Great Central Brewing Company Hefeweizen
86 points
om/ mlent@greatcentralbrewing.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
4 By 4 Brewing Company Parkside Pineapple New England Style IPA
85 points
Bold pineapple aromas and flavors make this one of the fruitiest, juiciest NEIPA's.
Bangor Beer Company Juri New England IPA
85 points
A juicy, in-your-face NEIPA.
Church Street Brewing Company Heavenly Helles Munich Helles
85 points
om chuck@churchstreetbrew.c
Crystal Lake Brewing Club 400 Ballpark Cream Ale
85 points
om ryan@crystallakebrew.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Dokkaebier Bamboo Pilsner
85 points
Highly Recommended
El Segundo Brewing Co. Citra American Style Pale Ale
85 points
A light, somewhat creamy APA.
Elmhurst Brewing Company Indefinite Improbability Drive Hazy DIPA
85 points
Chewy and bold; an IPA with the weight to stand up to any imperial stout.
Fireforge Crafted Beer Spirito Santo American IPA
85 points
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Fireforge Crafted Beer John Hopcock New England-Style IPA
85 points
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Fireforge Crafted Beer Tampanian Devil Belgian-Style Tripel
85 points
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Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Tripel
Fremont Brewing Sky Kraken Hazy Pale Ale
85 points
A a fruit-forward, creamy APA with snappy bitterness and a juicy appeal.
Great Divide Brewing Co. Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale
85 points
A bracingly dry, fruity Sour for the table.
Holzlager Brewing Company Hawaiian Hammer IPA
85 points
The bitterness is definitely in the back seat of this tropical fruit cart of a flavored IPA, but it's hard to deny its sheer crowd pleasing flavor.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Flavored IPA
Hop Haus Brewing Company Sweet Sunglasses Blonde Ale
85 points
A balanced, dry, Golden Ale for sessions with oomph.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best American Style Golden Ale
Laughing Dog Brewing Good Dog Oktoberfest
85 points
Highly Recommended
Laughing Dog Brewing 7b Hazy IPA New England Style
85 points
Highly Recommended
Mons Blonde DAbbaye
85 points
atrine@groupeomni.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Belgian Style Blonde Ale
Penn Cove Brewing Co. Fireside Belgium Sour
85 points
A creative Sour with big roasty malt, zesty herbal tang and piles of complexity.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Belgian Style Strong Ale
Shortfuse Brewing 1872 Marzen-Style Lager
85 points
om brian@shortfusebrewing.c
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Largemouth IPA
85 points
A funky earthy IPA for cheese pairings.
4 By 4 Brewing Company Smooth Criminal Double Dry Hopped Imperial IPA
84 points
A high-octane IIPA with big fruit character.
4 By 4 Brewing Company Strawberry Blonde Ale Fruit Beer
84 points
A tropical vacation in an easy drinking package.
Bangor Beer Company Nomad Czech Pilsner
84 points
A hoppy, chewy pilsner for hot day refreshment.
Burleigh Brewing Co. OFD Dark Lager
84 points
A carefree dark lager for pub grub.
Burleigh Brewing Co. Old Skool Amber Ale
84 points
An earthy and astringent amber lager for the table.
Burleigh Brewing Co. Razzle Dazzle Wheat Beer
84 points
An easy Wheat Beer with a strong, bitter finish.
Dokkaebier Vienna Lager
84 points
Recommended
Dokkaebier Dokkaebi DIPA
84 points
Recommended
Elsewhere Brewing Company Walha Saison
84 points
om josh@elsewherebrewing.c
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Penn Cove Brewing Co. Penn Cove Pilsner
84 points
A flavorful, bitter pilsner that lasts.
Penn Cove Brewing Co. Patmore Porter
84 points
A dominating rich and smoky porter best as a nightcap.
Ravinia Brewing Diversey Station Juicy Session Pale Ale
84 points
Beermosas, anyone?
Shortfuse Brewing Italian Pilsner
84 points
om brian@shortfusebrewing.c
The Guardian Brewing Co. Haze Tupid New England Style IPA
84 points
om/ friends@TheGuardianBrewingCo.c
The Guardian Brewing Co. Frank Coffee Stout
83 points
om/ friends@TheGuardianBrewingCo.c
Eight & Sand Beer Company Pips Pils
82 points
An atypically rich Pilsner best for meal pairings.
Fractal Brewing Project Infinite Coast American Style IPA
82 points
Recommended
Great Divide Brewing Co. Car Camper Hazy Pale Ale
81 points
A juicy and mild pale ale.
Mankato Brewery Cross-Czech Pilsner
81 points
An atypically fruity and whiskey-like Pilsner for when you're looking for something different.
Penn Cove Brewing Co. Madrona Way IPA
81 points
A toothsome and distinctive IPA.
Tennessee Valley Brewing Company Marzen-Octoberfest TVBC
81 points
Recommended
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