Yes, I know that winter is over, but I am trying to review all the past season’s beers. This beer is Winterhook Winter Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery in Seattle, Washington. This ale comes in at 8.2% ABV. Winterhook is a winter warmer that has been around for twenty-seven years. This beer pours a red/brown color with a one-and-a-half finger beige head. The aroma is sweet, slightly boozy, spicy, and malty. The flavor is bittersweet, malty, strong, and spicy. The mouthfeel is medium. Then it finishes with a bitter malt flavor. The beer has a bittersweet malt aftertaste that goes downhill. I didn’t like this beer from the finish though its aftertaste. I give Winterhook Winter Ale a D+. It tastes like the malts have stale. That clashes with the sweet flavors and comes out terrible tasting. I would not recommend This Redhook beer. Nothing in this beer seems to go together. I’m glad I only had one Winterhook. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company Drunken Santa Barrel-Age London Ale
I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday. I was recently in Dallas, Texas visiting my family there. My aunt bought Rahr & Sons Drunken Santa Barrel-Aged London Ale, 9.4%. This beer is classified as a winter warmer and comes in a box with two twelve-ounce cans from Fort Worth, Texas. This Christmas beer pours black with brown edges and a two-and-a-half finger beige head. The head is steady to fade and leaves little lacing. The aroma is cinnamon sweet, clove, light roasted notes, and malty. The taste is sweet cinnamon with light malt roast. It has a cola taste to it, which is like cinnamon cola. The mouthfeel is full but not too full. The is ale finishes with a cinnamon cola sweetness. The aftertaste is a very faint bitter note. Rahr & Sons Drunken Santa Barrel-Aged London Ale is a good beer, A+ here. Rahr & Sons are one of my favorite breweries. But unfortunately, it doesn’t get distributed anywhere close to the Carolinas. I wish it did, it would be awesome. They brew great beer. This ale is not overpowering on flavor. Some barrel-aged beers can be overpowering in some way or another. It almost had a light root beer quality to it. I highly recommended Rahr & Sons Drunken Santa Barrel-Aged London. You should act fast because it is only available during the holidays. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Triple C Brewing Co. White Blaze Winter Ale With Spices Added
Triple C Brewing Co. White Blaze Winter Ale With Spiced Added, 6.0% ABV, a winter warmer, brewed right here in Charlotte, North Carolina that was picked up at my local grocery store is a winter seasonal beer. White Blaze pours a deep amber almost brown color with a light beige one and a half finger head that slowly dissipates into little bits of lacing that give off sweet almost cinnamon spice aromas with a very light boozy note that pulls you into a sweet flavor at first followed by a cinnamon spice note that is reminiscent of a cookie that does get a bit strong but otherwise enjoyable with a nice sweetly spiced finish and a sweet spiced boozy aftertaste with a more full mouthfeel. Triple C Brewing Co. White Blaze Winter Ale With Spiced Added which I think is cinnamon is definitely a winter beer and isn’t overwhelming on your taste bud but think that two pints of White Blaze beer is enough for your taste buds, but it’s a B+ beer and has the right amount of spice, some have to much wintery spices and it just doesn’t go well. But this Triple C Brewing Co. White Blaze Winter Ale With Spiced Added is great and I do recommend it! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly