Monday, December 30, 2013

Weyerbacher Winter Ale (7/10)

This beer was produced by Weyerbacher Brewing Company of Easton, Pennsylvania.  It’s and English Brown Ale brewed with a deep-roasted chocolate malt.  Weyerbacher Winter Ale is generally available from November through March.

Pours a nearly black dark brown, a bit darker than a cola but not as dark as a typical stout.  As you can see in the photo at the left, it’s a little bit clear rather than cloudy, and produces a healthy head of beige foam that lasts for a while.

The aroma is that of dark malt and chocolate, fitting for the beer’s grain bill of deep-roasted chocolate malt.

The flavor is very malty, with a little sourness and a bit of smoky charred grain bitterness to it.  I get a hint of cola in the flavor as well.

Rate Beer gives this a 61 overall, which I think is a bit rough on it.  Beer Advocate’s 78 out of 100 is closer to my own rating of 7 out of 10.

Flavor Profile:

Sweet, Malty, Dry, or Bitter:  Malty
Spice Level:  None
Hops Level:  Low
Dominant Flavors:  Dark malt and dark chocolate
ABV: 5.6%
IBU:  Unknown, but probably in the 25-30 range
My Rating: 7/10

No comments:

Post a Comment