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