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Alaskan Winter


Despite having this beer many times in the past, I’ve never reviewed it. No idea why. This is actually referred to as an Old Ale, not a Winter Warmer, but let’s not get carried away with the style guidelines. Oh, and this brew has Spruce tips. I’ll let them tell you all about that below.

Old Ale. 6.4% ABV. Alaska. Winter Seasonal.

Light orange color. Head fades really quickly.

The nose is really sweet smelling. Almost a cotton candy smell with a hint of citrus and malt.

Mouthfeel is solid. Lots of body with highish carbonation.

The palate also tastes like cotton candy with a hint of orange and vanilla. Little bit of malty-ness with an almond characteristic that sticks on the palate.

Not a bad beer, but it’s oddly sweet and sugary tasting which doesn’t make it a favorite for me. 86 points.

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