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Weyerbacher Winter Ale

Weyerbacher Winter Ale

Beer Information

Serving types:
Bottled 12oz
Best Served in:
Pint (Nonic or Tumbler)
Shelf Life
Drink upon purchase
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
  • Winter
  • Seasonal/Limited Release
Still Brewed:

Product Notes

At Weyerbacher we’ve created a Winter Ale that is a must for any malty beer lover. Winner of a Silver Medal in the 1998 World Beer Championships, Weyerbacher Winter Ale is brewed with deep-roasted chocolate malt. The taste predominates with a warm, roasty flavor, balanced out with a slightly dry finish. It’s smooth but not cloying, with a warming belt of alcohol (5.6% ABV).

Although winter ales predate history, they are believed to have their origin in the pagan celebrations of winter solstice. Later, when monasteries produced the local brew, winter ales were made each year to commemorate the birth of Christ. Back then, winter ales were brewed full-bodied as a source of nutrition for the upcoming winter months. Today, winter ales are typified by their seasonality, their rich, malty flavors and by their deep, dark coloration.

Generally available November through February, Weyerbacher Winter Ale is the perfect libation for a winter meal, with good friends, or beside a warm fire fending off a cold winter night.

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Weyerbacher Winter Ale, Will It Warm?
(Updated: December 07, 2013)
Overall rating 
Look (Appearance) 
Second Look (Overall Impression) 

Aroma: Rich malty aroma. Notes of cinnamon/spice. No hop aroma present.

Look (Appearance): Ruby colored. Clear. Slight tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Some lacing

Taste: Nothing stands out on the taste, but there is a blend of maltiness and spice. No hop bitterness. Slight malt breath.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation. Medium bodied. Not harsh on the tongue. Did not note alcohol warmness

Second Look (Overall Impression): Being a winter ale I expected spice to be much more prevalent in this beer. The malt character is the main driver in this beer. A decent, easy drinking beer.

Would drink in front of a fireplace.

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