On the First day of Beermas….
Name: Winter Warmer
Brewed By: Harpoon Brewing Company
Style: Winter Warmer
Pours a reddish copper color, when held to the light it picks up some golden highlights, pour produced a thick off white head that held on the entire glass.
Rich malty aroma, has a touch of spice, nutmeg maybe ginger.
First sip is sweet, malty then transitions to a dry, slightly spicy finish. The spice isn’t as aggressive in the flavor as it was in the aroma but it’s still there and lends a nice balance to the maltiness of this beer. There is just a hint of earthy, citrusy hops in the background, real subtle though; this beer is about the malt and spice.
Overall a nice balanced winter warmer, the alcohol content isn’t excessive so you can have a couple without getting too crazy, I’m not generally a fan of spiced beer this one is very mellow, more about the pleasant aroma than drinking a spice rack.
12 days of Beermas – 2013
Day 1: Harpoon Brewing Co. Winter Warmer