Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Garrison Brewery-Winter Warmer

The Winter Warmer is one tasty seasonal brew from the Garrison. It comes in a 500mL bottle crowned with red foil and clocks in at a toasty 6.5%.  The Warmer pours a cloudy, brownish red, with a thick, creamy head and barely any carbonation. It leaves luscious rings of lace behind with every sip, just as a nice pint should.

It has the Christmastime aroma of cloves. The flavour is predominantly sweet and malty. There are notes of cloves, as well as raisins or figs. A dose of bitterness kicks its way in through the back door.

This is a damn fine example of a winter beer. It's got lots of sweetness, but well-balanced. It's very warming and pairs nicely with a cigar. For all of you living in Garrison country, I'm afraid it'll be a long wait until next winter.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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