Redhook Winterhook Winter Ale

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Type: Winter Warmer
  • Brewed by: Redhook
  • Availability: Winter
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  • Region Available: Nationwide
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Dark Chocolate
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Imperial Pints
  • Website: http://www.redhook.com/Default.aspx?p=34
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  • 21 
  • 3.9/5 
  • 06.00% 
  • 1998/3686 
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Winter seasonal ales are often referred to as Winter Warmers due to their bold flavors and higher alcohol. Winterhook is an excellent example of this style with its rich, full body and deep chestnut color. We brewed Winterhook with nine different varieties of malt, giving the beer its complex malt profile with the perfect hints of chocolate and caramel. We add four hop charges to balance the malt sweetness, leaving the beer with the perfect balance.

Winterhook pairs nicely with chicken, pheasant, turkey, duck and cheeses.
Available October through December.
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Reviews: 2

  • Apr 25, 2012
    kaj-ii (780)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
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    [Best served in a Nonic Pint glass]

    The pour was a clear copper brown with a huge (3-4 finger) off white rocky head that had great retention, finally reducing to a large foamy cap and had some fair spotty lacing.

    The aroma was of toasted caramel malts, spruce hops and a doughy yeast with notes of citrus (orange), toffee and dark fruit (plums and raisins).

    The taste was moderately sweet and had a nice malty feel with hints of toffee and citrus at first and then became mildly hoppy with a note of dark fruit and a slight bitter finish. The flavor lasted only a short while with the fruity hoppy taste fading relatively quick.

    Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and mildly dry in texture with a soft carbonation.

    Overall a decent Winter Warmer that was very drinkable, although it is nothing over the top...

    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Dec 2, 2009
    Blakepoto (107)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: IPA Lovers
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    Love the spice, love the flavor. In my opinion a very under-rated beer. Deep brownish red hue with an explosion of maltiness. Nicley balanced and noticeable at the finish of the beer.