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Old 12-01-2007, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default Wine club reviews winter seasonals

Interesting to see the informal wine club perspective on winter seasonals versus what the typical beer fan would say. I have to admit, the robitussin comment is kinda funny.

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/11903417.html


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"I decided to taste-test some winter brews and enlisted the help of an informal wine club of which I am a member."

Stille Nacht, De Dolle Brouwers, Esen, Belgium. $4.65 for an 11.6-ounce bottle. 12% ABV (alcohol by volume). Grade: A-

Weyerbacher Winter Ale, Weyerbacher Brewing Co., Easton, Pa. $2 for a 12-ounce bottle. 5.6% ABV. Grade: B+

Seriously Bad Elf Ale, Ridgeway Brewing, Oxfordshire, England. $6.25 for a 25-ounce bottle. 9% ABV. Grade: B

Bell's Winter White Ale, Bell's Brewery Inc., Galesburg, Mich. $2.35 for a 12-ounce bottle. 4.5% ABV. Grade: B-

Corsendonk Christmas Ale. Brewery Corsendonk, Oud-Turnhout, Belgium. $4.65 for a 12-ounce bottle. 8.5% ABV. Grade: C

Mad Elf Ale, Troegs Brewing Co., Harrisburg. $3.20 for a 12-ounce bottle. 11% ABV. Grade: D+

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Old 12-01-2007, 03:29 AM   #2
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I couldn't believe their review of Mad Elf. Robitussin? You gotta be kidding. There is a case of that in the basement waiting for X-mas drinking. One of my favorite winter beers.

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Old 12-01-2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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Winos (AKA wine aficionados) don't have much tolerance for things with flavor. They have spent years training their palates to detect microscopic differences in identical wines.

[As a matter of fact, I was a wino before I learned better.]

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