Friday, December 10, 2010

Red Racer Winter Warmer

I love a winter warmer beer, but I say this about every style of beer. The exception pale lagers. They heat the soul and coated the tongue with rich dark fruit flavours.

Red Racer Winter Warmer
SCORE = 8/10

Ratebeer 3.12 47th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

The nose is very caramelly with dark fruits and alcohol. I can hardly wait. Alcohol burns straight away and yields to a syrupy and medium/full mouthfeel. Evey sip is ripe with dark fruits in syrup (plum and raisins). There is no hop presence. The long alcohol warmth lingers with enhancements of rum cake. It was very tasty but I'm not sure I would buy it again. There was too much alcohol burning.

Taste +3
Aftertaste +2
Alcohol Content +1 7%
Value+1
Appearance +1

It was a nice addition to the Central City winter variety pack.

2 comments:

Red Racer Beer said...

Try saving a couple in your fridge / cellar for a few months. Gary found a couple that were over a year old in his cellar at home and they were FANTASTIC. 7% is just barley cellar worthy, but in the case of our winter the cans allow for it to keep.

Cheers!

Flavius said...

There you go..yet another great beer that will cellar well! perfect!