The holidays are over, and the snow doesn’t look like lovely sheets of soft cotton stretched for miles anymore; it’s all grime and slush. Welcome to January!
I need a beer. A winter warmer, in particular. ‘Tis the season.
Let it be known: Harpoon Winter Warmer is an acquired taste. One must have a strong palette for spices when attempting this oh-so-spiced up brew.
Do you like pie? Wait, let me rephrase that: do you like cinnamon-nutmeg ginger pie? Never had it before, you say? Try a Harpoon and you’ll know what that tastes like.
Pouring a full copper color, this winter warmer goes for the jugular on first impression, looking and smelling exactly how it tastes. A bouquet of flavors is an understatement, here. Overpowering is the word most are looking for.
Once the initial shock of the strong spices has exited you are left with a pretty enjoyable beer, depending on your taste buds. I know plenty of people who consider this beer terrible with too many flavors mucking up the finish, while others praise its unconventional taste as a nice alternative to the norm.
I say spice is the spice of life…?
Harpoon Winter Warmer stats:
Tastes like: SPICE
Smells like: SPICE
Alcohol content: SPICE