Malts: 2-Row Barley, English Pale, English Crystal, Red Wheat, Chocolate
Hops: Tettnang, Northern Brewer
Sampled: 12 oz. bottle (provided by brewery)
Description:Slick Nick Winter Ale is a classic Sebago seasonal -- warming up Maine Winters since 1998. Best enjoyed with nature's at its worst. Slick Nick Long Winter Ale's smooth body offers malty warmth and a touch of hop character. Another reason to be thankful for the season. —Sebago Brewing Co.
The tasting: Dark amber in color, hazy, with a frothy off-white head that dissipates
very slowly and leaves lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of
bread, toffee, and earthy hops. Taste starts with caramel, bread, and a
bit of brown sugar sweetness. In the middle, some nutty and toasted malt
flavors emerge, in addition to light earthy hop bitterness.
Alcohol is not noticeable in aroma but is present in taste as the
beer warms. Hop bitterness is moderate throughout. Slick Nick is medium to
full-bodied and has a creamy mouth feel. It's moderately carbonated, and finishes with light caramel
malt sweetness and piny hop bitterness.
4 star. Really good! I want this again! Slick Nick's rich malt flavors, full body, and brown sugar sweetness make it an ideal winter beer in my book. It's the kind of beer you can slowly savor. Bad weather is optional.