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Aviator Brewing – Frostnipper Winter Ale

The Aviator Brewing folks in Fuquay Varina, just south of Raleigh say their Frostnipper Winter Seasonal “will curl your toes and put goosebumps on your arms” and “make all humbugs cheery”. They promise traditional fall spices in a dark winter warmer with a combination of Perle and Willamette hops providing a contrast to the fall spices. Oh, and they say almost in passing that the beer “contains a generous amount of smoked malt” – make sure you note that word “generous”! This brew comes in at a 7.2% ABV. Let’s see what we think of the Frostnipper in today’s review.