« on: November 26, 2012, 08:41:14 PM »
I love GD Hibernation and Odell Isolation. Hibernation is probably my favorite winter brew. Neither of these have any spices added to them. I just think they are old ale style beers that just happen to be their winter seasonals. As previously mentioned, when I think of winter warmers, I think of a dark malty beer w/hints of ginger, cinnamon, orange peel, etc... with some spicy hop spiciness, though there are a lot of variations with both styles.
As a side note, I brewed Avery's Jubilation back in early October and will keg it in a couple of weeks. Got the recipe on Avery's website which has a section of homebrew recipes (I can't remember who it was, but someone posted a thread about Avery posting homebrew recipes of some of their beers on their site). So check that out if you were thinking about a commercial example. There's no spices added to Jubilation either.