By Kevin Burns, Beer Columnist

Wizards_winter One of the more underrated breweries in New York resides in Syracuse. Middle Ages Brewing Company opened in 1995 and makes only British style ales, all with Ringwood yeast.

Middle Ages Brewing Company's Wizard's Winter Ale poured a clear, maroon color with a thumb width of off-white head. The aroma is deep, with biscuity malt and spices.

The body is smooth with a little bready malt and some light spices. The finish is crisp and leaves a yeasty dryness on the palate. Wizard left a small amount of lace on the glass.

Overall, not a bad beer, but certainly not Middle Ages' best. The middle is a little hollow and thin, and the spices are a bit too apparent up front.

Producer: Middle Ages Brewing Company
ABV: 6.8%
Price: $2.75 (12 oz. Bottle)
Rating: 25
(2.5 out of 5 | Average-to-Very Good)