For the past 29 seasons, Boston-based Harpoon Brewery has spiced things up with a winter warmer made with cinnamon and nutmeg.

This classic, New England seasonal is no spice bomb. The brewer keeps things in check with a solid, malt-forward ale that exhibits subtle, toasty flavors and a fruity finish. The signature spices work seamlessly to produce a refreshing, medium-bodied, copper-colored brew for holiday gatherings.

Winter Warmer weighs in at just under 6 percent alcohol by volume. Moderate hopping tames the malts just enough to let the beer’s spicy character shine.

Eric Pera can be reached at eric.pera@directgates.com or 863-802-7528.