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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Never Summer Ale is a bold new look at winter beers: gutsy, full-bodied and an aggressive fusion of secret spices. Like the first run of the day, this ale is deep and clean, crisp and drinkable, perfectly blended for a smooth ride...through the Looking Glass. Grains: British Dark Caramel Malt, U.S. 2-row Barley. Hops: Nugget, Willamette, Cascade and Top-Secret Brewmaster's Spice.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
10/13/2010. From bottle. Pours red brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with spice, caramel and bready notes. Good hop balance which shows through all the way.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Apperance - A very nice golden red Aroma- A caramel hoppy bouquet T/P - A distinct malty hoppy flavor slight spice bite to it Tends to linger little too long with a bitter after taste Overall- Not bad a little too hoppy for my liking, but if you like that then it would be for you.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
zoucrew102 (727) - - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle. Floral hoppy aroma with a slight earthiness. Pours reddish amber with very little head. Taste is smooth caramel malt to start with some earthiness to it. Finishes very dry with a fairly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6403) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
12 oz bottle as shown .. . its 90 degrees outside and someone pulls this out..? .. . pours a light tan .. mild white head, moles of lacing .. . mild spice, spruce, and tree roots with some dirt still on them .. . light mouth, bit of a lingering finish .. . alright beer i guess .. . . Save the Beeís!! ....that is all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Draught nitro at Harris Grill. Poured dark amber with white head. Mild aromas of citrus pine. Quite smooth citrus mildly bitter taste. Good for summer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
A - Pours a clear deep red amber with an off white that retains very well S - Biscuity malt with a dose of green citrus hops mixed in. Water chestnuts, faint hints of spice reside in the background. T - Caramel malt with a tinge of metal. Citrus and pine hops back the malt and provide good levels of flavor well as some peppery spice. Some maple floral sweetness combined with a nutmeg sort of spice. Hard to pin down. Has some strawberry rhubarb tang on the finish. Aftertaste is a balance of malt and clean hops. M - Full bodied, lush type of carbonation. A different take on the style for sure. Low on the spice level. Nice malt and nice hops. It actually makes me think of summer rather than winter. A great beer on any occasion. Serving type: bottle 02-02-2011

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark copper with a small, tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, spices, dark fruits and a touch of nuts. Slightly sweet flavor of caramel, spices, dark fruits, light nuts and a touch of chocolate. Similar finish with some added earthy hops notes.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerKurve (509) - - APR 4, 2013
Dark Brown color. Floral Hops, Caramel, Yeast and Malts on the nose. Taste has a fair caramel flavor along with some strong piney hop notes; Aftertaste has a a bit of a resin-like feel to it, which I think hurts the flavor. Body is fairly light and very low on carbonation, and itís got a very creamy texture to it. Aside from the creamy texture and palate, there isnít really anything special here.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Another underwhelming beer. Ok aroma and flavor, but nothing distinguishing about it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Dark amber/red with a small off-white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is fairly straightforward - toasted malts, crystal malts, slight citrus, slight spice. Taste is a bit sweeter than the nose, notes of caramel, dried fruits, biscuit, and pepper spice.


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