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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This unique seasonal beer offers the warmth of an old English pub to help ward off the chill of a winter’s night. It has its origins in British neighborhood pubs where villagers would gather to shake off the damp cold of the bitter English winter. They’d share a pint or two of winter warmer ale by the fire, catch up on local gossip, and stay inside, where it was warm. We’ve brewed our version in the tradition of those winter ales, with a robust, full-bodied flavor and a tangy hint of spices.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Pours a dark amber. Aromas of malts/toffee/spice. Flavors of malts, caramel, spice, and a lightly bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Fruity aroma of apple and pear. Mild malt sweetness with an undertone of almost turned milk. Lactic apple cider from a distance. Dark reddish brown clear with thin off-white or light cocoa lacing head. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Starts with some muted sweetness. Coffee and chocolate notes, a bit of caramel and licorice. As taste grows, starts to become a bit too sweet. Sugar and sticky anise, rootbeer. Mild to medium hops finish. Floral but not overly bitter. Mild smoky coffee finish and sweetish after. Very little spice but a bit of cocoa.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2006
roasted flavor, can’t shake the resemblence to coors winterfest, carbonation throughout, another decent summit product

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7586) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2006
On tap at Lazy Chameleon in Powell, OH. Clear dark reddish brown with a thin beige head and decent lacing. Nutmeg and malt aroma. Medium-bodied with sweet malt and caramel flavors, and some spices as well. Pretty tasty but the flavor is very short-lived. The finish is roasted malt with a bitter follow-through. Above average, however nothing really makes this beer stand out in the sea of similar winter ales.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Dark brown color, spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon (?), some chocolate in the finish. On the thin side.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (2153) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Has a dark mahoganey color, nice light tan head with good lace. Malty, bittersweet all the way through. Dark ripe fruit, roasty, some alcohol. This year’s had no dryness that some previous year’s versions had which I preferred over this. Good carbonation. Had it on draft at the Bodega downtown La Crosse.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1282) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Pours a clear dark brown color with a small amount of wispy white lacy head. Aroma is a bit of brown sugar and nothing else. Flavor is very sweet and brown sugary once again, with bits of caramel. Overall, pretty watery and weak, but decent enough for a session winter brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small rocky head that diminished slowly. Good malty brown sugar aroma. Medium body with a thin texture. Moderate roasted malt flavor with a good bitter finish. Good drinkable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Pours a dark brown fairly translucent still a decent tan head w/ some nice lacing. Some nice malt aroma light brown sugar and some key wheat notes and a light spice w/ some tiny bitter hints. Pal is fairly well carbonated and pretty well coated. Flavor is reminscent of a fuller nut brown ale. A good roasty malt aroma and a nice light bitter finish some light walnut flavor hint of brown sugar. Could be bigger to be great but pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Draught at Isabella’s in Dubuque, IA. Clear dark dark brown. Smells mostly of brown sugar and alcohol. These come out again in the flavor along with black licorice. Moderately carbonated. Oily mouth fell.


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