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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2005
(draft) had a decent flavor, but there wasn’t much flavor to it. I kept getting hints of spices and such, but the hints faded as soon as I started to detect them. Good, but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Sampled at a 2005 Christmas and Winter beer tasting at Delilah’s, Chicago, IL. 2003 vintage. Clear amber hued ale having a small diminishing head. No discernable carbonation. Sweet malt and toffee aroma. Medium bodied that starts with a spicy, chocolately, light toasty candy malt flavor, similar to chocolate-coated malt balls. Finishes dry with light malt aftertaste. This is a good drinkable beer, just like drinking liquid candy.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2005
A bit thin and watered down on the tongue. Has notes of chocolate, roasted caramel sweetness, and toffee, but also thin and disappointing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Brown, clear with a reddish tint. Hints of coffee, carmel, cherry, prune and licorice. OK, but not one of my favorite winter ales.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
This beer did not have any head. It tasted a little bit like coffee or carmel. It had a nice smooth taste with on bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2005
12oz bottle - pours deep dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is caramel malts, chocolate, some roasted nuts and some raisins. Flavor is quite similar. Pretty robust. Palate is thick creamy and mouthcoating yet not as heavy as stouts and porters. This one was actually a little better than expected... This brewery has been much better than I expected on most I’ve tried.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Full reddish brown pour, with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, nuts and fruits, with a tootsie roll chocolate note at the end. There is also some metal scraps in the aroma that isn’t very good (I had a couple of bottles with this issue). Chocolate, medium roast almost lightly burnt. Sweet and spicy finish. Slightly syrupy. This is a fair offering from Summit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1173) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Aroma is molasses. Burnt roasted nutty flavor. A winter treat. A hint of chocolate; maybe even some cinnamon. Decent brew.


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