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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2006
This ok but too biter for me. I found it a little hard to drink though I liked its coffee notes. Just too hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Pours very dark brown with inner ruby hints, contrasted nicely by stark white head. I love this color combo more than almost anything, for some reason. Smooth mouthfeel, somewhat light body. Toasty with only a hint of a wintery dark fruitiness and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2006
light brown with a tan head. not too much in the aroma. slightly roasty toast aroma. flavor is a bit weak. mostly sweet roasted malt. body seems a bit light and the finish is slightly watery. not a horrible beer but nothing great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Dark brown with a dark tan head that holds for awhile. The aroma is rich malt with caramel and citrus. The body is heavy with a sweet rich flavor that lingers. The finish is a bit sour, when the sweetness finally fades.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours a bold cherrywood color with dissipating beige head. It has a strong caramel and malt aroma along with some dark fruit and burnt wood. The flavor is very roasty and has almost a charcoal quality, but is kept within reason. The finish has a bit of a twang to it as some spicy hops kick in. As I get farther down the glass, it gets a little bit of chocolatey sweetness and the aftertaste gets piney. A decent brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TerryR (388) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Deep amber with an off white head. Aroma is roasted malt with an odd note (spice?). Roasted caramel flavor. A bit sweet. Nice hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3372) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3826) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10001) - 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.

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