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RATINGS: 350   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
schweiger7 (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004 does not count
Dark in color, full body flavor, a long lasting head. Simply put... the best Winter Ale I’ve had.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Dark Brown Coloring. A very Good Offering From Summit. Spices. Very Decent Winter Warmer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2004
This was a pleasant surprise, I thought it would be rated higher than this. Nice spicy malt profile with hints of cinnamon. Reminded me of an English style ale. Full bodied and easy to drink, full of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2004
Pretty deep brown colour. Nice warming ale with a pleasant spicy maltiness. Not extremely interesting, but definitely very nice on a cold winter's evening.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Clear dark reddish-amber color, has a nice thick off white head that leaves some lace in my glass. Nutty caramel aromas. Bready chocolate-caramel flavors, medium body with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, a decent winter brew, but nothing to write home about.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2004
On tap in the MSP airport. Tan head on a black beer. Vaguely roasted aroma followed by stark toasty flavors with a coffee-bittered finish. Smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Dark tawny brown color with tan creamy head and nice lacing. Light pine and hop aroma, lightly earthy. Flavor is sweet and malty, rich and fruity. Finishes creamy and lightly zesty. A decent winter seasonal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Deep mahogany pour with a creamy off white head and good lace. Earthy aroma of malt and hops. Some spice. A pretty good balance of malt and hops in the flavor. Woody and spicy as well. A bit nutty. Creamy palate and a malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4363) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Dark brown color. Taste contains a little wood and some spices. Transports you to a little cabin in the Northwoods by the fire. Very fine.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMerritt (1745) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma was incredibly light malt. Flavor was fantastic oak with nutmeg, nuts, and caramel malt. I find these beers facinating, where the aroma is very nondescript, yet the flavor is fantastic. It really takes you on a rollercoaster ride.


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