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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
bottle. Light brown with small head. Medium malt and light hops. Drinkable, but not really going anywhere flavorwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber brown body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy thin covering. The nose is dry and toasted malt with just a light English hoppiness. A little fruitiness from the yeast, and a touch of chocolate malt. The flavor is dry as well with toasted and grainy malt and just a light touch of bitterness on the finish. There’s not a whole lot of complexity or subtlety to this beer, it’s rather straightforward and unexciting. Medium bodied with a heaviness on the palate that makes it a bit tiring. Moderate fizzy carbonation level. Not a bad beer, but not one that excites me to the least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2013
Summit Winter-on tap-tan-dk copper. Aroma-roasty-med malt. Taste-follows. 3.2

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hondajunkie (90) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from Winter Sampler 12 pk. Pours a dark, coffee like brown with a 2 finger dark khaki head with some decent lacing. Has aromas of cereal grains, a subtle hint of toffee, touch of pine. Medium carbonation on the tongue if roasted malt, touch of spice with a smooth creamy texture. Aromas and flavors more pronounced as the beer warmed up. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
Dark Brown, Good Head, Lots of Lacing. Roasted and Bitter Taste although it does not last for long. A little thinner than expected. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12 oz bottle pours deep amber with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee and a hint of pine. Taste of the roast, caramel and toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (962) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours a dark, copper-red, with little in the way of head (and what there is, quickly dissipates). Aroma of malt and grain. Flavor is just a touch on the sweet side, a bit nutty, with some sort of muted spice in the background (can’t quite pin it down, though). Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (965) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours very dark reddish-brown with good lasting head and nice lacing. Right out of the fridge, aroma is subdued, a little dusty and metallic. However, given time to warm up, it becomes much nicer and clearer. Roasted nuts, chocolate, and mild winter spices. Taste continues with the subtle stout qualities coming through - caramel, malts, and slightly bitter dark chocolate. More warming than expected, and appropriate for winter. Winter spices are not in-your-face, but the subtlety works here. Let this warm up - it’s like night and day. Aftertaste is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmohno (1534) - Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Clear dark mahogony,some lacing,short froth. Aroma is toasty,malty,nutty,mild vannilla chocolate. Farily rich malt taste with mild choclate,almost foamy,toffee caramel,somewhat sweet,has some light spice note nutmeg/allspice/slight cinnamon like. Reminicient of a cola taste mildly but nothing detracting from a decent beer.Has some citrus and roast in finish.Maybe a little sweet/salty. Chocolate roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle liberated from a friend’s refrigerator (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Aroma: Toast, some spice, and some resin.
Appearance: A dark amber color with a small white head.
Taste: Light sweetness, light bitterness.
Palate: Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a dry finish.

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