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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 winterís night. It has its origins in British neighborhood pubs where villagers would gather to shake off the damp cold of the bitter English winter. Theyíd share a pint or two of winter warmer ale by the fire, catch up on local gossip, and stay inside, where it was warm. Weíve brewed our version in the tradition of those winter ales, with a robust, full-bodied flavor and a tangy hint of spices.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2003
Itís dark enough, but a tad thin in "flavour".

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Twelve ounce bottle from Biggs. Sweet aroma with hints of licorice, spices and alcohol backbone (even though at 5.9% it isnít THAT strong), dark ruby/brown color, minimal but lasting head with no appreciable lacing, light to medium body, light to medium bittersweet flavor with spicy notes, nice bittersweet finish. This isnít the biggest or boldest winter brew you can find but itís pretty decent--Iíve paid more for some other winter season beers and gotten less.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Sampled at Food and Froth. Good. Exactly what it claims to be, nothing more, nothing less. Nice for a cold snowy night.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (388) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Binnyís in Chicago. Dark chestnut brown color. Aroma of sweet candy. Flavors are good and not too bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Aroma: Kind of smells like cleaning supplies or rubbing alcohol with a bit of carmel and chocolate malts mixed in. Appearance: Dark brown, reddish with a small head. Flavor: Kind of watery, dry, and burnt tasting with slight chocolate and coffee flavors. Palate: Smooth with a bit of a harsh aftertaste, slightly carbonated like soda. Overall: Not very good wouldn't buy it again.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TerryR (384) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2007
This deep dark savory winter treat comes from my home town. I really like this yearís vintage and look forward to enjoying the season with it. Great winter beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2008
A good winter brew. Dark in color with a somewhat bitter brown sugary body. Warms the insides. I like Summit, and this is their best seasonal in my mind.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (374) - - JAN 11, 2014
Tap. Pint. Black with tan head and good lacing. Slightly sweet aroma. Starts bitter, with typical winter flavors. Has some toffee notes, then finishes clean. A Minneapolis winter staple.

2.7
   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.


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