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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.


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 year’s 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.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2006
had at old chicago during their holiday tour. enjoyed the balance, wasn’t expecting the hops. nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
A dark brown, almost black pour with small light tan head. Aroma is chocolaty, roasted malts, coffee and toffee. Flavor is much of the same. Good bitterness, creamy and thick. Good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (350) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2009
12oz bottle Pours a deep mahogany with a small off white head that lasts a while. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and fruit. Flavor is sweet malt and some acidic notes. Palate is nice, medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Dark brown, opaque. Small frothy head, moostly diminishing. Malt nose, touch of hops, slightly sweet. Not bad but I prefer the other offerings from Summit.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Best enjoyed on tap, the open hops seem to approach the polecat in the bottle. Dark consistent color with a touch of burgundy. Medium pace across the palate, and a mid-decibel finish create a brew fit for IPA fans and porters alike. Not a rock star, but a pleasant performer nonetheless: the ticket price is rather fair for the show.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Dark Brown, thin head. Flavor is sweet, raisins and plum, with a hint of roasts. Hops are slightly spicy. There are a few things going on in the beer, but they don’t seem to be working real well together. It was OK.


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