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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Very good craft form ol Summit! Quite sweet and coffee like taste, and I agree that it doesnt have the hop kick like some, but i have been drinking a lot of Surlys latley, and those are hop crazy! I would compare this the the Surly Bender though, quite similar and tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours dark brown color with a light tan head. Very nice sweet toffee malt aroma with some dark fruits. Great roasted complex malt flavors, chocolate, caramel and toffee with a hint of dark fruit. Very easy to drink, easily the best of the winter mix 12-pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (574) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 24, 2004
12oz bottle. BBD Mar 04. Well, if Iíd have noticed the neck imprinted "enjoy by" date I wouldnít have bought it, but as it was, this was one of the more interesting bottles available in Brookings, SD where I marooned for 5 days working. Mahogony with quickly dying head. Not much aroma, maybe some slight roasty smell. Decent body, slightly sweet with balancing dark malts and hops. Pretty mild overall in flavor, but a good body and solid malt make it enjoyable. But why does it seem like so many of the "winter" beers taste like this?? Redhook, Odellís, Breckenridge, Summit, they are all about the same to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 A fairly good spiced ale. Falls short of amazing when compared to Anchor’s efforts. Not a bad beer--good on tap when in town.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattShizzle (569) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. Very dark. Good - pretty sweet with plenty of crystal malt flavor. Somewhat rich flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 I donít understand the coffee and chocalate references. I get none of that. This a better than average version of minty winter spice style that I do not care for much. Gets tiring quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Poured deep amber with a tan head. Aroma -- roast malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste was mainly roast malt and iced mocha. Sweet without much bitterness and a creamy mouthfeel. Not as fancy as some winter brews, but very well done. I will definitely try this one again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (520) - - NOV 21, 2013
Dark Clear Brown with a semi fluffy head, sparse lacing and very light carbonation. The nose is mainly spices, caramel, toffee, a touch of vanilla and some mild hops. Taste is Rich Chocolate, Toffee, Coffee flavors with some barley and yeast notes. Fairly lightweighted body and mild carbonation so itís very easy to drink. Good Beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (515) - 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.

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