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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 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Tap. Dark pour with red highlights. grey white head. Huge roasty nose. Semi-creamy, semi-carbonated palate. Taste is coffee and some dark chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle (12oz). 20th anniversary edition 2006. Very deep clear ruby, smallish tan fizzy/creamy head. Like a spicy porter - moderate coffee/chocolate roast malt, spice, plenty of cereal grain, some floral hops. The taste follows, very mild, some raisin notes with the cereal grain, muted roast malt, slight cocoa bitterness in the quick finish. Average, slightly chewy body, dry and a touch astringent, weak carbonation, quick finish but a slightly dry cocoa powder aftertaste. Quite good - more a full-bodied brown ale than an English strong (there’s really no alcohol character here at all) - but a very nice winter beer indeed.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle, dark brown pour with wispy tan foam, aromas and flavor of weak roast, chocolate, some figs, finish is watery

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5812) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
got in that stupid winter pack that took months to get rid of ... huge head .. fruits, caramel aromas .. mellow .. abv well masked .. a BMC winter warmer, simple .. . what are you doing? i’m bending my knees, that makes me bum go plonk on the chair, its called sitting...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5798) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Clear copper color/ light tan head. Toasted caramel, nutty, dark fruit aromas. medium bodied. Nutty, spicy toasted caramel, dark fruit flavors are lightly sweet--good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5647) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Dark copper brown with a creamy off white head. Malty caramel and roasted grain aroma and taste. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2010
(12oz bottle) pours medium brown, decent head and lacing. Nose of nuts, cream and brown sugar. Taste of roasted malt, nuts, and toasted sugar. Body is medium thick and quite roasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5471) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2009
Ft. Myers, Fl. - Total Wines - 12 oz bottle - part of a 12 pack winter variety pack - great to see this stuff from my hometown reach this far south. Peanuty aroma awith hints of that Summit "house taste". Dark, murky brown pour with an off-white head that leaves a nice coat of lacing. Flavor has some earthy notes, s bit of chocolate, some nuttiness and just a hint of that slightly off-putting home-brew-like house taste that all Summits seem to have. Mouthfeel is thick enough - but only par for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2005
Pouring deep mahogany with a thin tan head, this has a deep roasted aroma with chocolate and nuts and coffee and spices. It’s a bit thing and watery in the mouth. The thusly weakened flavor still has plenty of roasted malts to enjoy along with bittersweet chocolate and some mild hopping on the finish. Odd ale.


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