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RATINGS: 357   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 1, 2003
More of a party winter than a nightcap, (like Winterhook in this respect), but still quite drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joechristenson (147) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Dark brown color with some hints of ruby. Small tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and some bitter dark chocolate. The taste is quite thin - roasted bread/yeasty malts, a faint caramel sweetness, and some hop bitterness masquerades as a bitter chocolate (explains the aroma). Too much carbonation. Watery and a bit metallic - underwhelming and too simple for my expectations.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2002
About the best thing Summit has done. Robust and flavorful with a nice hop balance. Well Worth putting a half barrel in your keg fridge. I do get the feeling that consistancy or shelf stability must be a problem by the diverse ratings this beer gets.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2003
very good beer, has a hint of spices and candy apple flavor in it. sat very good on the palate with a hint of bitterness. a very good winter warmer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JAN 4, 2003
nice bronze color, thin nice hop bite a little smokeiness sweet finnish. decent but not quite a winter warmer

3.1
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Pours out a deep amner with a small white head that fades quickly. A nice roasted malt aroma. Taste is of malt, nuts, vanilla and mild spices. Light hop. A very nice medium bodied brew that goes down easy.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - APR 2, 2011
Pours medium dark brown with foamy tan head that disipates rather quickly. Aroma is not this beer’s strong point. Some roasted malt with a touch of caramel or perhaps molasses. Taste is fuller than the aroma, a nice mix of smoky coffee, caramel and chocolate. Very lightly hopped. Kinda reminds me of a porter but with a bit more carbonation and perhaps spice to it. A pretty decent winter warmer overall.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours a medium brown with a nice tan head. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, mild chocolate, rye and hops. Nice flavor and easy to drink. Try it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2010
bottle poured to glass. Deep red to almost brown brew with small tan head. NIce, creamy off-white head. roasty caramel notes. over all a ok winter brew. not spiced


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