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RATINGS: 364   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, peat and spice and hint of ash and grapefruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture finishing slightly syrupy, lively carbonation. Taste of earthy peat, roasted malts, caramel.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vandc01 (106) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Carmel notes and malty. Had over Christmas with family. Wouldn’t need to have it again

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
A decent winter beer. Malty and sweet. Caramel notes throughout the body. A dry finish with a bit of alcohol coming through.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1464) - Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Tap - good size creamy head, very dark Amber color, pretty malty aroma and flavor, good earthy hop balance, smooth finish, good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MtnMan3155 (13) - - NOV 26, 2014
Tried this one once and liked it quite a bit. I wish there was another! Might have to acquire some the next time I go shopping. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (108) - Minneapolis, - NOV 21, 2014
Living in Minnesota my whole life I have had many of these, however, it’s been years since I had my last one and couldn’t remember the taste. Great balance and drinkability. Light spice, nice ale, Summit is a fine brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (713) - Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Caramel and sweet toffee aroma. Taste is similar, yet not heavy or boozy as some ESAs can be. Some spice. Lower ABV, easier sipping winter warmer here that still packs good flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7001) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to Vince! Enjoy by 3/20/15. Clear red, sort of brown color. Pours with a good finger of khaki head. Good retention, and leaves nice ridges and spread of lace. Up front, first sip... Impressive chocolate and nutty aroma; some raisin. Nice toasty malt, some caramel malt, and mild spice. Pretty impressive so far, a lot better than expected. The surprisingly full body helps with that. A medium-plus body, with a full feel. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter; good earthy hop balance. Impressive stuff, a lot better than expected. I guess I just love the UK way of doing a winter beer -- Hibernation is one of my favorites, and my local brewery MadTree recently impressed me with their scottish-style winter. I guess the darker and toastier malt and more mild spice work well for me, so long as there’s enough hop bitterness to balance things out. Which there usually is for these American examples. Just a sort of spicy edge to the taste is the only thing I don’t love.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinVanBeer (116) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Thin white head and a surprisingly dark pour. Smells toasty and a little bit of root beer. Some coffee and licorice notes. Pretty foamy in the mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1147) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2014
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $8.99/6-pack. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4120) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle: Deep, rubied-brown with a creamy tan head. Caramel, chocolate, rich nut aroma. Molasses, blackberry jam, caramel/chocolate malt flavor. A bit of spice and cola. A very nice, mild bodied strong ale.


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