RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Never Summer Ale is a bold new look at winter beers: gutsy, full-bodied and an aggressive fusion of secret spices. Like the first run of the day, this ale is deep and clean, crisp and drinkable, perfectly blended for a smooth ride...through the Looking Glass. Grains: British Dark Caramel Malt, U.S. 2-row Barley. Hops: Nugget, Willamette, Cascade and Top-Secret Brewmaster's Spice.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap, amber pour with a thin off-white head. Aromas of brown sugar and hops. Taste is bold and smooth, caramel malt sweetness and cold, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1075) - MOROCCO - JAN 19, 2014
Pours copper with a smallish head. It has a lot going on,citrus, winter spices, and well-balanced. All good, but did not finish well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (2768) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Tap at rattle n hum, new york. Dark red color, smooth tanned head (nitro version). Aroma is malty sweet and fruits. Taste is malts, sweet fruits. Easy going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
On tap at dia. Pours a medium amber boubon color. Aroma is grainy and mildy hoppy. Flavor is caramel and biscuity malts. Solid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1284) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle poured a clear amber hue w/ large lasting beige head and sticky lacing. Moderate to bold spicy sweet aromas. Initial flavor is mild sweet w/ a mild bitter finish. Tastes are vanilla, light roast malts, rye, pine, grass, orange, and lemon. Medium bodied, average carbonation, watery mouthfeel, and a clean finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Best before February 5, 2014.
Appearance: This is one of the most beautiful looking beers Ive ever seen. The body is clear with a hue that would leave me convinced it were cranberry juice if it didnt have a head. The head is short, but dense with good retention and a khaki color.
Aroma: The aroma has decent strength, leaning mildly spiced. I get a prominent dark fruit aroma, it actually reminds me a bit of cranberry with a dry dark fruit presence. Backing it is a sort of non-descript malt base with mild spices that I cant pick out.
Taste: The body is a bit watery, overlying it are mild spices and a mild fruitiness. Nothing is very prominent until the finish where, I believe, nutmeg dries out the beer with a dry dark fruit presence. This is pretty bland, though not offensive.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: This beer is not bad, but its not really enjoyable. The flavor is pretty watery and everything is very subtle. Im not sure what they were going for but I will pass on this in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Botle from hyvee bar, brown clear pour, nice cream malty aroma, taste is creamy smooth malts, pretty good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad924 (7) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2013 does not count
It is a nice light winter beer with a mold favor and a very smooth finish that doesn't leave much taste on your pallet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (6160) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
12 oz bottle into my NBB globe glass. Deep copper and clear with a lasting, off-white head and lacing. Aroma and flavor of toasted malts, caramel, barley, spices, pine, light roast and bitter hops. Medium body with a smooth, clean feel and a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (17076) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
[email protected] Deep clear amber color, creamy off-white head. Light bodied, watery palate. Ryeish sweet maltyness, grass and spices. Not summery!

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