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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2001
Not mush body or kick for a winter beer. PLeasant spices are notable.......

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FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2001
a pretty good beer that has an odd after taste that sneaks up on you........

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21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2003 Which ever one of us brought this to the last beer room formal drinking weekend should be proud, this was a winner.

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booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2003
It's dark enough, but a tad thin in "flavour". ................

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Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Nice super dark amber or i guess you could say reddish brown color.Foamy long lasting tan head.Spicy malt aroma,with mild hints of coffee.Very strong coffee flavor little bite to it with a mild hint of vanilla in the tail end of the taste,slight amount of hops in the flavor but the most pronounced flavor is the coffee and possibly some dark chocolate.It also has a some what thin feel in the mouth.Not bad,but id rather have a great divide hibernation over this one.

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bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber/brown with a thin tan head. Descent tasting winter ale.

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heykevin (1287) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Had this on tap over thanksgiving, this beer had virtually no head and was dominated by an off malty sweetness. I really like to support Summit, but this is one I skip.

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hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Dark brown, opaque. Small frothy head, moostly diminishing. Malt nose, touch of hops, slightly sweet. Not bad but I prefer the other offerings from Summit.

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robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Dark Brown Coloring. A very Good Offering From Summit. Spices. Very Decent Winter Warmer.

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SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2005 Pours very dark with a fluffy light head that subsides quickly. Aroma is lightly hoppy. A bitter aftertaste is the best part of a less then average flavor.


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