Summit Winter Ale - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jparker37:
3.63/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint.
A - Medium sized light tan head falls to a small cap. The beer is dark brown and when held to light has beautiful clarity to its red highlights. Little bits of lacing were left on my glass.
S - Complex dark caramel tones with chocolate edge. Faint fruity undertone.
T - Chocolate malt with an edge of roastiness to it. Never shows much sweetness ever. Hops strike a great balance to the later half of the flavor. Finishes clean with a hint of those dark malts in the aftertaste.
M - Medium body, medium carbonation, semi-dry.
O - This beer has many great qualities, none of which are warming abilities. Beautiful on the eyes and great aroma dimension. Flavor is a little understated but has good feel. However, I never really sensed any spices to the beer nor at 6.1% does it really warm me up. Reminds me of a good brown porter. Nevertheless, I am satisfied that this beer was included in my 12 pack sampler.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2012 01:07:12 | More by Jparker37
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes.
Dark brown with a tan head, with nice retention and lacing. The aroma is very nice with caramel, cocoa, and roasted malt. Very nice for a cold winter night.
Has a nice mildly sweet flavor with caramel, cocoa, roasted malt, a little bit of coffee, and a subtle nutty flavor. Pairs very nicely with a French Dip sandwich.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Somewhat creamy as an on tap offering. Smooth and easy to drink. Very nice on tap. Will have to pick up some bottles of this.
Serving type: on-tap
02-01-2014 16:39:39 | More by hardy008
3.44/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Summit winter ale pours with a ruby brown color thats quite dark.
On the pour i wasn't able to get much of a head going at all. Basically surface smudes and such.
The aroma was quite malty with subtle hints of spices.
The malts in the taste have a vienna feel. Very grainy and toasted. I think I almoat taste some smoke in there also.
The feel is course and gritty on the palate.
It was a good beer...
but I really didn't dig it too much.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2013 14:01:40 | More by micromaniac129
Summit Winter Ale from Summit Brewing Company
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