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Summit Winter Ale - Summit Brewing Company

Summit Winter AleSummit Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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421 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.72%


Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
OG 14.6° Plato
36 IBUs
Malts: Harrington, Caramel, Carafa II
Hops: Willamette, Fuggle, Tettenanger

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-08-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by brycelarson:
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brycelarson

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I like this beer.

Poured into a glass it had a medium tan head - oatmeal colored. The beer poured a lovely dark amber red color with a finger and a half of head. Moderate lacing as the head dropped.

The nose was sweet, hardly any hops aroma. Nice caramel, lots of malt with just a hint of yeast.

The flavor is mostly malty sweet. Nice hearty beer. It finishes quite smoothly - most likely oats. The last hint is a slight acid finish just enough to clear out the malt.

Really nice body on this beer. I'm a fan or malt - and this delivers.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 02:42:23 | More by brycelarson
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A rocky tan head with good retention crowns a clear, deep ambre body. Thick, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Dark caramel and toasted malts dominate the aroma, like a freshly-baked dark bread. Restrained herbal hops are also present.

Taste: Roasted malts and moderate herbal hops dominate the taste, although there is +more to this as well, bitter cocoa, coffee, and earth. Although the herbal hops are prominent, the dark, roasted malt manages to shine, leaving a more striking impression. Finishes with mild, earthy hops, dark bread, and a subtle note of alcohol.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very full, quite pleasing.

Drinkability/notes: A superb example of the style, would pair well with roasted meats, like beef brisket, or bratwurst. It seems ideal for a cold winter day, whether in Texas or Minnesota.

Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 02:32:22 | More by Pegasus
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-19-2014 14:44:38 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-14-2014 18:37:58 | More by JohnK17
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

03-09-2014 00:54:36 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-25-2014 21:16:03 | More by fgump
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California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-24-2014 19:06:48 | More by Rudy
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ortie

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-24-2014 02:33:03 | More by ortie
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BMos

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33%

02-19-2014 18:05:38 | More by BMos
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baxter94

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-18-2014 15:48:32 | More by baxter94
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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hardy008

Minnesota

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
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Pennsylvania

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Minnesota

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mattmarka1

Minnesota

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Minnesota

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Pennsylvania

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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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Florida

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12-31-2013 04:43:08 | More by Cluker
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Summit Winter Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.