Summit Winter Ale - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by brycelarson:
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
More User Reviews:
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 02:32:22 | More by Pegasus
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
Summit Winter Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.