Summit Winter Ale - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by fostwal:
4/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a really good winter beer. It is very dark. Sort of like a porter, but clear. It also has the coffee scent and taste. That goes well with the low carbonation. It is very well balanced between the roasted malt and bitter hops which makes it really easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2009 00:38:33 | More by fostwal
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.