Summit Winter Ale - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by snilsen13:
3.88/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Drank plenty of this during Xmas in MN, 2007. Summit just keeps getting better at brewing their offerings, or so it seems to me. This particular offering has finally made me smile.
A - dark, opaque, a deep brown, not quite black. thin brown head. no trails. I like the color and how easily this pours out and I'm not a big fan of large heads, unless they're rocky.
S - mild breadiness
T - bready with earthy hop smack followed by a very mild chocolate flavor - this grew on me. At first seeming like they left the yeast with the beer too long but this is is actually just below that threshold. Alcohol is completely disguised.
M - solid, but not sticky
D - really drinkable.
Perhaps the best beer I've every had from Summit. However, I didn't use to like their Grand and a few bottles sitting in the basement fridge (aged a few months I guess) were much better than I ever remembered too.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2008 20:13:16 | More by snilsen13
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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.