1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Summit Winter Ale - Summit Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Summit Winter AleSummit Winter Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

434 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 434
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 434 | Reviews: 255 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by xmorgan:
Photo of xmorgan
xmorgan

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-06-2013 02:59:28 | More by xmorgan
More User Reviews:
Photo of pat_usher
pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-16-2014 20:32:06 | More by pat_usher
Photo of barczar
barczar

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one has some age on it. Got lost in the cellar.

Pours a fairly clear deep burgundy, with a frothy khaki head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Sweet molasses, cocoa, and cola form the initial aroma. There's a touch of dates and raisins, which probably developed with time.

Flavor reveals tart cherry and prunes underlying a chocolate and deeply toasted malt base. Slightly sweet, but the nutty, dry finish counters well. Reminds me somewhat of chocolate covered cherries.

Body and carbonation are moderate, with noted alcohol warmth in the finish.

Would like to try this fresh, but it's great with some age on it. The spices have probably dwindled, which suits my palate well. The tart note is slightly overwhelming, but this is a good brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 16:14:59 | More by barczar
Photo of ovaltine
ovaltine

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-04-2014 00:55:46 | More by ovaltine
Photo of mikerieder
mikerieder

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-28-2014 20:00:28 | More by mikerieder
Photo of tbone64
tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-21-2014 16:36:03 | More by tbone64
Photo of banderson
banderson


3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-18-2014 02:29:19 | More by banderson
Photo of JakeBarnett
JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-13-2014 13:44:00 | More by JakeBarnett
Photo of Trexter103
Trexter103

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-12-2014 02:20:14 | More by Trexter103
Photo of billhelm
billhelm

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-09-2014 15:00:37 | More by billhelm
Photo of NJBeer265
NJBeer265

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-04-2014 16:05:01 | More by NJBeer265
Photo of MNBeerGeek
MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-03-2014 19:01:23 | More by MNBeerGeek
Photo of BeerWithMike
BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.36/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled tonight also on 5/18/14. Bought this bottle in the clearance section for just 50 cents! Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F and poured into a handled glass stein.

Pours a very dark brown, almost black in color with a small off-white head. Lots of ring lacing was seen with each sip. Sediment was left in the bottom of the bottle after the pour. The aroma is of roasted malt, cocoa, caramel and some spice. The taste even has more going on with a slight nutty finish. Very smooth to drink with low carbonation. Very tasty brew! Really liked this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 03:13:59 | More by BeerWithMike
Photo of jsisko01
jsisko01

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-15-2014 02:30:15 | More by jsisko01
Photo of MikeWard
MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-06-2014 13:08:49 | More by MikeWard
Photo of Pegasus
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.

.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-14-2014 18:37:58 | More by JohnK17
Photo of RusImpStoLuv
RusImpStoLuv

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

03-09-2014 00:54:36 | More by RusImpStoLuv
Photo of fgump
fgump

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-25-2014 21:16:03 | More by fgump
Photo of Rudy
Rudy

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33%

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

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-09-2014 00:05:52 | More by plumcrazyfx
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Summit Winter Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.