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Summit Winter Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Winter AleSummit Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

449 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | 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)
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

MNBeerGeek, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
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.

BeerWithMike, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jsisko01, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

MikeWard, May 06, 2014
Photo of Pegasus
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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Pegasus, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DarthGuitarHero, Mar 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

JohnK17, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

RusImpStoLuv, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

fgump, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Rudy, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ortie, Feb 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

BMos, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

baxter94, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

plumcrazyfx, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

goeke007, Feb 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

MNPikey, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of hardy008
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.

hardy008, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

jaydoc, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

nstroup, Jan 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Bigtiev, Jan 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Lanstrum, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

hoosier222002, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Seefeldt, Jan 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Pug, Jan 15, 2014
Summit Winter Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.