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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

480 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 11
Gots: 34 | 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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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.

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Summit Winter Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.