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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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Photo of Dank26
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Dank26, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of jdiesel92
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

jdiesel92, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Cluker
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Cluker, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of Hopstout
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Hopstout, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Danegerous123
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Danegerous123, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Summit winter ale pours with a ruby brown color thats quite dark.
On the pour i wasn't able to get much of a head going at all. Basically surface smudes and such.
The aroma was quite malty with subtle hints of spices.
The malts in the taste have a vienna feel. Very grainy and toasted. I think I almoat taste some smoke in there also.
The feel is course and gritty on the palate.
It was a good beer...
but I really didn't dig it too much.

micromaniac129, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of AlexHess
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

AlexHess, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of DerekQXQX
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

DerekQXQX, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of mndanika
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mndanika, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of KennethPowers
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

KennethPowers, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Kevin-Wieken
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Summit Winter Ale
Summit Brewing Company, Minnesota
---from bottle to stemmed porter glass---

Appearance
Dark copper, more red around the edges, three fingers of creamy/light tan head that will seemingly last forever, good lacing.

Smell
Pretty weak on the nose. Nutty.

Taste
Caramel-y malts with hints of light coffee. Bright citrusy hops shine at the end of each sip.

Mouth-feel
Much lighter than expected. Dare I say watery? Malt flavor lingers, god amount of bitter for this beer.

Overall
Better and worse than I thought. Tastes great, but mouth feel is a bit off. Looks gorgeous.

Kevin-Wieken, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of jedijezus
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jedijezus, Dec 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

jdlapera, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Doyle
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Doyle, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Chucker17, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
2.5/5  rDev -33%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Oelschlager
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Oelschlager, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of karlt
4/5  rDev +7.2%

karlt, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of NeedBeerHere
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out quite black with a half finger beige head with not too much retention. Smell is of dark fruit, prunes, with a slight bit of sweetness. Really no hops I sense from the nose. This is all the malt bill. Taste is a bit mellowed down from the smell except there is a tiny hop presence that isn't noticeable at the first part of the taste but definitely in the end -- nothing too bitter to be sure as this is really balanced well. Mouthfeel is fairly light. Overall I really liked this beer more than the last time I had it. Summit typically puts out good beers at least with their normal releases.

NeedBeerHere, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of drewfull
3/5  rDev -19.6%

drewfull, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

crbnfbr, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

IchLiebeBierZu, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DaveMiller, Nov 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

mfl620ks, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

mmulebarn, Nov 16, 2013
Summit Winter Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.