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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

443 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 8
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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AlexHess

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

12-27-2013 17:27:43 | More by AlexHess
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

12-24-2013 19:11:50 | More by DerekQXQX
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mndanika

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-18-2013 18:51:15 | More by mndanika
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KennethPowers

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

12-17-2013 07:06:51 | More by KennethPowers
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Kevin-Wieken

Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

12-15-2013 21:24:07 | More by Kevin-Wieken
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jedijezus

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-15-2013 04:02:54 | More by jedijezus
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jdlapera

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

12-15-2013 01:07:15 | More by jdlapera
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Doyle

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-14-2013 18:07:25 | More by Doyle
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-13-2013 22:09:49 | More by Chucker17
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33%

12-13-2013 03:35:49 | More by XmnwildX12
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Oelschlager

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

12-12-2013 04:27:21 | More by Oelschlager
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karlt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-12-2013 01:27:32 | More by karlt
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NeedBeerHere

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

12-10-2013 05:28:17 | More by NeedBeerHere
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drewfull

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-09-2013 16:14:17 | More by drewfull
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-01-2013 00:34:11 | More by crbnfbr
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-30-2013 01:08:22 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-26-2013 02:19:44 | More by DaveMiller
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

11-23-2013 02:47:19 | More by mfl620ks
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.6%

11-16-2013 05:15:46 | More by mmulebarn
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Givemebeer

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-13-2013 01:08:21 | More by Givemebeer
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Hergestridge

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

Appearance is chestnut brown. Nice head - frothy, foamy and dense on the lips and mouth.
Mouth feel is creamy, rich, cool with sweetness and a slight (very slight) cocoa taste and aroma. This is beer #2 that I've tried from the Summit Winter Pack offering. It's head and shoulders above the 1st tasting of the Summit Red Ale.. Excellent Entry and a 6 pack will be on my stocking stuffer list to St. Nicholas. Top Rate!!
sMc
Carry On Citizens!!!

11-13-2013 00:18:04 | More by Hergestridge
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Sinatra716

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-11-2013 03:55:12 | More by Sinatra716
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-11-2013 00:45:17 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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Shawner

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-10-2013 15:53:42 | More by Shawner
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xmorgan

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-06-2013 02:59:28 | More by xmorgan
Summit Winter Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.