Summit Winter Ale | Summit Brewing Company

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3.73/5
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582 Ratings
Summit Winter AleSummit Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
OG 14.6° Plato
36 IBUs
Malts: Harrington, Caramel, Carafa II
Hops: Willamette, Fuggle, Tettenanger

Added by Todd on 12-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,463
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
582
pDev:
10.72%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
95
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 582 |  Reviews: 278
Photo of Duff27
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks goes out to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits, spices. Taste is malts, cocoa, spices, hints of fruits. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of Seabass1964
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AluminumBadFalcon
4.9/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant dark chestnut under a 1” rocky light tan foam collar that provides intricate lace. S: Malty aromas with coffee and chocolate. T: Tastes drier than it smells. The foamy liquid enters the mouth and dissolves into a light chocolate with a pinch of roast. Just the right mix of chocolate and light coffee. F: Creamy smooth, a marvelous soft texture with fine soft carbonation. O: A good winter warmer. With more alcohol it could be a great one.

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Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ILuvBeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jesticals
3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: April 25, 2015... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: saying goodbye to the last of the winter bees in the fridge... APPEARANCE: dark mahogany body; effervescence is tough to gauge; thick, creamy off-white head holds firm long after pouring; tracings are symmetrical and clear... AROMA: an alluring mix of bright, citric scents, nutty malts and floral aromas--caught me off-guard with its complex array; some damp berry and ... PALATE: begins with an ESB's smoothness, but returns to the teeth with a whiplash bite; medium-bodied, creamy, soft,, and flirting with a porter's cola-like presence... TASTE: a reasonable blend of malts and fruits---cranberry, pear especially--merge with vanilla, some playful hops, pepper and cola... OVERALL: not as warming as the aroma suggests; the profile overall is useful but not memorable--finishes with rocky malts and the enjoyably creamy aspects of root beer...

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Photo of tdm168
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgraz51
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vylo
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dhank
4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Metalsnota
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSSG
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a soapy, tan head that laces madly. Citric hops and toasted malt aroma. Deep, deep burnt umber color. Starts with a toasted malt, a touch of sweet malt, and a little citric hop bitterness. A flash of more citrus as it builds to a low medium bitterness. Then toasted malt comes back to meld with the hops i the finish.

This is pretty good. A nice subtle version of the style; sweet, hoppy, toasted flavors are balanced off one another pretty well. The only thing that really surprises me is the slightly thin mouthfeel.

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjb27
3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mikepmeier651
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark toffee brown color with a very webby lacing from the head, which is cream colored and very fluffy. Looks darn close to a root beer float.

Aroma: Cranberries, a little spiced dried currant, banana peel. Heavy toffee and caramel malt aromas. A little bit of honey biscuit/caramel roll going on there too. As the head recedes there is a slight hop aroma.

Taste/mouthfeel : very creamy, and then a sharp stabbing rush of carbonation livens up the brew. It's hard to describe the taste... definite earthy flavors, very root-y, some dried plum and orange, honey, followed by a grassy hop. I'm really at a loss for words. It IS good, though.

Overall : this is a decent beer, and although I am at a loss for words in describing it, it's something I'd have again. It's very fruity and earthy. A nice Belgian dark ale.

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Summit Winter Ale from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 582 ratings
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