Brewer: Summit Craft: Winter Ale ABV: 6.2%
So, as I have said before, there are lots of winter warmers out there now. This, would be one of them. Let’s see how this one stacks up…
This craft is a solid competitor. The malty aroma is what you would expect to hit your nose. And then that malty sweetness transforms into a caramel sweetness as you drink. Subtle notes of chocolate also develop. The spice character you seek from a winter warmer only makes an appearance in the finish, which is surprising and welcomed.
Anything that separates a craft from the others, in a good way, makes me appreciate the creativity and thoughtfulness that goes into making a good beer. I finished my Summit Winter Ale and thought to myself, “Self, I would drink this again.” Not sure why I called myself self instead of using my own name. Distracted by how much I liked this beer, I guess. If you’re looking for a winter warmer that separates itself from the rest, find this one. Cheers.