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Notes on beers brewed by

Summit Brewing Company
Summit Great Northern Porter

Summit Great Northern Porter

Thanks go out to feloniousmonk. Lovely black coffee appearance with a lingering spotty head and some lacing. Body has a cola or black coffee color. Alcohol is quite strong in the nose and is really rather apparent in the aftertaste too. Burned malts are there as well, but there is a fairly bitter taste that is very noticeable. I prefer a creamier Porter, with a bit less harsh bitterness but that is just personal preference and this is still a solid example.

Summit Great Northern Porter

Summit Extra Pale Ale

Very straightforward decent quality brew. Some good carbonation on the pour with an attractive, but lighter than expected amber color with a little chill haze. Enjoyable malt backdrop with a fairly dry, hop taste cutting across the malts in the mouth and in the finish. A little citrus in there too, and the beer is a decent thirst quencher. Nothing special, but a nice steady, solid performer. Not a style that I can ever get very excited about, but this is a decent tasting beer. Thanks to...

Summit Great Northern Porter

Summit Winter Ale

Dark chestnut hue with some red highlights too. Minimal head but nevertheless some decent lacing. A little bit of hop aroma but really very little. Taste is a dry hop with a little spice. For a winter warmer this is very subdued but still very drinkable. Some nice bitterness in the finish. Mouhtfeel is OK, but a very average performer in most categories. OK, but nothing spectacular to report.