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Indian Summer - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company visit their website
Mississippi, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.68% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Indian Summer is a light profile American-style wheat ale spiced with Orange Peel and Coriander. Our recipe uses a mix of wheat and pale barley. This beer is very lightly hopped to allow the spices to shine through. Clean fermenting yeast produce a very dry, crisp base to further accentuate the spices. The aroma has a distinct citrus note without being overly fruity.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: weeare138 on 10-04-2007)
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Reviews by dnjmed:
Photo of dnjmed
2.98/5  rDev -9.7%

Pours out orange with a small head. once the head is gone almost looks like iced tea, but carbonated.
smells sweet and flowery. i can definitely smell the orange peel and coriander but not too much of the hops. doesn't really please my nose, but i can give them respect for creating a cohesive and focused aroma.
tastes just like your average wheat beer with the orange and coriander on top. pretty light and refreshing after a day of painting but a little too sweet and flowery for me.

dnjmed, May 11, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

tbryan5, May 05, 2013
Photo of steelerguy
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%

A - Gold, very little carbonation, and very small head which faded to nothing very rapidly.

S - Sweet malt with some floral hops.

T - Clean malt, a little sweetness, with some of the floral hop flavor.

M - Could use something more in there, watery.

D - Easy drinking refreshing beer that is pretty forgettable.

steelerguy, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of merlin48
3.28/5  rDev -0.6%

Bottle pours a clear golden body with a small white head that quickly vanishes. Only some minor spotty lace is left on the glass.

Aroma is muted. Some wheat, coriander, and a hint of orange rind.

Mouthfeel is light medium with an aggressive carbonation.

Tastes like your average pale wheat ale. Wheat malt, accented here with hints of coriander and orange peel. Some vague hop bittering.

I don't care for this style but Lazy Magnolia has produced a wheat ale that is as good as most. This would be enjoyable on a warm summer day.

merlin48, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of tigg924
3.73/5  rDev +13%

Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1/4 inch head, orange-gold in color, clear

Smell: orange, coriander, cardamom

Taste: orange, coriander, cardamom, sugar, and wheat

Mouthfeel: sweet with a small spicy and bitter back, high carbonation, light body

Overall: This is good for the style, but the only Lazy Magnolia beer that did not blow me away. This one is not a bad beer, especially on a hot day, however it is the only LM I will not seek out again.

tigg924, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Thanks to piginapen for sending this one to me.

Pours golden orange with a minimal white head. Not much aroma, but what is there is wheat and some unidentifiable fruit. The flavor is more pronounced with wheat, yeast and a citrus fruit, possibly apricot or orange. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nothing special, but this would be a great beer to drink on a hot summer day.

Mora2000, Jan 08, 2010
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.79/5  rDev +14.8%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this in trade.

Appearance: Golden amber with about one finger of white head. No lacing on thr glass.

Smell: Mild hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Light bitter hops with orange and other citrus notes with some grassy notes too.

Overall: Good brew! I would have this one again.

Cavanaghty, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of kingcrowing
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a nice golden wheat color with a small white head. Nose is spicy, sharp and a bit bready/yeasty.

Taste is a nice combination of wheaty and spicy. like a combo of an american wheat with a Belgian. It's quite drinkable and quite well done!

kingcrowing, Jan 26, 2010
Photo of Sobertso
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Sobertso, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of chinchill
2.45/5  rDev -25.8%

12 oz. bottle served in pint glass. About 4 mo. past date on bottle.

A - hazy light golden with 1 finger of thick white head; exceptional retention
S - rather unpleasant sour smell
T - Pils malt with mix(?) of spices, including coriander; some citrus flavor. Medium/light flavor is much better than aroma indicates, but too sour and with unfortunate flavor mixture. Decent finish.
M - a bit crisp and a little astringent. Medium carbonation.

chinchill, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +21.2%

(Served in an American pint glass)
date code 00709
A- This beer pours a crystal clear light orange hued body with a lazy carbonation of tiny bubbles that support a thin perfectly smooth white head.

S- The soft smell of citrus zest has a slight juiciness to it and a faint dry spice hint in the finish.

T- The soft smooth malt flavor has just a hint of toast to it with a light dry spice hint in the background. There is a soft snappy hop finish with a slight citrus sweetness.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a clean fizzy finish and no alcohol heat.

D- This beer has a nice but soft flavor making it a good summer sipper. The spice flavors are subtle and don't get in the way of the malt or hops.

rhoadsrage, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of lcdawg
4/5  rDev +21.2%

lcdawg, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of wiseguywood
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

wiseguywood, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of skloeff
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

skloeff, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Zebus0
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%

Another vacation beer I can't find back home.

A- Pretty good. Has some nice color to it, really foamy, thick head on it. A pretty good looking beer I think. Pretty gold color to it.

S- You can smell the spice in it, pretty refreshing. The only thing that takes away from it is that it does have a bit of a metallic hint to it, not really a fan of that.

T- I hardly, if ever drink something so light. However, being in the South during the summer and I can't get it back home figured I'd give it a try. That metallic quality, whatever it may be follows in the aftertaste a bit. Being used to stouts I rate the bitterness 1/10 so it's pretty easy going, pretty light. I like my beer full-flavored so to me it's kind of boring, not much taste there. You can pick up some of the spice it talks about on the bottle.

M- Average, pretty light. It's actually going good with the lightness, refreshing in a sense. Decent change of pace.

D- That's give and take. I don't have any, but I think this is one of those beers that could be helped by a bit of lemon, or even an orange slice. Whether you consider that blasphemy or not is up t you, I do for the most part unless I'm drinking Modelo.

Overall just interesting I guess. Not something I would go after again I don't think, but a pleasant experience overall I would say. Like I said, I'm just not an ale guy, even during the summer months.

Zebus0, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of stolzbinich
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

stolzbinich, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of WillyOsler
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

WillyOsler, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of RickS95
2.95/5  rDev -10.6%

Not much to look at, kind of goldy-peach color with little to no head.

Has a nice smell to it, a combination of orange peel and cloves.

Tastes a lot like it smells...orange and cloves.

Not really spicy in the mouth, just some notes of bitter from the orange and spices, but not bad for a hot weather drink.

I wasn't all that impressed, it was a little more bitter than I would have liked and lacked a punch of flavor that I expected.

RickS95, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of russpowell
3.39/5  rDev +2.7%

Loads of information on the label, wish there was a freshness dating

Pours an effervescent gold/bronze with a pinky of pearl colored head. Stays effervescent throughout, zero head retention & lacing

S: Grassy, with cereal notes, coriander & white pepper

T: Follows the nose, pear & white grape notes & slight coriander notes up front. More pear, some wet cereal notes & grassiness, a little orange peel as well. Finishes grassy with thinned out cream of wheat, & orange peel

MF: Light bodied with crisp carbonation; body thickens up as this warm

I imagine this is fairly popular & would work when it is hot & humid, but only for two at the most for me. There are way better wheat beers out there. One & done

russpowell, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of Robeerto89
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Robeerto89, Jan 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

MattWatson37, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

zonker17, Aug 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.4%

BuddyE, May 14, 2013
Photo of Keith_R
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Keith_R, May 22, 2013
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Indian Summer from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.