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Motor City Summer Brew - Motor City Brewing Works

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 17
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Motor City Brewing Works visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: CharlesDarwin on 11-23-2011

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 17
Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/11/2015. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light clove/pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light clove/pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light clove/pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops and pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/yeast spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good pale wheat ale. All around good robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavor; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. (1,386 characters)

Photo of metter98
2.94/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is hazy orangey amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that rapidly dissipated, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Very faint aromas of wheat and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of wheat and noted of caramel malts along with subtle hints of citrus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink, but nothing stands out as being overly interesting in the taste and the smell is almost non-existent.

Serving type: bottle (634 characters)

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
2.46/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is a burnt orange hazy cloudy , slight lacing. every bottle tells you it has sediment. So it has floaters, looks like cloudy beer, kinda funky.

Smell- Can smell the alcohol for sure, Malt and citrus like the bottle descripts, but boozy smell over powers that for me

Taste- I dont like it, maybe you will. Not typical wheat flavor,,,,again earthy, Much like the other beer i had from this Brewery . Alcohol warming too. and that soapy taste again too? refreshing bland taste. Acidic slightly, metallic also , poured from bottle into a snifter could swear im drinking form a can? The taste is not bad I would prefer to drink something with flavor. Malt becomes more pronounced after warm up.

Mouth fell- Soapy? What with this place and this flavor? Maybe it is the type of yeast they use, I don't know but I dislike it. Loaded with small tight carbonation bubbles that gives it the refreshing feel. A cloying after taste that is less than desirable . Not overpowering but meh?!?!

Overall will not seek out or buy anything form this brewery until i can confirm that soapy taste is completely gone. For a Summer Beer this has no qualities to lead me to believe that it is. I am expecting citrus or lemon or orange as the label would lead you to believe. Like a refreshing wheat style shandy or something along that line , Not just something more than bland flavor with a kicked up abv. (1,396 characters)

Photo of SerialTicker
2.92/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A decent beer. Drinkable... nothing spectacular.

I got this at the MCBW on tap as part of their sampler and I didn't think it was too bad. Not too strong on flavor, but pretty high on the ABV... was served with a slice of orange as well. No head, and minimal carbonation.

It's an A-OK made in Detroit beer. (308 characters)

Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.16/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz Bottle - Dec 20, 2007. Aroma glows of light styrofoam and tangerine spritz. Weird. Lightly off. Comes out as a clouded pale orange with white soapy rim. Flavor is a thin, minimal cardboard, mineral and light, faint infection. Bland and terrible. Nothing really there and what is, isn’t working. Finishes on palpable wax. Thanks anyway Sean! (348 characters)

Motor City Summer Brew from Motor City Brewing Works
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