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Never Summer Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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546 Ratings
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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: comat0se on 04-28-2003)
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Reviews by Kookiekwan:
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Kookiekwan

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours orange/amber has a 1/2 finger head with no retention or lacing to speak of. The aroma is faint but of roasted malt with hints of pine. The taste is malty caramel and smooth. The beer is medium bodied and quite drinkable.

Reflection: If your looking for a good winter seasonal this isn't it. This beer doesn't stand out in any way, it's not a bad beer but I was expecting more.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2005 13:47:26 | More by Kookiekwan
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-25-2014 18:41:01 | More by RCLOHR267
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

How apt for this horrible winter. It also is slightly past the best by date, but I never pay attention to those. Whatever.

It pours a beautiful brown with little head. The aroma is wonderful - a malty, hoppy combo (mostly malty) that is very appealing.

The taste is of a bitter brown ale - very nice. It is more bitter than you might expect for a brown, and not as sweet and not at all spiced, like other warmers. It also is not boozy (enough) for a warmer. The aftertaste grows on you. It's bitter brown and unique.

The sentiment sucks - Never summer. It's how it feels, even as we get our first thaw in two months. Lake Erie is an ice block and I am not going to the Caribbean again until next month. At least we have great beers like this to keep us warm.

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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
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A nice amber pour with a finger of creamy head, nice amount of lacing. Malty sweet aroma with a slight bit of roast. The flavor is again malty like an amber ale, with dark fruit and chocolate notes. Medium in body with medium carbonation.
A decent winter warmer.. Not sure I've had much from this brewery, but this isn't that bad for a first impression

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I like it. Tasty good malt sweetness balanced with hops. Great on a cold night.
Having it for dessert. What I want to say about this beer is that it's very much like jubelale by Deschutes. If you like that beer you'll like this one.

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Never Summer Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
82 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.