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Never Summer Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Never Summer AleNever Summer Ale

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539 Ratings
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%


Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: comat0se on 04-28-2003)
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Reviews by Rhynes2:
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Rhynes2

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a nice ruby color but there is almost no head to speak of on this beer. I can smell the caramel malts immediately and get hints of the hop aroma. It has a nice warm character to it which i like. It is balanced well with the hops and i detect a little bit of nutmeg. It really brings me back to winter months but unfortunately it just tastes kinda average. I'm not sure if i'll be buying this one again but if you like winter warmers it is worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 16:02:59 | More by Rhynes2
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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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Never Summer Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
82 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.