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Never Summer Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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82
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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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bgildea

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a redish amber color with a decent white head that leaves some lacing.

S: Nice strong smell of hops pretty much dominates the aroma.

T: The taste follows the smell. The beer starts off with some nice hop flavor but not overly strong. The beer then moves into a slightly sweeter flavor and finally comes full circle and leaves with a nice back of the tongue hop aftertaste.

M: Decent amount of chew to the beer. For an ale, I'll take it.

Overall: Overall the beer was pretty good. The beer definitely features hops but blends it well with its sweeter notes. I'd recommend trying this beer, and any hop heads out there will definitely appreciate this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 00:30:01 | More by bgildea
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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 546 ratings.