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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 cncbofh:
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cncbofh

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sugary sweet brown sugar maltiness and smell... reddish brown ale with a decent head that managed to stick around for a while. Very spicy bite of hops mixed with a malty sweetness. The hops and malt battle it out in my glass and never seem to come together just right. Not a great balance.

The spices, while noticeable, are very subdued and I would have liked a little more pronounced flavor - but despite it's shortcomings, I still very much enjoyed this beer. Warmed me up on a cold winter day.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2004 01:45:48 | More by cncbofh
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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.