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Never Summer Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Never Summer AleNever Summer Ale

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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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crowsnest, Mar 08, 2014
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onlymurderers, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

mountaincoffee, Mar 01, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

schoolboy, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

LXIXME, Feb 16, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

facundoCNB, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bought it at total wine here in Sacramento.
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.

timmos1, Jan 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

fosters9, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

AJ01923, Jan 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

brbrocc, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

freewill35, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

OKCNittany, Jan 20, 2014
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mgroothuis, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DCHritz, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

cw13, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Eric908, Jan 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Theniz, Jan 06, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Served on nitro-tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served with a brownish colored body filed with tons of nitro bubbles. The cascade of bubbles slowly lifts from the bottom of the glass revealing a copper colored body. A thick foamy head sits upon the top of the brew, very slowly fading to leave some foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is biggest of a sweeter caramel smell with some roasted malt aromas. Along with these smells are some notes of hop with a slightly earthy and grassy smell.

Taste – The taste begins a roasted malt and toasted cracker flavor mixed with a bit of a caramel sweetness. At the start there are some lighter hop flavors of an earthy nature. The earthy hop grows stronger throughout the taste all while the caramel sweetness seems to fade. Some other hop flavors of grass and pine later come to the tongue at the end, and with a bit of toffee sweetness and a slight increase in the roasted and cracker flavors of the brew, one is left with a slightly drier, moderately hopped, toasted cracker flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel - Being a nitro pour the brew had a nice creamy and thicker feel on the tongue. The thicker and creamier body were fairly nice for the hoppy flavors of the brew, really accentuating them on the tongue, although a bit for prickliness form carbonation may have been slightly better for the malt flavors of the beer adding a bit of excitement to the cracker and roasted flavors.

Overall – An alight brew overall, but nothing super exceptional and one I think would actually have been better on traditional tap, not nitro.

Darkmagus82, Jan 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

drbenderdo, Jan 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

heerboth, Jan 01, 2014
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tommy5, Dec 16, 2013
Never Summer Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
82 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.