Surfer's Summer Ale - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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2.8/5 rDev -21.6%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottled August 29th 2012.
A real crystal clear golden tangerine amber body, with slow rising faint carbonation crawling. Head grabs about two fingers off white an a little soapy. Fairly nice.
Bouquet has a little bit of an off putting sense of bile. Some faint orange estery senses and very light toasty grains seem to be hiding. Not that really great smelling here, but lord knows I've had worse.
Extremely wet bodied, with a carbonated Perrier quality in the palate. Weak. Lots of carbon dioxide, and faint dry toasted barley. Palate is incredibly difficult to pick out and beer senses of malt, fruity esters, hops, anything, amongst all this C02. A hammered down palate, warming brings barely a toasty malt sense.
This tastes like colored beer flavored Perrier, really not feeling the love here.
10-13-2012 20:50:53 | More by smakawhat
3.5/5 rDev -2%
3oz taster pour
Enjoyed on 9/3/12 at brewpub.
A: Simple clear golden yellow, looks like BMC, no lacing, no carbo.
S: Some light floral hopping. Some grassy, grainy malts. Light breadiness.
T: Much like I expected, it's a simple low ABV brew. Low hopping with grassy possibly Euro hops. Mild bitterness from them. Bready malts help to balance it nicely. Session summer brew.
M: It's a light body
09-19-2012 17:41:19 | More by inlimbo77
3.75/5 rDev +5%
650mL (bottled 7/26/2012) into a tulip. Pours a clear golden color w/ a frothy white head.
Aroma is fruity, floral, a little grassy, grainy.
Taste is dry and grainy, bready. Floral and fruity hop character. Refreshing and drinkable.
Mouthfeel is light, crisp w/ a dry finish.
Overall a pretty standard, easy-drinking summer ale.
09-09-2012 22:57:54 | More by draheim
3.15/5 rDev -11.8%
Thanks to pwnzilla for another gorgeous box of beer, including my third Pelican experience. One great, one not so much, so this is the tie-breaker. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.
The pour is very beer: a gold that any 1970s beer commercial would be proud to advertise on Three's Company. Nose is grassy, grainy, with a healthy heap of sweet malt.
Surfer's Summer Ale puts the routine in routine. Hits the nose like a ball peen hammer: grassy, grainy, with a healthy heap of sweet malt. Hop tang at the tail end saves this from complete obscurity & gives it a finger or two of character. Easy to drink, I suppose.
Decent, but thoroughly forgettable.
08-28-2012 02:18:32 | More by maximum12
3.58/5 rDev +0.3%
Bomber poured a clear golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, bread, toasted malt and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, toasted bread and light earthiness with a crisp dy finish.
11-26-2011 19:48:07 | More by Ratman197
3.45/5 rDev -3.4%
On tap @ the Pelican Pub & Brewery (Pacific City, OR) on 8/30/11. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a crystal clear copper, with a thin covering of bright-white head. This retains with a mostly light and creamy look, leaving back a good bit of spotty lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells grassy, with some softer citric fruit, sweet grains, and a touch of diacetyl. Fruit and malt really work this into having a bit of a hefty tanginess in the nose.
The taste is a mix of sweet bready biscuits and a bit of fruitiness, with a firm citric bitterness that gives this some assertiveness on the palate. The finish is dry, with lingering notes of fruit and butter hanging in there. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp and lively feel to the carbonation and an overall pretty easy drinking feel.
This wasn’t bad. It definitely has some English Pale Ale characteristics to it but then also had a bit of an easy drinking breeziness to the experience that kept things quaffable. I wouldn’t quite call this full-flavored but the overall drinkability helps elevate it a notch.
09-16-2011 14:21:45 | More by Kegatron
British Columbia (Canada)
3.45/5 rDev -3.4%
This one is boardering on an American Wheat in style, though it's perfectly clear. Leaves a nice lace. Aroma and flavour is very light: wheaty biscuit; slightly grassy with hints of floral & citrus. Light to moderate body with a crisp finish. A nice summer brew.
Golden Promise malt
Style: English-Style Summer Ale
Gravity: 12.2 degrees Plato
Bitterness: 25 IBU
Color: Golden Yellow
09-07-2011 04:05:12 | More by Derek
4.18/5 rDev +17.1%
22oz bottle poured in a pint.
A- With a somewhat aggressive pour it leveled up with a massive foamy 3 finger head. Wow. Color was an utterly nondescript yellow, but the lacing was out of this world for what I have ever seen a EPA do. A truly magnificent wall draped down the side of the glass.
S- Grassy hops, and significant yeasty spice. Background of cereal malt.
T- Taste follows the nose, but amplified. Very well balanced. A chorus of beer elements in harmony.
M- falls a little short here, was a bit watery, but forgivable.
O- Very impressive. Try this, not your average pale!
07-23-2011 02:04:33 | More by HugePlume
3.65/5 rDev +2.2%
22 oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyside Market in S.Salem. $4.99 Golden coloured ale,clear and bright..large frothy white head. KInda hop forward aromas..citusy/grassy type, some honeyish tones also. for being so hoppy on the nose the taste is totally different more honeyish and malt centered..though a gentle tongue caressing hop is there. Nice palate..quite smooth and easy for the style,nice finish. Nice summer quaffer...we are getting a lot of this here in the PNW. Nice to give the hops a rest for the season!
06-12-2011 17:19:00 | More by Reidrover
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
Thanks to Gordie for grabbing this one for me. Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clean, clear dark gold color with over an inch of rocky white head that that had good retention and light lacing.
The aroma was nice, earthy grains, subtle hops and a bit of a yeast tang. The flavor was very nice, much the same as the scent. Smooth grains, crisp hops and just a touch of tangy yeast.
The body was very nice, crisp, clean, smooth and light. Drinkability was very good, you could drink these all of a summers day. Overall, a very nice, easy drinking beer. Worth seeking out.
06-07-2011 20:59:23 | More by beertunes
3.5/5 rDev -2%
Buckeyeboy brought this bottle over to a small get together a short while back... Thanks Jeremy... No way I would have picked up a blonde in PDX.
Pours with a nice white head.. clear golden...
Nose is pretty bready with only hints of C hops.
Flavor is a bit better... lite citrus.. smooth pale malts.. hints of what I guess is wheat....
Expected body and carbonation.
Thanks again Jeremy.
07-26-2010 08:07:58 | More by JohnGalt1
Surfer's Summer Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
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