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Sum'r Summer Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Citrusy and thirst-quenching, this refreshing golden ale is highlighted by the use of unique hops.

17 IBU

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 05-31-2009)
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allentownpaguy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-27-2013 22:51:59 | More by allentownpaguy
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Brenden

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale in color, somewhere between white gold and yellow gold, there's definitely no doubting this beer's "blondeness." The moderately sized, bubbly head on it is pure white. Retention is good, and spotty lacing is left in moderation.
This is a unique beer, certainly within parameters of what's become something of a catch-all for a light ale not brewed with wheat. It has some interesting characteristics to it, though. Nicely hoppy for a little blonde with an ample malt balance, the way they come together isn't typical. Grassy and citrusy with some herbal notes, it's also got some pithy rind, and it balances an interestingly doughy sort of malt. The smell brings out something like cookie (?), while in the flavor there's more of a flash of nuttiness before a more fruit-forward finish.
Barely medium in body, it's got more heft than many blondes. It's also got a hard bite of crispness all the way through without giving up smoothness. A gently herbal edge gives a little dryness going into the finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 18:49:22 | More by Brenden
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best Before 10/10/13

A: Pours a clear yellow color with 2 fingers of head that retains for a good while and leaves some nice lacing

S: Some nice fruitiness and a hint of spice along with some maltiness and cereal grains

T: Starts off with the fruitiness and slowly transitions into bready malts and some graininess. Finishes clean with a hint of bitterness and light fruits

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice little summer beer. Very easy to drink (dare I say session?), and a nice value too. A good amount of flavor for a 4% beer to boot. Worth a try

Serving type: can

06-25-2013 23:49:58 | More by BEERMILER12
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jminch

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-24-2013 19:00:49 | More by jminch
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onedogtwodog

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bunch of different beer for the annual July 4th BBQ I really enjoyed this easy drinker. It was refreshing and just was plain ol good... It was out of a can ICY ICY cold... I could sit and while an afternoon away with the wife in the hammock and a Sum'r...

Serving type: can

06-23-2013 04:28:44 | More by onedogtwodog
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CaptDavyJones

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-22-2013 01:01:56 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14%

06-21-2013 01:02:37 | More by Lukass
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jeffthepony

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-17-2013 22:10:48 | More by jeffthepony
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-17-2013 21:30:25 | More by Larrydoherty
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-16-2013 02:28:59 | More by foureyedgeek
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juicebox

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-15-2013 00:53:38 | More by juicebox
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bigred89

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-14-2013 22:24:17 | More by bigred89
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-14-2013 19:48:41 | More by SunDevilBeer
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-10-2013 02:37:27 | More by cjs61679
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kojevergas

Texas

2.81/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 fl oz green aluminum can acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I usually like Uinta's offerings.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and side-poured as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger white colour head. Decent thickness. Okay cream. Above average (~3 minute) retention. No bubble show. No lacing as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear translucent pale yellow; vibrance is decent. No yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it's decidedly standard fare for a blonde. I'm optimistic but unimpressed.

Sm: Pale malts, crisp clean barley, and generic floral hops. Straw. Light vague lime. Some lemon citrus - probably from the hops. Grainy. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A mild strength aroma.

T: Blonde malts, pilsner malts. Light floral hops. Clean and crisp. A bit grainy. Straw. Clean barley. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Quite simple, but decently put together. No complexity or subtlety here, but decent balance. I like it in a general sense. A bit of vague lime.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Not oily or biting. Not harsh. Clean. A bit crisp. Decent presence on the palate. Decent thickness and body. Doesn't feel custom-tailored to the flavour profile, but it suits it generally. Average carbonation.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but largely underwhelming. Not Uinta's best, but I see what they were going for. I wouldn't get it again. The whole Organic thing comes off as a bunch of gimmicky bullshit. I'm less than impressed. A forgettable low ABV beer with little to offer. I wouldn't recommend it to friends.

Low C

Serving type: can

06-09-2013 02:05:30 | More by kojevergas
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Chieftog

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-02-2013 00:43:14 | More by Chieftog
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-31-2013 22:18:11 | More by metter98
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ipc2000

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-31-2013 01:18:47 | More by ipc2000
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-30-2013 21:46:02 | More by PEIhop
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Gross yellowish body, clear, but the white head has some good retention and lacing, especially taking style into consideration.

Smell isn't great, some wet, herbal, hay and pale malts. Taste is good though, the light body and medium carbonation lays a smooth consistency on the palate,with subtle herbal hops, some lemon citrus on a white crackery, bready malt base. Finish is crisp and clean, with slight lingering herbal hops.

O - Tough to rate, considering style. For what this beer is brewed for, it's excellent - easy drinking and sessionable while providing a complementary depth of character to keep it interesting. I could certainly drink this all day. Well done blonde ale.

Serving type: can

05-26-2013 19:18:02 | More by garuda
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-26-2013 00:51:03 | More by RyanAU
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-18-2013 15:36:34 | More by briandaube
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-11-2013 23:03:07 | More by Hockey_Fan
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Kenzie

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-22-2013 07:06:21 | More by Kenzie
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-12-2013 13:09:28 | More by IPAchris
Sum'r Summer Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.