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Sum'r Summer Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-02-2014 12:37:42 | More by OnWisconsin
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-28-2014 00:35:14 | More by scruffwhor
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CTSurfrider

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-27-2014 01:16:58 | More by CTSurfrider
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-25-2014 17:55:05 | More by PopnLoads
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woodchipper

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

06-24-2014 23:39:04 | More by woodchipper
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allengarvin

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -1.7%

Like the Wyld, this is another extremely pale beer, with excellent head retention and nice lacing. The nose, though, is extremely faint, just some distant hops. The flavor leans toward the sweet side, with a clean, though slightly grainy, malt profile. Some bitterness comes through at the end, drying things a little, but not much hop flavor exists.

Rather bland and uninteresting.

06-24-2014 01:28:51 | More by allengarvin
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-23-2014 02:08:10 | More by Whiskeydeez
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-22-2014 03:04:43 | More by heerboth
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-22-2014 02:16:10 | More by djrn2
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-22-2014 00:31:23 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-21-2014 22:17:52 | More by WVbeergeek
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DavidGross

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-19-2014 04:45:59 | More by DavidGross
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jdrankin

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-18-2014 22:34:06 | More by jdrankin
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-17-2014 02:33:27 | More by dmorgan310
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dmf01

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-15-2014 23:32:39 | More by dmf01
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%

Had this on 2014-06-15 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear yellow with a 2-finger white head that lasts quite awhile. Lots of bubbles. Good lace.

S - Grass, rising bread dough and some citrus.

T - Much like the smell with bread, yeast, grass and a touch of lemon. Finishes with a nice dollop of pepper and lingering bitterness. Very dry.

M - Light body and medium-high carbonation. Pretty thin.

O - Plenty of flavor for 4% although day-to-day, I rather have a low ABV Pils like Troegs Sunshine Pils or Pilsner Urquell. I'd also take 21st Amendment Bitter American over this; keeping in mind, they all have about 10% more alcohol. Still; this is a good beer and I'll have it again.

06-15-2014 20:30:35 | More by Tucquan
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Holdren84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14%

06-15-2014 16:55:08 | More by Holdren84
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dedbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14%

06-15-2014 14:48:58 | More by dedbeer
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cbuckl14

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-15-2014 14:11:05 | More by cbuckl14
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wolf_switzer

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-15-2014 07:25:24 | More by wolf_switzer
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sudsofluv

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-15-2014 03:20:12 | More by sudsofluv
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.6/5  rDev +2.6%

The summer thirst quenches with a Western taste that carries the sensibility of lager but with the complexity of unmistakable American ale. Uinta reminds us that we don't have to rely on bland adjunct lagers to do this job anymore.

Sum'r leaps right out with sharp hop aromas and supporting malt sweetness. The essence of orange, lemon and grapefruit lay on the early palate with the taste of slightly under-ripened citrus peels. Its grainy-sweet, wafer-thin sweetness is modestly bready and just shy of caramel or faint honey.

Across the middle, the creamy sweetness begins to dissolve and leaves a spicy, peppery and pleasant grass property to link up with the established citrus flavors. A mild bread and powdered sugar support hangs on for dear life as the ale tries despirately to close dry and quick.

Yet, prevailing hops win out in finish, giving a spicy crispness of noble German hop spiciness along with the classic grapefruit and orange peel acidity that make American ales so irresistible. Outlasting its fast-fleeting malt dryness, the beer closes with an aftertaste of lemongrass and lemon pepper.

One thing's for sure- Uinta has done a fine job of capturing the taste of summer and the sun in a bottle.

06-13-2014 02:32:08 | More by BEERchitect
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-09-2014 02:04:43 | More by KevMo84
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-07-2014 13:23:26 | More by xJMFCx
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +16.2%

12 ounce can - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Before: 07/28/2014

Appearance: Glugs from the can a lightly hazy, pale straw-hued body with a half-inch of white froth. Modest lacing.

Smell: A tad doughy, subtly grainy malts with a sliver of implied sweetness on the taste. Obliging citrus mixture from the hops, also subdued hints of leaf and spice.

Taste: Doughy, scantly grainy pale malts with a small pinch of table sugar. Pop of fruitiness, with a nice zesty, citrusy hop quality hinting of lime in addition to the typical lemon. Meager bit of spice. Lightly bitter. Clean, drying, crisp finish with just a bit of lingering citrus fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Just a bit above medium carbonation.

Overall: A solid, refreshing ale available in a can that delivers a fair amount of flavor in contrast to its low alcohol.

06-06-2014 03:51:12 | More by ChainGangGuy
Sum'r Summer Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.