Summer Session Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.3/5 rDev -1.5%
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Relic Brewing imperial pint glass.
A: Very pale, light, straw yellow color with a foamy, one-finger head of white carbonation that left some webby, soapy lacing. Slight protein chilled haze.
S: Very bready and grainy with hints of herbal hops, no real fruitiness perceived, just the nice, toasted bread aroma.
T: Sweet, bready and bitter flavor up front,t he brew has some minimal cooked veggie flavors that roll into an all out, lightly toasted bake shop selection. When the slightly metallic hops hit towards the finish, it throws some spicy, bitter resins back onto the palate, but it stays pretty malty throughout.
M: A bit dense for a blonde, but smooth and malty with some flash bitterness and a little acidity in the finish.
O: This is a pretty average blonde ale at 4.9% and although I like the bready consistency of the brew, it has some shortcomings, namely the acidity, off hop flavors and slight metallic taste that doesn;t jive well with the medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not horrible but I'm not going back for more.
07-23-2012 02:06:12 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.25/5 rDev -3%
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color with some orange highlights, topped with a finger of white head, speckled with more orange tints that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that covered the entire top of the beer.
Aroma: Malty and citrusy, like a piece of bread topped with orange marmalade. Floral notes of freshly cut grass and clover finish the aroma.
Taste: Malty, citrusy and floral. Fresh bread up front, followed by citrus notes of oranges, grapefruit and star fruit. Slight sweetness, like candied sugar, finished by some nicely balanced hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds.
Overall: Nicely crafted beer with some good citrus and hops that provide a good, refreshing beer.
08-29-2013 21:50:32 | More by Jeffreysan
3.78/5 rDev +12.8%
Review from notes. Have had this on tap at both the brewery and at Pickled Pig in Rehoboth.
A: Summer sessions is a slightly hazy golden color with a 1.5 finger, white/sudsy head. Moderate retention, but not much lacing.
S: Lightly hopped, some citrus coming through as lemon, light floral aroma, with a heavy hand of bready/doughy malt.
T: Not as hoppy as I was expecting, though they are present as some lemon zest and grass with a heavy dough/bready malt bill on the backend. Slightly bitter finish.
M:Light to medium bodied, carbonation level is high, giving it a bubbly mouthfeel. Fits for the style and the time of year I want to drink it.
O: Light, easy drinking, and enjoyable. Can't ask for much more. Would be a great beer for a BBQ on a hot day, if it were available for such a thing. For now, will have to look for it at local bars or grab it at the brewery when I go.
06-20-2011 19:57:21 | More by mdaschaf
3.18/5 rDev -5.1%
On tap @ Kloby's Smokehouse (Laurel, MD) on 8/13/11. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a clear paler gold in the glass, with roughly a finger or so of bright-white head. This mostly retains with some foamy edging and thin wisps across the center, leaving back some light spotty lacing that sticks to the sides. The aroma smells grassy and fruity in the nose, with some light complimentary spice notes. Grains have a supportive sweetness to them underneath, while a bit of musty yeast hangs on the edges.
The taste is sweet with grains and even sweeter with fruit character. Hops have a moderately grassy and lightly citric presence to them. The finish has some dryness to it but I’m once again picking up that musty yeastiness here, which lingers on the palate a bit like a Lager would. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied overall, with some crispness to the carbonation on top, that then gives away to more of a creamy smoothness underneath. This generally has a pretty quenching feel that really helps this along.
This was OK. Honestly, the profiles here just came across as a bit boring and the strength of the fruit and malt together just gave the taste a certain amount of thickness that I wouldn’t consider overly sessionable. The body does keep this in the game a bit but I ultimately probably wouldn’t be interested in another glass of this.
08-15-2011 14:37:29 | More by Kegatron
District of Columbia
2.95/5 rDev -11.9%
Good carbonation and a light body. Pilsner-like finish. Nothing amazing. drinkable. prefer some of their other offerings. However looking forward to trying on tap in DC soon. smell isn't that appealing. Appearance is a dark straw color with nice streams of bubbles throughout the drinking.
05-20-2013 03:39:09 | More by Swift989
3.95/5 rDev +17.9%
A growler filled yesterday at the brewery. My review contemplates this beer as a blonde ale.
A: The session ale is a pale yellow color, easily passing for a macro or pale lager. Crystal clear, the ale supported a two finger white head on the first pour. That head left lacing all around the mouth of the glass.
S: Pale ale? No. Blonde ale? Yes. The ale has light biscuity nose, a soft sweetness that remains through the entire brew. Light citrus hops build of the malty sweetness but never get too strong.
T: Soft and fruity, the ale is a nice accompaniment to a sweltering Friday. The light grains have a solid sweetness running through them, apples and grapes in particular. Those flavors and the lightness lead me back to blonde ale but I'll trust that the proper level of diligence was performed. Behind the malts, light hops have citrus flavors but never come to the forefront. The finish reminds me of a saison, just a little mustiness there. The sweetness of the malts makes the ale work, APA or not.
M: The ale is sweet and refreshing, a nice low-alcohol brew for warmer days. The malt profile owns the flavor with great elan, a light beer that packs a great deal of flavor.
08-26-2011 21:56:56 | More by akorsak
5/5 rDev +49.3%
Bottom line, this is a perfect summer beer! It accomplishes exactly what it wants. It's very tasty, light, crisp and refreshing! It has some lemon notes but they are very faint. It's extremely smooth.
Great summer beer!
A very easy to drink beer. Enjoy!
07-04-2012 01:55:17 | More by Cookie8
Summer Session Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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