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Summer Session Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Summer Session AleSummer Session Ale

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-21-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

11-19-2012 20:41:29 | More by duceswild
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-26-2012 03:20:04 | More by t0rin0
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09-15-2012 03:24:08 | More by WDJersey
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-05-2012 00:03:12 | More by SPRichard
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Kgrubb1224

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -26%

08-31-2012 14:19:42 | More by Kgrubb1224
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

08-05-2012 00:50:03 | More by 2dogbrew
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 7.28.12.

A - Pours a pale, hazy orange with a smaller white head.

S - Pilsner malt, wheat, and lemon.

T - Creamy orange, lemon, wheat.

D - Good carbonation and a light body. Pilsner-like finish.

O - Light and citrusy - Good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 05:42:48 | More by HuskyinPDX
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-03-2012 22:30:36 | More by mscott1975
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slvrmon82

Delaware

4/5  rDev +18.3%

07-23-2012 02:36:10 | More by slvrmon82
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 02:06:12 | More by Gambrinus1184
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

07-21-2012 15:16:07 | More by csmartin6
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NumberNone

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

07-15-2012 22:18:39 | More by NumberNone
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larryi86

Delaware

4.13/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A hazy straw color with three white head.

S- Pale malts, lemons vest, bready.

T- Grainy malts, earthy hops, lemon zest, great balance.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body, high carbonation.

O- A nice easy drink summer beer. Not Evolution's tastiest beer, but still good. I will pick this up again.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 21:25:10 | More by larryi86
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

4oz taster at the Salisbury tasting room on 7/3/12.

A: Slightly hazy golden yellow color. Bright white finger of head. Leaves some lacing sheets. Obviously no alcohol feet.

S: Euro hops. Grassy grainy malts. Light citrus notes.

T: Flavor follows the nose. Light, grassy hops. Thin grainy malts. Crisp citrus aromas. For the style, it works.

M: Light session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 19:36:38 | More by inlimbo77
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: yellow in color with a 1" head that lasts a bit.

Smell: a very mild lemon citrus aroma is all you can detect here.

Taste: very light grainy malt base with some lemon zest, grass, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Very crisp and refreshing throughout. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: this is a very easy drinking summer ale with a decent flavor profile. Very refreshing too.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 00:58:43 | More by Gavage
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briandaube

Delaware

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-08-2012 18:56:41 | More by briandaube
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Cookie8

Maryland

5/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 01:55:17 | More by Cookie8
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Maryland

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Texas

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Florida

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Maryland

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -11.2%

11-23-2011 23:53:26 | More by jenray
Summer Session Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.