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Summer Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.76%


Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 06-06-2010)
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Reviews by Sky2625:
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Sky2625

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Locol Barley & Vine. Poured to a standard pint glass (this review from notes taken 7/30/11 - lost the notes, then found them...)

A - Poured a deep golden yellow, nearly amber with a foamy 1-finger near-white head. Several carbonation streams helped with already good retention. Heavy lacing.

S - Fresh scent, moderate piney hop well-balanced with an edge of citrus. Hoppier scent than your typical light yellow summer ale.

T - Citrusy/floral hop flavor to start, followed by mild but lingering bitterness balanced with mild malty sweetness, and finishes with a bit of sunny wheat/grain, and a flash of orange. Hoppier flavor than a typical summer ale, and the flash of orange is very nice.

M - Light to medium body, mild bite of carbonation, thirst-quenching and slightly crisp.

D - Very good. Sweet and bitter very well-balanced. It's thirst-quenching and refreshing.

Much better than your average summer beer, given it's flavorful and pleasant character.

Since I enjoy trying beers I've never had before, I tend to bemoan the opportunity cost of drinking something I've already had. But Solstice is one of the beers I feel hardly any compunction about returning to again and again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2011 17:31:42 | More by Sky2625
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted 23 May 2013. Somehow I misplaced my notes from this, and just found them now. Tasted out in the woods, camping roadside in Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest.

Pours a nice pale golden amber-yellow. 95% clear; I can see through it, but there's a little blur to my fingers on the other side. Streams of bubbles spiraling up. Two fingers of white head with just a little yellow to it, dense and foamy. Stick archipelagos of lacing on the glass.

Has a really nice citrus hop smell. Pretty sweet, like sweet oranges. Very nice. A little bit of tang, like a clementine with that tangy sweet orange. Good support from the malts. Main complaint is the faintness.

Taste is quite clean and crisp, with just enough bitterness to be refreshing but not so much as to overtop other flavors. Just that little hop bite for crispness is an excellent balance to the sweetness. Citrus flavor comes through a bit, which pleases me, as it's rare that those softer hop characters come through in the taste.

Feel is really light. Clean and thin, with a little tingle of carbonation. Just the perfect amount of carb, and it comes late, right as the bitterness from the hops is popping up.

A really good, clean, nicely dry-hopped pale ale. Not on the level of PseudoSue or Zombie Dust, but definitely in that top tier below those two standouts. I like the citrus and the twang in the smell. I like the taste. Nothing fancy, but a really smooth, clean, enjoyable beer. Like taking a decent pale ale and pulling everything bad out of it. Not chock full of greatness, but there's nothing bad I can possibly come up with to say about it.

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08-26-2013 03:46:24 | More by zeledonia
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I bought a bomber of Fremont Summer Ale in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale gold color, clear with a few bubbles rising in the glass, and capped by a frothy stark white head.

Smell is sweet and floral, an orange blossom aroma, with some soft fruit scents along side, like pears and honeydew melons.

Taste is a light sweet bread flavor up front, with a hint of pineapple and dry coriander spice finish, and a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

Overall a very tastey and drinkable summer ale. Perfect for a warm August day.

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Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.