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Summer Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 19
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 160 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
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ncherf

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

05-16-2014 01:14:47 | More by ncherf
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fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-02-2014 22:53:04 | More by fthegiants
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Dylanjf

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-02-2014 21:05:02 | More by Dylanjf
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Gobzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-02-2014 00:25:10 | More by Gobzilla
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etrenty

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-25-2014 22:07:18 | More by etrenty
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-20-2014 05:48:41 | More by Dave_Treat
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CaptainQ

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-30-2014 18:04:37 | More by CaptainQ
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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2014 23:27:35 | More by 510a
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-03-2014 20:03:39 | More by Kurmaraja
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-16-2013 16:56:45 | More by jaydoc
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-09-2013 07:09:55 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Chingringo

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.2%

09-21-2013 20:29:21 | More by Chingringo
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DMB

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-31-2013 07:49:48 | More by DMB
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-29-2013 23:54:03 | More by millerbuffoon
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 03:46:24 | More by zeledonia
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C_S

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

08-22-2013 18:05:19 | More by C_S
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-22-2013 14:24:02 | More by Sipchue
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BradStokley

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-21-2013 22:11:52 | More by BradStokley
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kmoen

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-20-2013 06:04:32 | More by kmoen
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-20-2013 06:03:58 | More by BAsbill
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Hubarooski

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-17-2013 02:05:00 | More by Hubarooski
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fsck

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-16-2013 17:57:47 | More by fsck
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RJLarse

Washington

4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 23:42:03 | More by RJLarse
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-11-2013 02:38:00 | More by PHBoiler
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RayUF07

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-09-2013 23:55:28 | More by RayUF07
Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.