Summer Ale - Fremont Brewing Company
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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
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
Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
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