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SummerBright Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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SummerBright AleSummerBright Ale

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BA SCORE
74
okay

514 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-30-2002)
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BillyPirate

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +32.4%

12-29-2012 21:20:42 | More by BillyPirate
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hopsleeroy

North Carolina

2.53/5  rDev -21.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A-Straw golden color, head dissipated quickly
S-Grainy smell, little bit of hops(maybe just hoping there was)
T-Light grain, slightly bready, a little sour, some hops at the end. Where is the wheat?
M-Not bad in the mouth, decently carbonated
D-Just not a very good beer. I barely finished this one.

06-06-2008 21:15:55 | More by hopsleeroy
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

04-10-2013 02:29:51 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Duster72

Indiana

2.78/5  rDev -13.4%

Pours a clear golden color with little to no head and no lacing. Aroma is bready/yeasty. Taste is very bready malts with little to no wheat and no distinguishable citrus. Taste is similar to Budweiser. Mouthfeel is fine for the style and it's relatively drinkable as a lawnmower beer. Unremarkable.

04-19-2007 00:42:57 | More by Duster72
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petewheeler

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-15-2014 03:45:46 | More by petewheeler
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +10%

12oz can with no freshness date.

LOOK: Clear straw, lacing holds, some bubbles

SMELL: Lemon zest, orange pith, bready, clean, faint hops, grapenuts

TASTE: Crisp, moderate body, wheat, bready, slightly toasty, nutty, citrus peel smack, dry, clean, mild bitterness, quick to finish

Somewhat of a no frills summer brew, typical but it works. The lemon / orange twist does well here and is not overwhelming.

07-02-2012 04:03:47 | More by Jason
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -3.4%

Appearance: hazy, golden-yellow in color, 1/4 inch head, high carbonation

Smell: sugar, wheat, and lemon

Taste: sugar, wheat, lemon, and underlying citrus hops

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, nice combo of sweet and bitter

Overall: An average summer beer in every sense of the word. Not a bad beer, but not one I will go out of my way for either.

09-21-2011 13:15:23 | More by tigg924
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Meyers1023

Texas

3/5  rDev -6.5%

08-07-2014 04:20:49 | More by Meyers1023
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Osiris9588

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev +2.2%

12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear pale gold. One finger white head is creamy, but doesn't stick around for long. Some spotty big-bubbled lacing hangs on.

The aroma is yeasty, accented by some floral hoppy notes and dry, slightly spiced malt, with a little bit of cardboard thrown in. The flavor is very grainy with citrusy hops and a bit of a metallic aftertaste. Not all that much going on.

It's extremly light bodied. It demonstrates very little complexity, but it is bright and vibrant and shows some action on the tongue, with a subtle berry finish. Very drinkable, just not all that intersting. But, it is a summer beer, and works well as that, on a hot day or with spicy food.

05-20-2007 20:59:01 | More by Osiris9588
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juicebox

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +9%

08-17-2014 20:11:01 | More by juicebox
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-30-2013 02:21:53 | More by Cynic-ale
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-02-2014 17:43:17 | More by GOBLIN
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +9%

07-03-2012 05:16:04 | More by amstokesdb9
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ADR

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -10.3%

Clear-as-a-bell light gold appearance with a frothy head that's down to a skim in half a minute. Laces in mostly small dots. Honeyish aroma, hints of hay and wild yeast. Light mouthfeel, carbonation is relatively subdued. Standard malt offering, a bit of brown sugar sweetness and a vague citrus tang that's mostly a memory at a pretty thin close. Some tea-like qualities late in the profile, low hop impression and esters are small and masked by sweetness. Somewhat metallic all the way around, but I guess it should be a little better drinker in the hot weather.

04-05-2005 14:38:23 | More by ADR
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +24.6%

05-23-2014 23:03:47 | More by tallfellapgh
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.93/5  rDev -8.7%

Big white to slightly off white head just sort of sits there above a cloudy well carbonated washed out straw golden colored beer.

Light lemon citrus aroma without much else going on.

Light lemon and orange citrus taste, seems slightly washed out.

Light almost lemon sourish and slightly dry aftertaste on this light bodied beer.

Pretty light tasting beer, might be a nice beer to have in the evening on a super hot summer night.

09-26-2013 19:26:22 | More by LXIXME
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Arherring

Indiana

3/5  rDev -6.5%

02-27-2012 15:30:55 | More by Arherring
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-16-2014 00:57:29 | More by JMS1512
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Brenden

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -2.5%

This one's a golden yellow, paler than I thought it would be. There's a decent head that retains itself fairly well and a ring of lacing is left in the glass.
There's a little sweetness with something earthy in there. Hops presence is very light but discernible. This is almost like a macro.
There's a wheat backing with a mild hops presence, and the earthiness is in the flavor as well. There's also something a little astringent and I find myself wondering if I'm tasting adjuncts in here.
The body is light to moderate and the mouthfeel is a moderate balance of crisp and smooth, but neither is at an impressive level.
I was a little surprised by this one and somewhat disappointed.

09-02-2009 01:28:09 | More by Brenden
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RDW

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-30-2012 03:43:14 | More by RDW
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sloejams

California

3.6/5  rDev +12.1%

part of the sampler at the Breckinridge BBQ & Brew Pub, Denver

We started lightest to darkest. Maybe not the best way, especially with a DIPA in the middle - but it worked out. This was a citrus wheat, quite light in color and taste. It was easy-drinking and quite refreshing. I'm sure this sells well with the recent boom in popularity of the hefes and such. I enjoyed it enough, but I kept looking forward to the bigger ales.

09-13-2006 21:10:52 | More by sloejams
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wander4

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-19-2013 23:20:02 | More by wander4
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3/5  rDev -6.5%

02-17-2013 16:43:20 | More by BamfBacon
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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +10%

A - Slightly cloudy marigold brew with a crisp white head and good lace.

S - Lemon-bread. Sassafras. Chamomile tea.

T - More lemon baked goods. Lemon girl scout cookies. Grassy and herbal.

M - Light bodied and drinkable. Light, refreshing and spot on for summer drinking...too bad it's Halloween and 50 degrees out right now.

10-31-2012 20:15:12 | More by pmcadamis
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TrentWoody

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev -3.4%

I wasn't a big fan of this beer but it was ok. I purchased a single at a liquor store here... so it may have been old, but the date was not notched on the label. The color and clarity is what I expected with a slight haze. Not much head and very little lacing. A little bit of citrus flavor, but not the wheat flavor that I expected.

01-21-2011 21:29:57 | More by TrentWoody
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SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.