SummerBright Ale - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by JohnnyJam:
3/5 rDev -6.5%
When I was in CO, I was given a 6-pack of cans. Thank you very much. Now it's time to review. I had this on tap at the Breckenridge Brewery but didn't review it at the time.
Poured from a can with no date code into a pint glass and got 1 1/2 fingers of head.
A: Pours a yellow straw color with 1 1/2 fingers of head that dissipates rather quickly to just cover the top of the glass but that stays until the end.
S: There is really nothing too much. Maybe a smell of yeast and some wheat.
T: Again, there is really nothing there. Some wheat is about all. I was expecting at least a little orange and lemon. It's kind of bland. That's what I thought of it on tap, too.
M: It is medium boded and finishes a little dry. The carbonation leaves quickly so I becomes bland fast and it is especially bland at the end. It is drinkable, though.
O: This is not my favorite beer but it is not a drain pour either. I guess that I'm more disappointed than anything in that I didn't notice any orange or lemon or anything citrusy. I am glad that I tried it, though. I don't think I will go to it again.
08-18-2013 04:12:14 | More by JohnnyJam
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
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