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SummerBright Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

Not Rated.
SummerBright AleSummerBright Ale

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213 Reviews

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Reviews: 213
Hads: 604
Avg: 3.17
pDev: 25.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 79 | 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:
Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-30-2002

Enjoy Poolside or Sprinklerside. Breck Brew's SummerBright is the result. The craftsman's touch combines white wheat, two row pale and munich malt with the pacific northwest's most intriguing hops to create a bright, clean ale ideal for picnicking, evenings on the screen porch and enjoying the whims of the summer breeze.
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Reviews: 213 | Hads: 604
Reviews by Whiskeydeez:
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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Photo of JPowell712
3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a bad offering, but a little too weak and mild on the flavor for me. Off of the pour, I got a nice vibrant orange color, but the carbonation seemed low. The smell was subtle citrus and pepper. The taste was nice, I got a mild and crisp hop taste. This was not bitter at all. I also picked up hints of orange and/or lemon peel and pepper. Overall not a bad offering, I just found it a little dull and mild for my taste buds. I would say this is a very average middle of the road beer.

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Photo of hopsleeroy
2.53/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of TTripp725
2.01/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Duster72
2.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of petewheeler
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Jason
3.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of tigg924
3.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Meyers1023
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of asuburbanman
3.51/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Osiris9588
3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of juicebox
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of BranfordBound
3.08/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice looking beer with a great aroma. Sweet citrus and orange juice on display with a bit of spice. The taste is totally disappointing though. It's not bad, just boring. Very mild and clean, so maybe good for the beach or a picnic.

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Photo of ADR
2.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of tallfellapgh
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of LXIXME
2.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Arherring
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Brenden
3.13/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of RDW
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of sloejams
3.62/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.