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SummerBright Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

526 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 38 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
Photo of coldmeat23
2.53/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP: Chilled to approx 45 degrees

Golden yellow with a hint of amber. Thick white head that leaves a slight foam on the surface. Good retention and lacing.

Lime, orange, grass. Hops and a little bit of yeast.

Tangy citrus flavors, mostly lemon/lime attack first. Followed by a bland sweetness and some light wheat notes.

It's got an okay body, but the citrusy flavor somehow seems to cut into what might have been a decent thing.

Unimpressive. Don't think I'll try this one again for a couple seasons.

coldmeat23, Aug 28, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of hopsleeroy
2.53/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

hopsleeroy, Jun 06, 2008
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Duster72
2.78/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Duster72, Apr 19, 2007
Photo of petewheeler
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev +10%
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.

Jason, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

tigg924, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of Meyers1023
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Meyers1023, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Osiris9588
3.28/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Osiris9588, May 20, 2007
Photo of juicebox
3.5/5  rDev +9%

juicebox, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of GOBLIN
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

GOBLIN, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of amstokesdb9
3.5/5  rDev +9%

amstokesdb9, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of ADR
2.88/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

ADR, Apr 05, 2005
Photo of tallfellapgh
4/5  rDev +24.6%

tallfellapgh, May 24, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
2.93/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

LXIXME, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Arherring
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Arherring, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

JMS1512, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.13/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Brenden, Sep 02, 2009
Photo of RDW
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

RDW, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of sloejams
3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

sloejams, Sep 13, 2006
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

wander4, Aug 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

BamfBacon, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of pmcadamis
3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

pmcadamis, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of TrentWoody
3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

TrentWoody, Jan 21, 2011
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SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.