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SummerBright Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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SummerBright AleSummerBright Ale

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554 Ratings

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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 49 | 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

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Ratings: 554 | Reviews: 210
Photo of ohiobeer29
1.1/5  rDev -65.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Another basic summer ale good for sumer time

Photo of nathanmiller
3.85/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 8/3/2014. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, citrus peel, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and balance of pale malt, citrus peel, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very solid pale wheat ale style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt, citrus peel, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

Photo of MattM
3.01/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of gordonj
4.1/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good light refreshing beer.

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +24.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.2/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.04/5  rDev +25.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.84/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.12/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ILuvBeer
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Good, especially for $20 a case

Photo of seedyone
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09/02/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. When the glass went under my nose I had a flash of a soapy smell. A clean fresh but soapy smell. Thank goodness that did not translate on the tongue or palate.

Everything here seems to be in the middle. Very slight dryness, but not the 'brightness' the name implies. Light tastes with a medium plus body.

Not sure where this is going or even wants to be.

(Example: Your driving down the road....open road...you stop for a hitchhiker...a hitchhiking couple...they get in...you drive on...converse..all very pleasant...& they get out. Nice but WTF will you remember except you gave some people a ride.)

Back to the Breckenridge effort...I drank a beer.

Photo of clausr
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of StephRai
3/5  rDev -6.5%

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SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
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