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SummerBright Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

485 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 15%
Wants: 3
Gots: 25 | 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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smakawhat

Maryland

2.66/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass.

A sudsy and thin bleach white head, grows to about two fingers on the pour, sits on top of a clear slightly pale and brass yellow body. Lots of cola carbonation and rising bubbles, most of it rising quite quickly. Head settles to a filmy soapy thin puck.

Rank nose. Hints of bile and sticky yeast no matching sense of fruit mentioned from the label. Not even a sense of malt on this either.

Palate matches the nose which makes for not a real fun experience. First sip is very much like first smell, rank and dirty a bit. Wet palate barely manages to hold the flavor. Now sense of chewy wheat backbone to this at all. Afterfinsh surprisingly produces most of the flavor and enjoyment giving this beer nearly an okay grade but not quite. Afterfinish brings a bit of a doughy wheat texture, but there is no fruit taste this though.

Overall this is pretty disappointing for what it claims. No sense of orange. lemon, or barely and malt with a rank bouquet. I'll pass.

Serving type: can

06-07-2013 21:36:40 | More by smakawhat
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Breckinridge : SummerBright

LOOK: Clear deep straw colored beer with a short lived white topping that recedes to a ring. Leaves behind some lace on the pint. Appears like a lighter summer option which is all the rage in these times.
SMELL: Juicy citrus with orange, lemon and lime.
TASTE: Malt and wheat up front, giving way to squeezed lemon and orange peel. Hops are also citrusy with a faint note of pine.
FEEL: Light to medium bodied, and well carbonated. Finishes nice and balanced, with a small dry hop.
OVERALL: A refreshing summer option. Has a good body, full on citrus and complimentary hoppy bitterness. I could see myself having a few of these at a BBQ.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 23:29:19 | More by Stinkypuss
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

06-04-2013 12:42:05 | More by Chris77McGrath
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

06-03-2013 00:56:10 | More by Chugs13
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Huffs

New York

2.83/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams glass with a nice full head developing which laced and lasted a short time. Appearance was golden, straw with a slight cloudy look. Aroma was very mild with hints of fruit and citrus. Tast was of mild citrus, fruit and some grain. Light mouthfeel and aftertaste.

Serving type: can

06-01-2013 23:14:00 | More by Huffs
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borg166

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

05-31-2013 01:54:13 | More by borg166
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-29-2013 16:50:37 | More by InspectorBob
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-28-2013 21:09:34 | More by jklecko2
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

05-26-2013 01:17:05 | More by JayKay412
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pkjorgy

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-26-2013 00:36:32 | More by pkjorgy
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BWarrington

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

05-26-2013 00:20:27 | More by BWarrington
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KingMe

Illinois

2/5  rDev -37.5%

05-24-2013 23:58:03 | More by KingMe
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-22-2013 22:38:22 | More by Morey
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-16-2013 01:25:46 | More by lucasj82
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

05-16-2013 00:44:19 | More by MinorThreat
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.3%

05-12-2013 18:08:49 | More by mikeburd1128
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

05-10-2013 22:29:30 | More by nmann08
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jonkerbaugh

Colorado

4/5  rDev +25%

05-08-2013 21:30:43 | More by jonkerbaugh
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JoeLacy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

05-07-2013 21:44:20 | More by JoeLacy
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

05-07-2013 19:00:30 | More by MeisterMayhem
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ystazi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

05-04-2013 01:00:53 | More by ystazi
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

05-03-2013 00:32:04 | More by sgregory
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

appearance - very light like a lager w/ virtually no head

smell - mild w/ slight mixed fruit

taste - very weak. No taste of grains whatsoever

mouthfeel - soft carbonation. a beer you could drink all night if the flavor was right.

overall - not one to find it's way back to my frig.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 00:10:39 | More by Segelstrom
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ninaturner

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-20-2013 00:05:11 | More by ninaturner
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.66/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

i think I probably like this one a little more than the masses here. fresh on tap its a really nice sessionable brew, and even though it snowed 6 inches last night, it brought me to summertime right away. it pours just slightly hazy, pale yellow in color, with an inch of short lived white head. the nose is fresh lemons and white wheat malt, a good combo for summer. there is also a brighter ale yeast that gives an interesting touch of spice, and a ton of carbonation, which contributes to a refreshing beer for summer. the lemon peel is strong in the flavor, not acidic, but tart for sure. it cuts some of the heavier wheat flavors, and leaves the brew with a zesty and clean finish. this isn't a particularly adventurous brew, but compared to some other breck seasonals, this one is a little more inspired, and one I may find myself enjoying quite a bit of as the warmer weather comes in. the body is light but the beers isn't watery. it also tastes a lot more fresh than breck beers usually do to me, not adjunct or preservative heavy, this is a more than adequate addition to the summer beer shelf.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2013 18:45:11 | More by StonedTrippin
SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.