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SummerBright Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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SummerBright AleSummerBright Ale

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520 Ratings

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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 14.64%
Wants: 5
Gots: 35 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

05-25-2012 00:28:28 | More by Jmick28
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

05-24-2012 00:54:07 | More by Fattsmagee
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3.13/5  rDev -2.5%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a lightly hazed orange yellow color with a big billowy white head. The head fades quite fast to give a nice level of lacing.

Smell – Aromas of wheat and yeast are the most heavy. There are aromas of some lighter citrus mixed within. Lemon and a very light grapefruit.

Taste – A very light wheat flavor greets the tongue. This is mixed with a little bit of lemon citrus. As the flavor advances some lighter flavors of yeast and spice come to the tongue. These take to the taste to the end leaving a semi-sweet citrus wheat flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The brew is light in body and higher in carbonation. Very fitting for the style. The bubbles excite while the body makes it very easy to drink.

Overall – A nice light god session beer for the summer months. It is perfect for sitting outside and enjoying in the presence of friends over a long evening. If looking for something intensely flavorful however this is a beer to avoid.

05-20-2012 01:40:30 | More by Darkmagus82
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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

05-19-2012 21:17:25 | More by JustinWhipple
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-15-2012 21:53:08 | More by Blaze5445
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4.65/5  rDev +44.9%

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a hazy, faded golden color. A light frothy white head sits on top and dissipates to a few random patches of bubbles. Lacing is light and minimal. The beer smells fresh and of lemongrass and faint citrus. Very malty. The taste is bright and clean. The sharp, citrus notes are up front but do not dominate. Subdued malt presence with lemon and orange notes. Very clean. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a crisp finish.

Overall, this is a very fresh summer beer. Great for grilling, or sitting on the deck all night. Low ABV. I love it as my Summer go-to.

05-12-2012 23:05:27 | More by JuicesFlowing
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

05-12-2012 19:17:57 | More by mzeld
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New York

4/5  rDev +24.6%

05-12-2012 05:32:50 | More by logicalparadox
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

05-10-2012 01:40:07 | More by SFC21
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-07-2012 23:48:45 | More by songoose
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-05-2012 22:52:49 | More by kevgod
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

05-05-2012 15:11:12 | More by wchris21
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

04-30-2012 16:43:31 | More by Mikeymcglynnigan
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3.48/5  rDev +8.4%

Sampled from a bottle at Wolfbrau House of Beer in St Peters, MO

A: White 1/2" head w/ good retention. Crystal clear deep golden.

S: Lemon zest, orange peel, crackery grain background.

T: Sweet, crisp, medium bodied. Lemon and orange do not come through as much in the flavor. Crackery malt, maybe a little diacetyl, but not enough to be certain. Very nice, simple blonde ale.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

OI: A good blonde ale with some interesting aromatic notes. Great representation of a style you'll typically find on tap at your local brewpub.

04-28-2012 23:22:19 | More by Megahertz
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3.08/5  rDev -4%

12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a clear paler gold, with several rich foamy fingers of bright-white head. This readily shrinks down but swirling does get this back up to a frothy ½ finger, which leaves back thick heavy swathes of sticky lace behind. The aroma smells floral and citric, with notes of lemon and lime that mix in the sweet and slightly tart breadiness of the wheat. The freshness of the nose here pretty much carries this.

The taste is similar, with mostly a smack of fresh lemon and lime character, a touch of dry citrus rind bitterness, and then the crisp sweetness of the wheat both complimenting and balancing out the citrus. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied, with a gentle prickliness on the tongue and then more of a smooth creaminess on the edges. Pretty easy feel here overall.

This was pretty straightforward with its flavors and while fairly breezy and inoffensive on the palate, this wasn’t overly memorable either. I’d probably be hard pressed to remember anything about other than its easy drinkability if I hadn’t taken notes.

04-24-2012 14:18:01 | More by Kegatron
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

04-23-2012 02:53:41 | More by DonFrap
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New York

2.7/5  rDev -15.9%

Hazy dark straw with fine particles in suspension. A scant white head momentarily flashes above just long enough to leave a ring of lace on a tulip glass.

Some clove and coriander are equal to wet cardboard. The date code on the bottle is indecipherable and, from memory, my first bottle was similarly disappointing.

Tastes like a wheat ale, just uninspired. There is sweet grain here with yeast adding a slight musty fruit. All rather muddled and followed by a lingering acrid flavor.

Medium body with fizzy carbonation, no alcohol and a dry finish.

While suitable for consumption, more likely to be intended to be consumed en masse by the masses. This one lacks the qualities I seek in a beer.

04-21-2012 21:51:35 | More by SLeffler27
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

04-17-2012 02:21:40 | More by tln13
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

04-16-2012 15:50:51 | More by beerrooster
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

03-08-2012 06:36:58 | More by OldTime
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

02-27-2012 15:30:55 | More by Arherring
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.5%

02-04-2012 20:06:58 | More by cjtwigger
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

01-09-2012 04:12:25 | More by GRG1313
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

01-09-2012 02:47:07 | More by imperialking
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +9%

01-03-2012 20:29:57 | More by khunter311
SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
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