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SummerBright Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

549 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 42 | 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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Photo of amstokesdb9
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

amstokesdb9, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Jason, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of grubefresh
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

grubefresh, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of argock
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Pale yellow with mild haze and a short white head that fades quickly and leaves only a few scraps of lace.

S: Very light slightly herbal and citrus hops aroma with mostly lemon zest and some floral notes. Pale maltiness is pretty soft and seems thin as well.

T: The flavor pretty much echoes the aroma with only a touch more power in the taste intensity with more citrus and floral hoppiness coming through, but still pretty nondescript.

M: Light and thin with too much carbonation.

O: Definitely one to skip this season -- there are many, many better summer ales out there. 4 average ratings says it all.

argock, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
3.98/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-bubbly gold with a nice white head

S-creamy and grassy grains. There's a decent crispness to it. Good strength

T-comes in with a very grainy taste, once again slightly grassy and creamy, but mostly all grains. It's a very smooth and clean taste. Crisp with a good matching after-taste and just a hint of bitterness.

M-medium creamy carbonation, somewhat watery, with a dry finish

O-this is a good summer beer. Very crisp and clean. It has a good lightness to it but lacks any hint to adjunct ingredients that I often find with summer beers. It's simple. I like it.

AdamBear, Jun 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Mudawg, Jun 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

ortie, Jun 25, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

crobinso, Jun 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

lmz3000, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of dtreindl
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

dtreindl, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of sbbb
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

sbbb, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
3/5  rDev -6.8%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Localdrinklax, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

murf1087, Jun 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

duff247, Jun 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

WritersBlock, Jun 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ChaseTheAce, Jun 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ItsBeer4Me, Jun 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

jordanmckell, Jun 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

NHOKNYCKC, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of CoreyW
3/5  rDev -6.8%

CoreyW, May 31, 2012
Photo of imasloth
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clear golden ale with temporary white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

S- Pale malt only. Not unpleasant, but plain.

T- Pale malt, little else. Maybe a little orange?

M- Light-bodied and smooth.

O- This beer isn't good. It's plain and seems completely lacking in inspiration. That said, I didn't mind slowly finishing off the six pack, using these beers at the end of a long day to ease me into relaxation ... So they're good for that.

imasloth, May 31, 2012
Photo of tARsh
5/5  rDev +55.3%

tARsh, May 31, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.83/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at Davidson's Liquors in high altitude Lone Tree, Colorado, and served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger beige colour head of no real cream, okay thickness, and above average retention. Colour is a clear bright yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Lemon zest, some cream, bright wheat as the foundation, light vague citrus hops, and clean bland barley. A mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Clean bright wheat, vague light citrusy hops, clean barley, and some mild cream. A rather simple brew. Refreshing if simple. Nice clean malts. Some lemon hints. Not very complex or subtle, but generally enjoyable and pleasant. No real layering.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some hints of cream. Light on the palate, and suitably thin. Adequate carbonation.

Dr: Drinkable and pleasant, but also boring and bland. I wouldn't have it again unless it was at a great price or there were no better options.

Low C

kojevergas, May 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

VFRAZ, May 29, 2012
SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.