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SummerBright Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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SummerBright AleSummerBright Ale

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538 Ratings

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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 41 | 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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4/5  rDev +24.6%

logicalparadox, May 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

SFC21, May 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

songoose, May 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

kevgod, May 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

wchris21, May 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Mikeymcglynnigan, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Megahertz
3.48/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Megahertz, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Kegatron, Apr 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

DonFrap, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
2.7/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

SLeffler27, Apr 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

tln13, Apr 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

beerrooster, Apr 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

OldTime, Mar 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Arherring, Feb 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

cjtwigger, Feb 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

GRG1313, Jan 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

imperialking, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

khunter311, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

Stoffel, Jan 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

jak, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

stampfler07, Dec 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

ROGUE16, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Lemke10
3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this as part of a mix & match 6-pack for $9.99 at Everett's in South Beloit, IL in Summer 2011.

Pours a cloudy golden amber color with a slight head that disappears quickly. Scent is mostly of wheat/straw and lemon zest. There is a decent taste of wheat, citrus that is crisp and refreshing, but has a very weak volume and texture. The texture feels like one of those beers that is lighter than water. This is basically a slightly stronger version on Bud Light Golden Wheat. Good on a hot day buy could really use some work.

Lemke10, Dec 08, 2011
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 07, 2011
SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.