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SummerBright Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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SummerBright AleSummerBright Ale

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550 Ratings

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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 48 | 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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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Lemke10
3.47/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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2/5  rDev -37.9%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

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2/5  rDev -37.9%

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2.76/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a single 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. It has bright clarity, with a steady stream of ascending carbonation. Lasting white foam, dripping webs of lace decorate the interior of the glass. Body is light orange yellow. Unbroken skim, good retention.

Bready, butter crackers and honey, some ale yeast was noticeable when swirled, but little in the way of (advertised) orange and lemon peel.

Flavor is a bit flaccid, oxidized pilsner malt, crackers. A little bit of candy wafer sweetness... orange flavored, sure. Weak body, flabby and watery palate. Completely insipid. One and done, likely won't revisit. Seems this summer seasonal was on the tail end of it's life, much like the season itself is fleeting today.

Photo of jwc215
3.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted two months ago - reviewed from notes:

Pours hazy/cloudy light golden with a thin white head. Dotes of lacing stick.

The smell is of light orange and lemon peel with a bready undertone.

The taste is of light, sweet-ish, orange and lemon peel. The mild sweetness is balanced by a sourdough breadiness. It has a soft sweet-tart finish.

It is light-bodied- not too fizzy. It has a slight slickness.

Refreshing on a hot summer day - nothing offensive. Not much more than a typical American Pale Wheat summer-type of ale but it has a nice touch of an orange and lemon peel character.

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3.11/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: hazy, golden-yellow in color, 1/4 inch head, high carbonation

Smell: sugar, wheat, and lemon

Taste: sugar, wheat, lemon, and underlying citrus hops

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, nice combo of sweet and bitter

Overall: An average summer beer in every sense of the word. Not a bad beer, but not one I will go out of my way for either.

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3.6/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm not sure where I got this at Bridgewater's in Philadelphia, PA. It came in a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a straw color. The head is a bright white color, 1 finger tall, small medium sized bubbles, ok retention, not much lacing.
Smell: The aromas are yeasty, peppery, and nothing else.
Taste: The flavors are nobel hops, clean, and nonoffensive.
Mouthfeel: The body of this beer is thin, with a clean finish.
Drinkability: This beer is a drinkable beer.
Don't drink and review.

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3.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last day of Labor Day weekend and I am trying a Breckenridge Summer Bright Ale. The appearance is a pale cloudy yellow with thin white head that appears to be lacing. The aroma is mostly lemon with a backdrop of malt and hop. The taste has the bitterness of lemon and the subtle spice of orange peel that make quite a refreshing beer. The mouthfeel is good, the low alcohol content make the beer very easy to drink on summer days. I would definitely recommend this one.

SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.