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SummerBright Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

538 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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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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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

KeyWestGator, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Piske41, Aug 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

patrick68L, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Shafaegalo, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Arch578, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Act25
3.16/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tasted vs Smuttynose Summer Weizen (perhaps the best summer ale tasted thus far).
So far not a big fan of Breckenridge.

A: Flat, fast fade head, no lace, clear thin flat gold body. Can dated today, so near end of its life, perhaps why it's in the WFM craft pack.
**TRIED A FRESHER - And the lace and appearance were better (upgraded to 3.5)

S: Not much. Malts, lemon zest. Kind of mass market meh. ** Still mass market meh.
T: Follows the meh smell - the S_MEH_L. Sorry. But it's a pretty solid lemony summer ale. ** Better, upgraded to 3.5
MF: Too thin and flat. *** With fresher bottle, it's fine.

Many others are better. Breckenridge has been lack luster.

Act25, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

zestar, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Nickcal, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

Chvck1, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

tylergoov, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Caveworm
3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery, another first. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's got no head, just a very finely bubbled skimpy layer. Lacing is pretty decent in the lighter golden straw body.

The smell here is kind of "blah" . I can barely notice the wheat, let alone any other characteristics. Its too bad they didn't give this brew a fuller scent.

I taste mellow wheat and even mellower malts. Virtually no hop bitterness. Its still balanced, though. Certainly not leaning solely on the sweet side. Above all: this is smooth and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is clean and easy-drinking. Very good job at quenching!

Overall a very solid 3.75 for SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery. If the aroma would've been slightly more potent, I think it would've earned a 4. It sure does the job of cooling you down& wetting your whistle. I may pick this brew up again.

Caveworm, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

ttylicki, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Auslander, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice summer beer (pretty sure it is not year-round). Not too high on the ABV, low on the hops, light body. The lemon and orange citrus is not overt. Has a nice wheatyness. Overall an enjoyable ale. Would be an ideal hot summer afternoon quencher. Highly sessionable.

JamesInLiquor, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

Comiha, Jul 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.7%

XmnwildX12, Jul 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

C_hunter1, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Drew88, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

jrschaef, Jul 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

HopHed420, Jul 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

rudabegga9, Jul 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Belittle, Jul 14, 2014
SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.