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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: 47 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +32%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light pale straw color with nice white head and great lacing. Nose of lemon, sweet caramel malts, and light bready goodness. Taste is sweet bready malts to the back and sides, light lemon zest and a hint of orange on the aftertaste. very nice. Where's my lawn mower???

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of wjoelbrooks
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of medvfl
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of ejn22
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of JasonL02
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Meyers1023
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Flounder57
3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale yellow color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Light citrus and grassy hops with pale and toasted malts in the rear.

Taste: Slight citrus and malts to balance it up. Nice golden/pale ale. Perfect for summer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light, crisp, refreshing, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Nice light hop flavor and malts to balance it. Perfect for the summer.

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Piske41
3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Arch578
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Act25
3.16/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Nickcal
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Chvck1
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tylergoov
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Caveworm
3.57/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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