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Lost River Summer Ale - Cutters Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lost River Summer AleLost River Summer Ale

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 22
Avg: 3.13
pDev: 17.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cutters Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jmarsh123 on 08-29-2011

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 22
Reviews by rlee1390:
Photo of rlee1390
3.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Clear straw yellow, no carbonation, one finger head that doesn't last.

S-Ehh, some straw/wheat not much else, toast and some yeast. Just not much flavor.

T-Straw, wheat, yeast nothing else. No bitterness, no hops.

M-Light, not much carbonation and watery.

O-A bland boring, no reason to buy it beer. Maybe someone would like it in the summer but this beer is avoidable.

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Photo of secondtooth
2.88/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy light beige. Carbonation is average and light. Very little lace at all here.

Nose says spices -- a little clove and a touch of orange. Not bad.

Taste is likewise spiced, with a hint of lemony hops near the finish. I get a cloying sweetness that hurts the balance, though.

It may be light in body (and thus tailor-made for summer), but this one's unremarkable and not one I'd revisit.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I classified this as an American Blonde Ale as it only says Summer Ale on the bottle and couldn't find info on their webpage. It seems the closest.

Pours a pale color with a very small white head and lots of bubbles.

Smells of yeasty toasty malts. Hard to detect many hops in the nose, but maybe a bit of spiciness.

A little bit of spiciness hits the palate at first and then rounds into a yeasty malt character at the end. Finishes a bit dry. The only knock is a slight funkiness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is pretty light with high carbonation. Just what I would expect from this style.

Pretty decent beer. Nothing special, but a solid easy drinking beer and the price is right ($3.69 a bomber when I picked it up) to make this a go too summer beer when I'm craving something local and lighter.

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Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of BSuter
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of zachary80
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.42/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear, golden yellow, with a white head, very short, without much lacing.

S - Grains, spice. Pretty closed.

T - There is a hop element, bittering the sweeter grain line.

F - Brisk carbonation, easy drinkability.

O - Decent blonde, but I found it fairly standard. Nothing grabbed me.

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Photo of WKyle
3.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ademiles
3.93/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Easily drinkable and great for any day, especially on a hot summer day. Craft Brew Heads may not be too interested in it but if you're wanting to take the leap from the main stream to a craft brew this is definitely one to try. Overall I like it but it wouldn't be my first choice in deciding on a beer to drink.

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Photo of MSandahl23
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of mikepcarney
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of unfurld
3.88/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

While not as flavorful as their Half Court IPA, Lost River Summer is a good beer. It is has a high drink-ability, but without the watery flavor and blandness of other highly drinkable beers (ie: standard American Lagers). The taste, though not as rich as Half-Court, is still quite round and three-dimensional.

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Photo of scott2269
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of lurfMalderFulder
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of ccorey
1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

Photo of msquared36
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of AmitC
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Arsenal0328
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of mpayne5
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Lost River Summer Ale from Cutters Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.