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Montauk Summer Ale | Montauk Brewing Company

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82
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
39
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
20.85%
 
 
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Montauk Summer AleMontauk Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Montauk Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A light caramel malt blend with just the right amount of wheat gives this summer ale a bold yet refreshing finish. Experience the season as it was meant to be celebrated with Montauk Summer Ale.

Added by 2Xmd on 05-13-2014

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 39
Reviews by SteveB24:
Photo of SteveB24
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Color is a clear amber, lots of evident carbonation in the beer, pours a half finger of frothy head that retains very well.

Smell; Aroma is nice but somewhat lacking. Very subtle traces of lemon zest and toast.

Taste- wildly complex, the taste is a melody of caramel, rye bread, toast, lemon zest, apples and flowers.

Mouthfeel- Body is light/ medium, high carbonation, slightly creamy yet very light, which makes for some amazing contrast.

Overall- Outstanding summer beer, will buy again many times over.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bread, Grassy, Rind, Rustic

Summer Ale or not this brew is very much Northeast style, assertive in all of the right places but very well balanced. Hint of buttery character for good measure, not that it gets in the way. From a touch of caramel to toasted grain, light citrus rind hop to fruit yeast, this beer has its share of depth.

STYLE: American Pale Ale | ABV: 5.6% | AVAILABILITY: Summer Seasonal

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #91 (Aug 2014)

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Photo of Billolick
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can enjoyed on good ol Long Island...

Pours typical looking lighter amber, under a moderate and short lived head. leaves a fine film, thin collar and minor scattered bits of lace.

Toasted malt nose

Bready, malty brew...tastes like an English pale or mild...def a decent sessioner....nothing amazing but a decent drinking and on the malty side lighter ale....cant go to wrong with a few of these on a lazy summer afternoon

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on a rooftop bar in NYC on Sunday, 5/29. It pours a nice golden amber color, clear, with a smallish head that fades pretty fast.

Smell is sweet, malty, caramel, but overall very light and delicate. Flavorwise I don't see a ton of difference between this and any other macro lager. It's got an initial fruity sweetness accentuated by the toasted malts. It also has a bit of graininess in the flavor and relatively low bitterness without any hop flavor.

The finish is pretty clean like a lager, very light in the stomach that's perfect for summer. A lot of summer beers try to offer a twist to differentiate themselves from the crowd. Adding a spice here or a fruit there. Montauk summer just set out to make a sessionable blonde ale that had no offensive flavors and that's it!

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Photo of Beer21
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gmann
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden honey brown, slightly hazy. The cream colored head is big and pillowy and slowly settles into a puffy cap with some webby lacing on the side of the glass.

The aroma has a light toasted grain scent; a touch bready. There seems to be a hint of tart lemon. Not bad but nothing exciting.

The taste is of a bready malt. Some toasted notes. A light sour note. Perhaps from lemon perhaps from something other. General fruitiness and grassy hop notes. Kind of reminds me of an English pale ale.

Moderate feel with tingly carbonation. Good balance between sweet and the grassy bitter finish. Drinks well.

A very average brew, kind of boring. It drinks well but doesn't really remind me of a summer ale.

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Photo of BrahptimusPrime
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, malty. Taste is malts, grains, some citrus is present, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a smooth and easy drinking summer beer.

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Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Gurney's Inn, Montauk, NY

A: The beer is relatively clear amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a short head covering g the surface and lacy rings of bubbles around the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of biscuit and toasted malts along with a faint amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has faint amounts of crispness along with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink for something that smells and tastes malty. It would make for a good beer for the beach.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of drews240
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ryeguy8585
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BadFishNY
2.18/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ojingeo
2.35/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of eddiefl
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cosmicevan
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

a buddy of mine has been raving about "the little blue can" as he likes to call it so i had to see what the hub bub was about. enjoyed side-by-side with a greenport harbor summer ale both in pint glasses.

a- brew pours a nice rich amber orange compared to the straw yellow greenport harbor brew, both had a nice frothy foamy cap that had nice staying power and left chunks of lace.

s - nose is toasted bready malt...very grainy. deeper and richer than the greenport but both are fairly identical.

t/m/o - taste is very heavy grain. all malt and has an awkward finish. some lemon around the graininess...but lacks any real character. kinda just like a brand x no frills JUST beer kinda beer. left a lot to be desired for me.

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Photo of TheTinDoor
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frankl7478
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of angusdegraosta
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Montauk Summer Ale is a gem - has good head and a golden color. The aroma is fine if not memorable. What makes this wonderful is the beautiful balance between the gentle hops and the malt. The taste may not be epic by IPA standards, which always racks up the points here, but it is thoroughly pleasant to drink and leaves a satisfying feeling. This is the kind of can to bring to an outdoor evening party. I will get this again.

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Photo of VonZipper
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AirBob
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Montauk Summer Ale from Montauk Brewing Company
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