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Bar Harbor Summer Ale - Atlantic Brewing Company

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75
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atlantic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lordofthewiens on 07-06-2006

Now in six pack! This ale is light and crisp, yet retains the body and character of a microbrew.
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of WesWes
3.63/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pale malt scent with low hops and a bit of dry, fruity yeast esters. The taste is decent as well. It has a light and dry, pale malt flavor. It's easily quaffable with little to no hop flavor and a clean finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a quality summer ale; light and easy drinking.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Atlantic Brewing Co.
Bar Harbor Summer Ale

LOOK: Pours a dark golden color, with a perfect clarity. The white loosely bubbled head formed briefly before departing forever.

SMELL: Grainy aroma of malt, crackery yeast, possible some adjuncts and perhaps wheat. Light citrus notes are apparent as well.

TASTE: Like the smell, grainy, faint pils malt, cooked corn, rice, wheat etc. Hops provide acidity and a small peppery spice, quite possibly including some coriander.

FEEL: Thin, light bodied, loose carbonation. Makes for an easy to drink, readily accessible summer option, which was definitely the brewers intent.

OVERALL: Refreshing for sure. Not earth shattering, and the flavors and aroma aren't great. A like able beer, just very plain and attenuated.

Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of rab53
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of jdhilt
2.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger white head that quickly goes to a ring leaving some lace. Clear orange/amber color. Faint malt nose. Light-medium carbonation and light bodied. Flavor is light sweet citrus, a little watery. I'm ready for some beers with a backbone. $2.00 for a 12 oz bottle from Tullys Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazy, orange-gold coloring with a filmy, white head. The head quickly settles into a sparse surface coating. Nose of light toffee and biscuit, with citrus highlights. Flavors of citrus blend on a subtle bready backbone. Peppery and resiny hops characters at the end of the profile. Spice and bitter aftertaste, with a clean, slick finish. Very easy to drink.

Photo of woosterbill
2.64/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: The body is a clear medium amber, topped by a finger of fine white head that settles slowly into a ring. Spotty lace. Not bad at all.

S: Hmm. It's not exactly offensive, but the only aromas I can identify are decidedly less than optimal: cooked vegetables (eggplant?!), apricot marmelade, spice, and silage. Again, it really isn't as unpleasant as it sounds, but it's definitely subpar.

T: A bit better here, with the gingery spice and graininess pushing the vegetables away entirely and moving the overripe fruit to the tale end. Bittersweet, husky finish. Still below average, but definitely a step in the right direction compared to the nose.

M: Soft, smooth, well-carbonated medium-light body. Excellent.

O: This was my least favorite beer poured during the after-tour tasting at the brewery, a fact that made me unhappy that I'd already grabbed a bottle for a mixed-six. Sure enough, I still don't like it after spending more time with it. Not recommended.

Cheers!

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

"Hand crafted in small batches." A pretty good summer brew. It's an orange color with a medium head. It has a floral aroma, with a degree of grain aroma. It was sweet, a little citrus, a little hops. Average mouthfeel, but good to drink. A nice brew on a hot summer day.

Photo of tigg924
3.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: minimal head, gold in color, clear, low carbonation

Smell: straw, earthiness, and toasted malt

Taste: straw, earthiness, and toasted malt

Mouthfeel: medium-low carbonation, light bodied, sweet with earthiness

Overall: An above average sessionable beer. I have had better and worse in the style. I might have this again.

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of sneaks2210
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.12/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden color with a smell that isn't too sweet, slight floral and citrus smell.

Taste is decent, not a sweet summer ale like most, isn't too heavy on citrus either. Tends to have too much carbonation. Better summer ales are out there and this is one of the bigger disappointments coming from Atlantic Brewing.

Photo of yesyouam
2.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bar Harbor Summer Ale is a pretty clear, light golden ale with a thin, white head that vanishes. It has a faint, light, sweet, fruity wheat aroma. It's pretty light bodied and a little fizzy. The finish is slightly silty. It's lightly flavored with a touch of fruity sweetness and a hint of grassy bitterness. It's wicked light drinking.

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of thebouch01
3/5  rDev -6.3%

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Bar Harbor Summer Ale from Atlantic Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.