Summer Squeeze - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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4.7/5 rDev +39.1%
Smooth, Light, Refreshing! I love the citrus hints in this beer. Like the other reviews I suppose that is the flavor of Yuzu an Asian fruit. Its similar to lemon only more like a lemon zest than an actual lemon. I hate lemons in beer now that my my palate is starting to develop, I'll leave that for the big brew companies like Budlight and Corona. I had this over Memorial Day weekend at my in-laws cookout. It finished well with the wonderful smoked BBQ. This beer is a beer that compliments and does not overpower. It goes down smooth and is a thirst quincher on a hot day. It just surpassed my old favorite summer beer, Boulevard Wheat.
06-02-2012 19:31:18 | More by BaileysBrews
4.23/5 rDev +25.1%
An actually new twist on the light fruity beers. That Japanese yuzu taste is really aromatic and gives just the right tart edge. I've only had it in yuzu seasoning sauce but it's not a strong flavor, and seems well suited to beer. Closer to tangerine than other citrus fruits.
Nice bright golden color in the chalice. Watery in a refreshing way, light and crisp. Plenty sudsy and a great champagne mouthfeel. Great quaff and I would like to find this on tap. Bridgeport surprises me sometimes, but it's another big brewery that puts out well-made beers.
From the 12 oz bottle bought at my favorite Denver store, Grapevine Liquors on Monaco.
07-20-2012 05:10:45 | More by mactrail
4/5 rDev +18.3%
12 oz bottle pours a mostly clear, light gold color with a creamy white head. Pretty good retention and lacing.
Nose is tropical fruit with a strong lemongrass presence. Lemongrass seems to have more of a softer and spice-oriented aroma than lemon peels to me and this brew showcases that well. I have no idea what a Yuzu fruit is, but this beer smells a little like a starfruit dusted with nutmeg or something. Grains are light and hops are non-detectable.
Pretty refreshing brew here, the ingredients seem to work well together. Lemony aspect comes through strong and the citrus component is somewhere between fruit and a Citra-esque hoppiness. Not too sweet, just about right with a fairly dry finish. I like this one actually, I bought a single, but would seriously contemplate a six-pack purchase at some point this summer. This would go down ridiculously easy after spending some time in the hot sun.
07-23-2011 17:43:00 | More by twiggamortis420
4/5 rDev +18.3%
Appearance is gold with a white head leaving scattered, foamy lace.
Smell is mild citrus from the fruit and lemon grass, but pleasantly restrained. A little bubble gum too.
Taste is similar, this is a clean, basic blonde ale with just a kiss of lemon. Good summer ale.
Mouthfeel is pretty crisp, dry, light bodied.
Drinkability is high, this one is a guzzler, but it's got that little something extra from the exotic ingredients.
09-03-2012 21:25:51 | More by ccrida
3.98/5 rDev +17.8%
A: transparent faintly cloudy dirty blonde color with average carbonation and a 1-finger white foamy head (like frogs eggs drifting together) that quickly dissipates into just about nothing.
S: scent is like POW!!! in your face citrus full of lemons, a little lime, a touch of green grass, very very bright, with a sprinkling of caramel.
T: Complex. Immediately I am hit by a sort of biscuit flavor which drags behind it the tang of lemons, then lemon rind, then lemon-lime, and following that a faint herbal styling that reminds me so much of gin.
M: Light and frothy. Balanced just so.
O: Wow! And I mean it. This ale is no joke. No subtleties here, we are talking full on 1000-watt summer time ale. It is something like a complicated lemonade for big kids. Yummy. (although it should be noted that drinkability on this beer may be a bit low due to the overwhelming nature of its flavor-- 1-2 bottles is generally enough for a single sitting)
08-27-2011 02:48:04 | More by Chyren
3.98/5 rDev +17.8%
Very pale gold pour. 1/2 finger head and, surprise, no retention. Not much lace.
Strong herbal, lemongrass nose. Very strong.
Very smooth start with a light creamy feel. Gets a bit of zest in the finish with a light sour flavor and nice biscuit malt. Lots of lemon zest coming in late.
Feel is just right for the style.
This hits the spot on a hot night in NC.
07-22-2011 02:21:33 | More by beer2day
3.9/5 rDev +15.4%
I bought a six-pack of Summer Squeeze in a grocery store. $7.49. Poured in to a pint glass.
Pours a pale gold color and is crystal clear. There is a small fizzy white head, and few bubbles rising in the glass.
Smell is herbal. You definitely get the lemon grass scent and some fruit aromas.
Taste is a lot like the smell. A dry herbal grass flavor upfront, with some sweet citrus on the finish. Very mild bitterness.
Mouthfeel is exceptionally light crisp and clean.
Overall a drinkable light refreshing beer. It;s great on a hot day. Good thirst quencher, but not filling. Good lawnmower beer.
07-04-2011 00:51:00 | More by RJLarse
3.9/5 rDev +15.4%
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a yellow body with uncompromising clarity and an inch-high, white head.
Smell: Lightly malty, lightly citrusy, and rounded out by the typical Bridgeport house yeast.
Taste: Malted barley with a low graininess, gentle sweetness, and an unassuming hint of biscuit. Lemony herbal qualities (as well as a bit of nectarine), helped along by the lemongrass and yuzu but also the hops. Faint bitterness. Touch of Bridgeport yeast. Crisp, drying, lightly citrusy finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: SSBA hits the spot as a fine, thirst-quenching blonde ale.
07-29-2011 18:18:49 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.89/5 rDev +15.1%
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
The body is a semi-clear golden color. A foamy white head leaves a decent film, with good foamy lacing. The aroma is faintly grassy, light, and sweet. Clean lemon notes abound. Tastes refreshing, lightly grassy, with a good malt backing. Finish had a citrus touch. Mouthfeel is clean and light-medium.
Overall, an excellent summer brew, easily can down a sixer on the deck.
06-15-2013 22:37:04 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.88/5 rDev +14.8%
Picked up a bottle of this one in Boulder yesterday, and am really enjoying it. Poured a light golden color with a significant white head. Nice aromas of citrus and lemongrass. On the palate, this one is light and refreshing, with light biscuit and a big lemony finish.
05-27-2011 00:29:04 | More by emmasdad
3.85/5 rDev +13.9%
12oz bottle poured into a Trois Pistoles goblet. No stamped date.
Appearance - Slightly foggy yellow body. White one finger bubbly head with good retention.
Smell - Citrusy. Grassy. Light and refreshing.
Taste - Lemon peel. Very smooth, very mild hop. No off flavors. Slightly hoppy aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Smooth. Light-medium body and somewhat frothy.
Overall Drinkability - Refreshing. Flavorful if light.
09-02-2011 19:30:00 | More by ZenAgnostic
3.8/5 rDev +12.4%
Split bottle, had 4-5oz pour into a bevel top taster glass
A - Super clear straw, white head, decent lacing
S - Fruity Pebbles! and lots of them. Salt, fresh grains, some grass
T - Grainy, citrus, lemon wedge, more Fruity Pebbles, flowers, light rye bread (not the dark rye or marble variety)
M - Dry finish, but not too dry, grainy, light, crisp, smooth
O - Decent beer, great Fruity Pebbles aroma & taste. Refreshing for a hot day, but not something I am going to seek out or be upset if they don't make this again next year.
08-08-2011 16:03:57 | More by jbakajust1
3.8/5 rDev +12.4%
Pours a clear yellow, with a thin white head, kind of light lager looking. Smells a bit of lemonade, and a hint of grain. Taste is begins with a bright lemony citrus flavor, followed by some crackery malt middle, finishing with a hint of raspberries, and grass. Mouthfeel is a little bit thin, nice even carbonation levels. Overall a quite good blonde ale, the citrus flavors work well here and certainly make this a good summer beer.
08-26-2012 00:26:26 | More by tronester
Summer Squeeze from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
78 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.