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Summit Frost Line Rye - Summit Brewing Company

Summit Frost Line RyeSummit Frost Line Rye

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.4%


Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vespahulb on 01-27-2014)
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Reviews by MattyG85:
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall Summit pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A toasty and nicely spicy malt forward aroma with big hints of rye spice, caramel, and slight citrus. Pale and toasted malt with upfront hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, chocolate, and cracker. Huge scent of rye spice throughout. Mild hop presence with some earthy and floral hints and some light hints of citrus orange and lemon zest. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a spicy, toasty, and lightly fruity malt driven taste with lots of rye spicing and caramel. Pale and toasted malts with some good notes of biscuit, grains, toast, caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and crackers. Big taste of the rye spicing dominates. Hops in the background with some floral and earthy notes. Citrus fruit notes of orange and some lemon zest. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Nicely spicy and creamy with a smooth drying finish.

Overall: A really good new Rye beer from Summit. Really nice rye spice presence with some good subtle notes of fruit and chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 07:59:56 | More by MattyG85
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shadetree67

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A. Dark Copper in color. A stiff pour yielded 1 finger of head. Nice lacing and some head retention. I can see lively carbonation.

S. Spicy rye and malt. Very slight citrus.

T. Malt forward. Spicy Rye. Slight bitter finish.

M. Medium high carbonation and thin mouthfeel. Kind of disappointing.

O. In hindsight, I should have reviewed this beer a few months back when it was fresher. I remember liking it a lost more a month or two ago. Will have to try it again next year.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 02:45:22 | More by shadetree67
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-16-2014 02:37:33 | More by CWhite
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Tone

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of rye, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, slight hop, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of grass. Fits the style of a Rye Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, rye, slight roasted malt, hint of grass, hint of hop, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, and decent blend.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 15:52:59 | More by Tone
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CaryBrew92

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-13-2014 04:32:02 | More by CaryBrew92
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einman

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-12-2014 23:09:50 | More by einman
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TBarJr

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-12-2014 15:47:21 | More by TBarJr
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-09-2014 17:12:04 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Coppery amber hue topped off by a khaki skien. Lacing is prevalent. Odors of amber malt, hints of cut sod and dry straw. Taste pricks the tongue with citrus, characteristic rye pepper and a bitterness of the aforementioned hop smothered over a crackers and biscuits backbone. Medium to light body with crisp carbonation. Presents interesting elements that I can enjoy but altogether this beer doesn't stand out from the crowd.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 02:13:51 | More by JackieTH
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tbeer40

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-05-2014 19:58:17 | More by tbeer40
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20%

04-05-2014 15:06:22 | More by brother_kenneth
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-05-2014 02:07:31 | More by hilgart1
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TomSeit79

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-03-2014 02:00:20 | More by TomSeit79
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Piske41

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-01-2014 19:27:37 | More by Piske41
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, date stamp smudged
L - copper brown with a creamy light beige head that holds good retention
S - brown malts, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, earthy rye
T - sweet, brown sugar, molasses, nut, spicy earthy rye
F - medium, smooth, finishes semi-dry with some modest bitterness
O - easy drinking rye beer. Nothing spectacular, but it's good.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 04:08:34 | More by barnzy78
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-31-2014 01:03:07 | More by zeff80
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oscarthebrody

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-30-2014 21:12:19 | More by oscarthebrody
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Summit Frost Line Rye. "Break winter's grip with a robust, spicy ale." Sounds good. Ingredients: Water, Barley malt, rye malt, yeast, hops. Brewed and bottled by Summit Brewing Company, St. Paul, MN, 12 fl. oz. ale. No ABV given. I'm going to guess it's between 5 and 6.

Clear, auburn-hued, with a solid, creamy white head.

Aroma: lightly hoppy, malt-forward, rye spicy. Bread-y malt and floral hops co-mingle.

Taste: Rye malt takes center stage now. Spicy, bread-y flavor cover over all else. Tingles the tongue, delights the palate. Stays long in the mouth, begs for another sip and gulp. Just enough of a warmer, without being too deep or dark.

Hey, how about some gobbledygook from the 12-pack packaging? "Hidden in the cold ground in the dark of winter lie little seeds of hope. So, to help hasten the spring thaw, we give you an ale bursting with the spicy goodness of malted rye and floral, citrusy hops. An in-between-season seasonal, if you will. Enjoy!"

I do enjoy. It's a good beer, and I can drink it. Very session-able, very warm, peppery, and tasty. Indeed, it's a fine in-between-er. Not quite this, more than that. It also dances around style designations in an admirable way. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 22:32:44 | More by feloniousmonk
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TooGood

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-28-2014 00:10:30 | More by TooGood
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-24-2014 22:54:36 | More by bigbeers84
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DiggerDahl

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-24-2014 20:00:25 | More by DiggerDahl
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herman77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-24-2014 01:34:54 | More by herman77
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-23-2014 02:31:48 | More by CCutch
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

03-22-2014 12:41:35 | More by Wetenkamp
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a clear bronze shade with some nice white suds. Right out of the bottle, it’s pretty hoppy – floral and herbal, but with a minute or so in the glass becomes very malty. The rye is obvious and it also smells chocolately. Enjoying this.

As I a take a sip, the first thing that stands out is the mouthfeel – good body, somewhat chewy with tranquil carbonation.
Flavor took a little longer to get a handle on. Herbal oregano-like hop bitterness, earthy rye, somewhat roasted. A bit of chocolate/nutty flavor. Lots of lingering bitterness on the finish. On the dry side.

Nice for something different - like it, but don’t love it. But no one should be complaining about not being able to taste the rye in this beer. I see one more 6pack in my future.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 03:10:31 | More by GeezLynn
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Summit Frost Line Rye from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.