Summit Frost Line Rye - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

160 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: vespahulb on 01-27-2014)
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Ruby red with 1.5 fingers of soapy off white head, thick lacing.
S - Big roasted malts, a little nuttiness, some cherry or orange underneath, rye and pepper spice, even a hint smokey, very nice aroma.
T - Rye is very balanced in the flavor, a nice medium bite the whole way through, good malt backbone on this too, slightly roasted in flavor compared to the aroma, a little cinnamon and black pepper, mixed nuts, slight grapefruit peel.
M - A little spicy and chewy, but very drinkable.
O - Excellent Rye, which should be no surprise, summit does an excellent job on style representation through their whole line. This beer is not an exception, great aroma, very balanced in flavor.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into snifter. Thank you Mathew! Best by 6/19/14.

A: Pours a ruby amber color with a finger of soft, light tan head that faded into a fuzzy film.
S: Grapefruit and citrus hops, with hints of floral hops and spicy and bready rye notes.
T: Rye bread and spice mixes well with hoppy notes of grapefruit, doughy yeast, and flowers. The finish has a bitter touch alongside the rye spice, and the aftertaste is lightly sweet and fruity.
M: Clean light mouthfeel, medium-light body, soft carbonation, slick.
O: A very flavorful and delicious rye beer. Tastes like a rye pale ale or ipa. Very clean and delicious, but not overbearing. Could easily drink a bunch of these in a night. Thanks again Matthew!

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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish copper with a finger of head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a touch of lace on the glass. The nose has mild rye notes, but I also swear that I get a hint of nuttiness as well. The body is a touch lighter than I expected, but it is still in the appropriate range for the style. The rye notes are evident and the finish has a nice semi-dry bitterness to it.

This would make for a solid session ale, but I think that a fall release would be more appropriate than a winter release.

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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: A nice mahogany color with ruby tint. A light cream colored head retains well, leaving a soapy film. Thick and airy lines of lacing.

Aroma: Malted barley rye, toasted grains, some oak woodiness.

Taste: Very woodsy and dry, a good dose of rye malts. Some subtle bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Nice weight to it with a dry, clean finish.

Overall: A really dry beer, clean on the palate.

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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into my FW Imperial Nonic glass
Notes taken on 04/21/14 – Thanks again Allen!

A: Chestnut brown body with nice clear visibility and a thin lip of oatmeal khaki suds. Decent stay to it but fairly mellow and inactive as it settles to a thin film. Light swaths of lace are strewn about the glass after every gulp.

S: Dry roast coffee bean up front with some piney hops, toasted biscuit, cocoa and Rye spice. Has a real greenness to it that is very earthy and fresh with some undercurrents of orange flesh. Not too stand out but enjoyable none the less.

T: Flavors bring toasted brown malts with a grainy like nuttiness, some Rye spice, dark caramels, and a light hop bitterness. I get lots of dry roast coffee and a dusting of cocoa with some orange zest and pine. Toasty, nutty, and dry earthy roast is smooth adding a nice compliment to the Rye. Not ever sharp or astringent just very smooth with the alcohol kept in good check. This is a fairly nice drinker.

M: Moderate body with a smooth and creamy froth action. Low to moderate bitters lend to a nice drying finish. Has a very clean exit and good balance overall.

D: A tasty little seasonal. I really didn’t know what to expect with this one. The Rye is fairly mellow to me but complimented well by the other components of citrusy hops and coffee/chocolate roast malts. Nothing spectacular but a nice Winter brown ale for sure.

Summit Frost Line Rye from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.