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Summit Frost Line Rye - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

167 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: vespahulb on 01-27-2014

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Photo of 57md
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of whitenads
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.78/5  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.

Photo of Nugganooch
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of aswaller
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of nickapalooza86
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper color, finger of off white head, nice lacing

Smell is big on the spicy bread, caramel, biscuit, herbal hop, some pine, toffee

Taste is a dose of piney and herbal hop upfront, spicy rye, bread, biscuit, caramel, toffee, a bit of fig, spruce

Mouthfeel is medium light, adequate carbonation, slight drying in the finish

Decent enough beer, though I am glad I got a single as I do not think I would drink this one all the time.

If you like Rye beers I certainly recommend this one!

Photo of 3agle87
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a ping glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice clear copper color with a two finger head of off white foam. Tons of little carbonation bubbles are seen streaming up through the brew as the head slowly fades leaving a good deal of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is biggest of a caramel sweetness mixed with some fruit aromas of both stone fruits as well as an apple, orange and grapefruit smell. Along with the sweet, comes some aromas of a more bready smell as well as some hint of rye and a peppery spice.

Taste – The taste begins with a lighter caramel sweetness as well as a more smooth bready taste. The smoothness of the bread quickly fades however with the taste growing more grainy in nature with some more pronounced rye coming to the tongue as well. The rye brings with it some spice as well as some hop flavors of an herbal and pine nature. With the caramel sweetness fading as the taste moves on to the end, and some hay-like flavors and a little bit of a grapefruit citrus hop flavor coming to the tongue and mixing with the rest of the rye, spice and other hop flavors, one is left with a somewhat dry rye taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The slightly thicker body and higher carbonation are actually quite nice for the initial bready and smooth flavors of the brew and with the higher carbonation persisting to the end of the taste, it does help spice up the dryer and rye flavors, giving an overall good feel for the flavor profile.

Overall – A rather nice easy drinking rye overall. While not top class it is more moderate in abv. then most rye's and is rather affordable. A decent go to rye.

Photo of shadetree67
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Tone
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of JackieTH
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.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Summit Frost Line Rye from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.