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Summit Frost Line Rye - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

159 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 15 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vespahulb on 01-27-2014)
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Photo of aswaller
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

aswaller, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of nickapalooza86
3.91/5  rDev +4%
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!

nickapalooza86, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of 3agle87
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

3agle87, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Darkmagus82, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of shadetree67
3.75/5  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.

shadetree67, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of CWhite
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

CWhite, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Tone, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of CaryBrew92
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

CaryBrew92, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of einman
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

einman, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of TBarJr
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

TBarJr, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4/5  rDev +6.4%

IchLiebeBierZu, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of JackieTH
3.61/5  rDev -4%
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.

JackieTH, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of tbeer40
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

tbeer40, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of brother_kenneth
3/5  rDev -20.2%

brother_kenneth, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of hilgart1
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

hilgart1, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of TomSeit79
4/5  rDev +6.4%

TomSeit79, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of Piske41
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Piske41, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

barnzy78, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

zeff80, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of oscarthebrody
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

oscarthebrody, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.76/5  rDev 0%
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.

feloniousmonk, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

TooGood, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of bigbeers84
4/5  rDev +6.4%

bigbeers84, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of DiggerDahl
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DiggerDahl, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

herman77, Mar 24, 2014
Summit Frost Line Rye from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.