Summit Fest Bier - Summit Brewing Company
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Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
4.11/5 rDev -1.7%
Enjoy by 8/3/14.
Appearance: Fairly transparent copper hue with some visible effervescence and a thin cap of off-white foam.
Aroma: Plain grains and a touch of yeast. Void of any off-aromas that sometimes come with lager yeast.
Taste: Very clean grain profile. Can really taste the German influence and Munich style. The hops are nicely assertive in their moderate bitterness without being overdone. Nice flavors of mild pepper and a dash of earth from the hops. The bitterness peaks during the finish, which is quite a crisp affair. There is also a small sweet, nearly honey-like note just after the finish. Aftertaste of ebbing pepper and bitterness. The hops get more aggressive with each additional sip as they continue their onslaught on the palate. An enjoyable effect for anyone who likes hoppier beers and a worthy take on the style. Full in flavor considering the modest 5.5% ABV.
Mouthfeel: About medium in body with average carbonation for the style. Almost syrupy at times but still quite drinkable and easily sessionable, which is the point of this beer I think.
Final Thoughts: A really great beer by Summit and another reason to believe the old Minnesotian standard of brewing still has what it takes to compete in this ever-expanding market. Would I drink it again? Yes. Alas, it was a one time release.
08-11-2014 20:47:00 | More by JamesMN
4/5 rDev -4.3%
Poured into a dimpled mug.
Look: A perfect copper colored body hold a cream colored head. Light lines of lacing.
Aroma: Toasted bread, malt sweetness, hints of caramel and toffee.
Taste: Spiciness comes through immediately. The body is malty and somewhat bready. A touch of caramel. Clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and dry.
Overall: Excellent beer. Clean, tasty, smooth/drinkable.
07-20-2014 15:30:55 | More by JuicesFlowing
4.19/5 rDev +0.2%
pours out a hazed copper colour with a thin fine head with some wispy lace. aroma is of that munich malt that dominates the style with pear/grape skin/apricot hints and herbal hop notes, this smells interesting. the taste is a perfect match of the nose. i can pick out the pils malts used as well as the munich malts easily. a bit of yeast, a smidgen of alcohol, and touch of spicy, earthy hops rounds things out. clean, crisp, spicy and semi-sweet. finishes dry with a lingering bitterness. about damn perfect for a twist on the fest style. medium bodied. mouthfeel is lagerish with a bitterness reminiscent of a true pils. outstanding drinkability. amazing flavour.
overall a genius mash up of two distinct styles (o-fest and czech pils) with a spicy herbal hop kick. this fest beer has all the potential to be a world beater. i would be in favor of this replacing the current summit o-fest. Happy Independence Day.
07-04-2014 23:48:04 | More by budgood1
Summit Fest Bier from Summit Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.