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Summit Summer Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Summer AleSummit Summer Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 05-04-2012)
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear straw yellow color with a clean white head of fluffy foam. Nice lacing.

The smell is very clean and fruity with some bread dough. A little bit of green grass from the hops.

Light honey sweetness, the hops are lightly grassy and spicy, but the key is light. Crackery finish on the palate.

Lots of pillowy carbonation in a body that feels somewhere between light and medium. Dry finishing. Very nice feel.

This would be extremely easy to put back several. Very clean and refreshing, yet has enough depth as to not get boring. This makes a great summer drinker.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 20:35:09 | More by jera1350
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazy blond in my pint glass with a two-finger head that leaves intermittent lacing.

Mmm. Reminds me a bit of Summit's Kolsch from a couple summers back. The slight earthy mineral note is subdued, but there's still a wonderfully subtle character of bready malts, mellow citrus hops, and light fruit esters. Complex, yet drinkable, what a fine beer. It opens with fresh-baked bread and finishes with a dry grassy bitterness. I'll have another.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 01:16:04 | More by tempest
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Yellow-gold, ok head.

Smell: Bready at first, then more grassy.

Taste: Nice grassy, crisp flavor. Dry cracker malt flavor and grassy.

Mouthfeel: Tingly and light.

Overall: I like this one, tastes like a light bodied pilsner with an emphasis on the hops. I should get the summer sampler to compare this side by side with their pilsner, reminds me a lot of it right now.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 23:01:56 | More by Mdog
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Turbo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-06-2013 00:45:04 | More by Turbo
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jono0101

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-19-2013 15:51:10 | More by jono0101
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-12-2012 14:14:13 | More by mrosenfeld32
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barongearmu

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-29-2014 01:26:57 | More by barongearmu
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morimech

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw color with just over one finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. A lot of lacing is left down the glass.

Semi-sweet pale malt that gives a bready aroma with hop compliments of grass and black pepper.

Slightly sweet bready malt base. Hints of green apple, grass, and pepper. Finishes slightly spicy. More bitter than just about any other Kolsch on the market.

Light to medium body with some nice carbonation. Lively without being harsh.

Enjoyable summer brew that is different from boring hot weather beers. I did not enjoy it as much as the Unchained Kolsch from a couple years ago, but being produced on a larger scale, I understand that compromises had to be made.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 18:28:30 | More by morimech
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ebenicr

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-12-2012 06:10:12 | More by ebenicr
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Greggy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a 1.5 finger white head over a straw yellow body with extremely fine sediment. After about a minute, the head recedes to a thin cap with thicker lacing ringing the glass.

S- Fresh and floral notes pop from this brew. Lemon pastry comes through as well as fresh hop notes.

T- Starts off with a light floral grainy flavor and then quickly transitions into dry, almost astringent notes. The finish extends this out a long way.

M- Medium carbonation works well per style.

O- Overall, a nice kolsch. Very reminiscent of the german kolsch's I've had in the past in the mineral taste. I look forward to having more of this during the summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 03:45:37 | More by Greggy
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banderson


4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-18-2014 02:30:05 | More by banderson
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elec

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-23-2012 01:34:59 | More by elec
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-18-2013 12:47:46 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-13-2014 13:43:50 | More by JakeBarnett
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-22-2013 20:00:23 | More by Beer4Mike
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of beige head. Good retention and lace. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Aroma: Very earthy and green. Citrus fruits with some bready malts. Almost smells like a hopped up pils.

Taste: Lemon citrus and bready malts. Also has a pale malt flavor. Earthy and green. Fairly floral.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, this is a great offering from Summit and something I will be having in the fridge this summer. Very easy to drink, yet provides a nice flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 23:26:40 | More by mothman
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-15-2012 01:38:10 | More by inbierveritas
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Joe_Beer


4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-10-2012 21:43:12 | More by Joe_Beer
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Gamblor14

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-04-2013 04:37:07 | More by Gamblor14
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-12-2012 02:44:35 | More by plumcrazyfx
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pep

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-03-2014 21:30:34 | More by pep
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-19-2012 01:23:45 | More by ChopsMeister
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karlt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-14-2013 16:36:58 | More by karlt
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-09-2013 03:25:18 | More by capuchinpilates
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-16-2012 03:42:42 | More by Localdrinklax
Summit Summer Ale from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.