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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

207 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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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harrylee773

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -65.7%

08-20-2012 11:38:52 | More by harrylee773
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

09-12-2012 03:42:30 | More by TheBigBoy
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ChasterBlaster

Wisconsin

2.73/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

What a disappointment. Here's why: I LOVE SUMMIT. And having such high expectations led me to expect too much from this incredibly mediocre brew.

Grabbing on of these guys and popping it open, pouring it into my pint glass was a nice experience. Downhill from there.

The smell is fine.

The taste starts off alright, crisp and refreshing. But the aftertaste is like licking a rusty piece of metal. Strong, unpleasant metallic tastes linger still (5 minutes since last sip)

The mouthfeel was ok because it was refreshing, but kind of gross at the same time, much like taking a swim with a bunch of hairy old men.

Overall, it did its job but nothing more. Definitely wont buy again, although I remain a fan of summit's other brews.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 00:11:40 | More by ChasterBlaster
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thelargeone

North Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

07-02-2014 03:28:40 | More by thelargeone
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

11-16-2013 05:13:36 | More by mmulebarn
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MickeyD

Kansas

2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

poured into a clean pint glass

Appearance: Very light, golden in color lots of carbonation, very small head with good lacing

Smell: Almost no smell, very faint hops with no discernible malt.

Taste: Very light, slight hop but barely noticeable

Mouth feel: Very thin but goes down smooth.

Overall: Slightly above average beer. Goes down really easy. Not much taste however. I assume that this is true to the style after reading the description. This is my first experience with this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 02:54:58 | More by MickeyD
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danfix99

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-03-2013 02:02:16 | More by danfix99
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Drew88

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-27-2014 19:54:19 | More by Drew88
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.6%

10-25-2013 23:54:28 | More by jmccullough108
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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-14-2012 01:43:52 | More by Zaphog
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thebummedgardener

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-12-2013 16:51:21 | More by thebummedgardener
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David1975

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-22-2012 20:46:57 | More by David1975
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schomber

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-08-2012 19:29:06 | More by schomber
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pooogy

Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-10-2013 00:00:19 | More by pooogy
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parrotdead

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-23-2013 01:52:46 | More by parrotdead
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-25-2012 02:33:11 | More by Hopstout
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-09-2013 22:00:34 | More by mfl620ks
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skynyrdbyrd

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

10-19-2013 03:54:02 | More by skynyrdbyrd
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer pours a semi-clear golden color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes rather quickly into a thin cap of lacing. The aroma is of herbal, spicy hops with an underlying breadiness. It is rather weak though, and I have to try really hard to detect it. The taste is similar to the aroma with a nice balance of bready malt, and spicy, herbal hops. Again, like the aroma, it is weak even for the style. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, I really don't think highly of this beer. I'm a big fan of the Kolsch style. However, this is a weaker example of the style, I can't see myself drinking again.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 22:26:53 | More by KarlHungus
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bashiba

Iowa

3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice bright golden yellow with a thin white head, light lacing.

The smell was a touch of grain with a bit of coppery and light grassy hops.

The flavor is very balanced with light crackery malts mixing in with a bit of lemon peel and a touch of metallic tinny flavor in the finish. Has just a bit of lingering bitterness.

The mouthfeel is dry and crisp.

A decent summer beer, fairly clean and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 20:48:24 | More by bashiba
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-18-2014 20:09:58 | More by DaftPatrick
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-17-2012 22:30:04 | More by NilocRellim
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KirkFrancis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-02-2014 03:34:14 | More by KirkFrancis
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-05-2014 23:08:06 | More by acurtis
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-01-2012 18:16:34 | More by Cooper
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Summit Summer Ale from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.