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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

227 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | 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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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-27-2013 01:27:46 | More by MNBeer1017
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-08-2014 23:26:22 | More by jzlyo
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eball33

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-18-2014 12:29:12 | More by eball33
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-19-2014 14:44:01 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.29/5  rDev -8.9%

Poured from a 12oz. can into a pint glass.

Pours a pale straw color with a huge, foamy head that slowly dissipates and leaves som scattered lacing.

The aroma is of lemon, grass and a little sour funk in the background that seems a bit off.

The taste is lemon first, then a bit of bitter with a grassy, dry finish.

The mouthfeel is light and crisp, a bit bubbly with a slightly sticky finish.

Overall, a decent kolsch although, to me, something seemed slightly off. The can is fresh so that's not the issue. Not the best example of the style that I've had.

07-08-2014 20:58:48 | More by SD-Alefan
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -8.6%

12 oz bottle BB 09/25/12

A- pours a light clear yellow color with a brilliant white head

S- malt floral hops bread and lemongrass

T- light floral hops with grain and bread light sweet malts

M- light on the palate low/medium carbonation

O- a session thirst quencher with mid Kolsch flavors, not my first choice for a kolsch or a summer beer for the matter

05-26-2012 20:22:47 | More by gatornation
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -8.6%

Pours a nice, soft, white head. Nice, floral hop aroma. Golden color. Smooth, crisp floral hops and malt meld together perfectly. A touch of spicy hops in the finish.
Very straightforward brew. A touch of spicy hop atop malt with a bubbly, refreshing carbonation.

Great summer session bier.

06-30-2013 00:23:09 | More by TheSSG
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.41/5  rDev -5.5%

Pours an effervescent straw color with 2+ fingers of egg-shell colored head. Stellar lacing & head retention

S: Grassy, crackery notes

T: Follows the nose, some lemony notes too up front. As this warms mostly grassyness & a touch of pear & dryness. Finishes fruity, crisp & dry

MF: Light bodied, soft carbonation, crisp

An alright Kosch, like most of Summit's offerings; decent, drinkable, but not memorable. Fairly true to style

07-08-2013 02:04:08 | More by russpowell
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%

Summit Summer Ale. No information at all on the 12 ounce bottle's label, just a picture of Minnehaha Falls and the promise of an ale for summer. So, let's check it out.

Clear and yellow, with a small white head.

Floral aromas, light citric nose, without a twang, bright, wide open and pretty.

Taste: Clean entry on the palate, very light in body, with a short finish. Whispers of wheat below the surface, but not much. Smoothness personified, but at what price?
Expertly consumable, and tasty, too. Before too long, along comes a hit of sour, and just the merest kiss of hops.
Next time it's in the 90's, this will go down great, but, so does water. I'm not trying to knock Summer Ale, because it's not aimed at me, but I will miss the Hefe Weizen considerably, if this is it's replacement.

06-25-2012 09:24:20 | More by feloniousmonk
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-10-2012 18:46:20 | More by sgttibbs
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-13-2014 23:34:18 | More by LXIXME
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Magic

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-19-2012 02:10:07 | More by Magic
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HardWater

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-08-2013 15:28:31 | More by HardWater
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-17-2012 19:44:25 | More by MooseBoose
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trstar87

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-04-2012 00:05:30 | More by trstar87
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-13-2012 03:24:40 | More by MN_Beerticker
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-21-2013 02:44:54 | More by ptarmigan98
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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-11-2014 14:54:02 | More by northcoastwolf
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-25-2013 15:16:45 | More by FeelinSurley
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silverking

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-15-2013 07:05:35 | More by silverking
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-15-2013 22:21:48 | More by Eric908
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Sweffin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-30-2013 13:06:38 | More by Sweffin
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-02-2013 22:23:33 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-22-2013 19:47:48 | More by zeff80
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-01-2013 22:30:31 | More by jsprain1
Summit Summer Ale from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.