Summit Summer Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Summer AleSummit Summer Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | 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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3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of gatornation
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Summit Summer Ale from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.