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Summit Summer Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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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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ovaltine

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-04-2014 00:56:17 | More by ovaltine
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Rudes

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-03-2014 20:30:07 | More by Rudes
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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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thelargeone

North Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

07-02-2014 03:28:40 | More by thelargeone
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-02-2014 00:08:04 | More by Stofko1992
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Zanico

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-25-2014 23:38:10 | More by Zanico
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kristenrae8

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

06-24-2014 23:34:56 | More by kristenrae8
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-23-2014 12:44:29 | More by CCutch
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tbone64

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +37.4%

06-21-2014 16:35:48 | More by tbone64
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OB1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-19-2014 21:37:41 | More by OB1
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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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banderson


4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-14-2014 03:54:19 | More by kguyty
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-13-2014 13:43:50 | More by JakeBarnett
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-09-2014 21:39:20 | More by TX-Badger
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-09-2014 14:58:20 | More by billhelm
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322wingedfoot

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

06-08-2014 23:50:01 | More by 322wingedfoot
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Hop-Droppen-Roll

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-08-2014 00:55:06 | More by Hop-Droppen-Roll
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Catlin

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-07-2014 20:14:07 | More by Catlin
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Weas

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-06-2014 23:16:07 | More by Weas
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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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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-03-2014 19:02:07 | More by MNBeerGeek
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale straw color. Two fingers fluffy white head. Looks appealing.

Aroma is a wheaty with a hint of lemon. light and crisp with some subtle honey and floral notes.

Taste again a wheaty grainyness with lemon and slight honey. Finishes crisp with a bit light grainy sweetness.

Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Pretty nice summertime beer.

Serving type: can

06-01-2014 00:30:41 | More by Powderhornphil
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Wiscodrinker

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-31-2014 18:21:48 | More by Wiscodrinker
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mnredsoxfan69

Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked up Summit's Summer Sampler, a 12-pack of four different brews, three year round (Extra Pale Ale, Horizon Red IPA and Pilsner) and their Summer Ale, a Kölsch style brew. The first bottle of the Summer Ale I had was dull, lifeless with minimal smell, taste or head. I'm glad I tried a second one because it was like broad daylight versus fading sunset.

I poured it into a tulip glass (my favorite drinking vessel) and immediately saw the difference. This one poured a sticky, two finger head with moderate retention. The beer itself was a slightly hazy, light gold with light carbonation. The smell was fresh and zesty, lightly hoppy with floral and fruit notes of apple and pear. This followed into the taste, again with the apples and pears followed by a lightly bitter finish. Light to medium-light body with a slight carbonation prickle on the tongue.

Overall, an excellent, refreshing summer brew, a sessionable alcohol level of 4.4% and a flavor that isn't a hop slap or a cloying syrup. Nicely balanced. I'll buy more this summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 03:23:37 | More by mnredsoxfan69
Summit Summer Ale from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.