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Summit Summer Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

231 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -10%

stpjames, Jul 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

parrotdead, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Bighorn, Jul 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

mfl620ks, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

HardWater, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
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

russpowell, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of shand
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

shand, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

mkh895, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

hoosier222002, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

YeastEnthusiast, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Sweffin, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

TheSSG, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

enelson, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

bumchilly25, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of MickeyD
2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

MickeyD, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

nickfl, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

zeff80, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

InspectorBob, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

ptarmigan98, Jun 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

fiveiron, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

jono0101, Jun 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

DMB, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of ChasterBlaster
2.73/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

ChasterBlaster, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

thebummedgardener, Jun 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

livingtodie, Jun 12, 2013
Summit Summer Ale from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.