Summit Summer Ale - Summit Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Summit Summer AleSummit Summer Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

238 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 238
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Summit Summer Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 238 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of FeelinSurley
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of David1975
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ebenicr
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Ejayz
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of NoBeerLeftBehind
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of benmafia17
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of largemouthdmb
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Magic
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of djbulbasaur
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Converge
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass. My first Kölsch.

A - Clean golden look with a touch of haze in it. Ample carbonation feeding a bubbly white head on top. Head retains as a thick, dense cap of white foam that leaves patches of sticky lacing.

S - Simple and clean, and very summery. Crisp wheat malt, light grassy hops, with some bready notes and a subtle kick of citrus.

T - Opens up with wheat and bready malt, but as it finishes a herbal hop presence makes itself known. Very grassy, and a bit oily. Buttery malt balances the hops. Balanced, simple, and very drinkable.

M - Medium bodied with assertive but crisp carbonation and a dry, slightly bittering finish.

D - Didn't really know what to expect form this brew, as I've never had a Kölsch before. I figured I'd get more yeast and less hops; something akin to a hefeweizen. This reminded me more of an APWA, but with both more hops and malt. All in all, a tasty and drinkable summer brew from Summit.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a pale golden color with a big billowy white head. The head has a pretty decent retention lasting for a few minutes eventually fading to leave a moderate amount of lacing

Smell – The aroma is of a bready wheat malt and some lemon citrus and a light herbal aroma.

Taste – The taste begins crisp with a nice blend of wheat malt as well as some light citrus fruit notes. Some floral flavors come to the tongue, and with an increase in the lemon citrus, end up lightly bittering the taste. Toward the end a very light grassy flavor mixes with the others and leaves a clean taste on the tongue at the end.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very light with a higher level of carbonation. A refreshing effervescent brew that is very easy to drink.

Overall – A good summer session beer. It is very easy to drink with its smooth body, light abv and more simple but flavorful crisp taste.

Photo of Scotchboy
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from laymansbeerfan (gracias) poured into a standard pint glass from the Ram.

A: Hazy light gold with a fizzy white head that leaves minimal lace.

S: Tangy wheat...sweetness and breadyness of pale malt...yeast esters...slight fruitiness as well, hops lending some lemon peel/citrus notes with undertones of banana and apricot (probably not from the hops)...touch of grassyness.

T: Good initial kick of flavor and carbonation, again there are some substantial wheat notes and a very light impression of banana, sweet bread and malt are the backbone of the flavors...notes of lemon again with grassy and floral notes. Refreshing.

MF: Light and drinkable, thin and watery body with just enough carbonation. Pretty refreshing here too.

O: Coulda sworn this was an APWA as I was sipping, maybe I was imagining all of the wheaty notes...its definitely not very heavy at all, and its not a heff, but its a light malty drinkable summer beer.

Thanks Aaron!

Photo of harrylee773
1.25/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of blaze8
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of MooseBoose
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of vw72
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of yankinwis
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Summit Summer Ale from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.