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Summit Summer Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | 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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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
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-27-2014 20:42:23 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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Drew88

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-27-2014 19:54:19 | More by Drew88
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elliott1184

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-26-2014 18:48:03 | More by elliott1184
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-25-2014 00:23:28 | More by oldvines
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-17-2014 19:36:56 | More by Steve_Trick
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pep

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-03-2014 21:30:34 | More by pep
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barongearmu

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-29-2014 01:26:57 | More by barongearmu
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Tafyob41

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-24-2014 04:51:43 | More by Tafyob41
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-19-2014 14:44:01 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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goeke007

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-08-2014 04:27:57 | More by goeke007
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AlexHess

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-27-2013 17:27:16 | More by AlexHess
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-13-2013 03:34:53 | More by XmnwildX12
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-01-2013 22:30:31 | More by jsprain1
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WallE89

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-21-2013 01:09:05 | More by WallE89
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

11-16-2013 05:13:36 | More by mmulebarn
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-09-2013 03:25:18 | More by capuchinpilates
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bscalt

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-03-2013 21:38:39 | More by bscalt
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.6%

10-25-2013 23:54:28 | More by jmccullough108
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-22-2013 01:46:05 | More by zestar
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skynyrdbyrd

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

10-19-2013 03:54:02 | More by skynyrdbyrd
Summit Summer Ale from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.