1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Summit Summer Ale - Summit Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Summit Summer AleSummit Summer Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Summit Summer Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 207 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rarapacz
rarapacz

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-26-2013 01:53:58 | More by rarapacz
Photo of stpjames
stpjames

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-24-2013 18:28:19 | More by stpjames
Photo of parrotdead
parrotdead

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-23-2013 01:52:46 | More by parrotdead
Photo of Bighorn
Bighorn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-10-2013 23:57:09 | More by Bighorn
Photo of mfl620ks
mfl620ks

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-09-2013 22:00:34 | More by mfl620ks
Photo of HardWater
HardWater

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-08-2013 15:28:31 | More by HardWater
Photo of russpowell
russpowell

Oklahoma

3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 02:04:08 | More by russpowell
Photo of shand
shand

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-07-2013 16:02:12 | More by shand
Photo of mkh895
mkh895

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-04-2013 19:48:44 | More by mkh895
Photo of hoosier222002
hoosier222002

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-02-2013 23:09:40 | More by hoosier222002
Photo of YeastEnthusiast
YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-02-2013 22:23:33 | More by YeastEnthusiast
Photo of Sweffin
Sweffin

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-30-2013 13:06:38 | More by Sweffin
Photo of TheSSG
TheSSG

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 00:23:09 | More by TheSSG
Photo of enelson
enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-29-2013 02:35:44 | More by enelson
Photo of bumchilly25
bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-28-2013 19:46:38 | More by bumchilly25
Photo of MickeyD
MickeyD

Kansas

2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 02:54:58 | More by MickeyD
Photo of nickfl
nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-25-2013 05:56:25 | More by nickfl
Photo of zeff80
zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-22-2013 19:47:48 | More by zeff80
Photo of InspectorBob
InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-22-2013 16:29:11 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of ptarmigan98
ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-21-2013 02:44:54 | More by ptarmigan98
Photo of fiveiron
fiveiron

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-20-2013 15:45:48 | More by fiveiron
Photo of jono0101
jono0101

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-19-2013 15:51:10 | More by jono0101
Photo of DMB
DMB

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-18-2013 18:35:56 | More by DMB
Photo of ChasterBlaster
ChasterBlaster

Wisconsin

2.73/5  rDev -25%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 00:11:40 | More by ChasterBlaster
Photo of thebummedgardener
thebummedgardener

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-12-2013 16:51:21 | More by thebummedgardener
Summit Summer Ale from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.