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Summit Meridian Session Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Meridian Session AleSummit Meridian Session Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 05-02-2013)
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy blonde with a nice full white head. Aroma carries plenty of esters and has obvious Belgian yeast character. Banana and lemon aromas stand out. Flavor starts out mild and builds, with the yeast again as the main feature. Lemon, spicy clove, a bit of toasty malt with a mild bitterness tying things together nicely at the finish. Mouthfeel is pretty full, with mild carbonation. No discernible alcohol.

A bit heavier feeling than I’d like for this kind of beer, but I like what the approach they took here with newer malt/hop combo used in a smaller beer. Good start to the new Union Series.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 04:34:01 | More by GeezLynn
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Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a thick white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of bready malt, bubblegum, banana, hints of root beer spices, unusual and intriguing. Flavor quite different; biscuit malt, citrus, grassy hops with faint hints of Belgian yeast and spicing. Leaves a lingering ginger, banana and grassy hop flavor. Light to medium bodied with nice active carbonation. An interesting light ale that leans in profile towards am American pale ale, but has some light Belgian hints. Refreshing, interesting and nicely made.

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3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Summit Union Series Meridian Session Ale, Meridian Hops grown in the USA, Concerto Pale malt grown in the United Kingdom…Belgian-style Session Ale. Limited Edition Craft Brew. 4.5 % Alc by Vol. 32 IBU. Enjoy by 9/28/13.

This is a new one for me. Summit broke from their shell of the same ol' tried and true with the Unchained Series, and now this new Union Series that I don't fully understand. Not sure what the aim is with this. No matter, I'll just step right into it an see what the beer is all about…

Lightly hazed, golden yellow appearance, nice snowy white head, leaving lace.

Aroma: fresh and lively, lightly spicy, slightly fruity, giving the general sense of a witbier/BPA. Gorgeous, actually. Mm.

Taste: Hmmm. Pale malt, some wheat? ( not sure…), we've got the fruit and the spice and a little bit of hops. Nice stuff. It's a drinker, plenty of special Belgian-style flavorings. Nicely consumable. Plenty of flavor, plenty of pleasure.

Thanks, Summit, I'll have another.

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Summit Meridian Session Ale from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.