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Summit Meridian Session Ale - Summit Brewing Company

Summit Meridian Session AleSummit Meridian Session Ale

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%


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

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted 11 July 2013.

Pours a medium-pale, clear orange-hued golden color. One finger plus a little more of dense whitish head. Good retention, decent lacing. Pretty.

Smell is big, fruity, and Belgian. Stunningly aromatic for a session ale, and even more remarkable that so much of it is coming from malts and yeast. Has that classic Belgian pale grainy-fruity-spicy-sweet smell, clean and pure. Citrus and spice. Fantastic.

Taste is kinda like watered-down version of the smell. It's still quite good, but it's lacking the spunk of the smell, and I find the bitter in the finish distracting. Less spice, less fruit, more grain. But it's clean and enjoyable. Definitely declines as it warms.

Feel is fine, if a little on the flat side. Medium-bodied, the tiniest hint syrupy. Needs more carb (and it doesn't need all that much).

I am really really enjoying this beer. I wish the taste had more going on, but the smell keeps me coming back for more. Great combination of fruit, spice, and Belgian goodness. I will definitely be picking up more of it before it disappears from shelves.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 03:45:18 | More by zeledonia
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Thanks, Summit, I'll have another.

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Summit Meridian Session Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.