Summit Meridian Session Ale - Summit Brewing Company
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3.26/5 rDev -13.1%
Served in a shaker pint glass at Bigby's Pour House.
Man, if nothing else, "Meridian" just sounds cool to me. I dunno. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light biscuit, very light greens, and very light grass. The taste brings in more of the same, though brighter and with a firm contingent of sweet flowers. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, an alright little beer, but one that's too evanescent for its own good. At least it's not offensive, but that's not the greatest compliment in the world, is it?
06-05-2013 23:07:08 | More by TMoney2591
3.33/5 rDev -11.2%
Location: Holy Hound Taproom, York, PA
Clear as day and as yellow as...well you know. But seriously if your bathroom visits are this yellow you should drink more fluids. The head is surprising, lasting the entire session.
A sweet yet metallic scent, with hints of clove and spice.
A slightly sweet, bitter, hoppy flavor. Easy on the taste buds, but not so weak you forget your drinking a craft brew.
Light, exactly what you'd expect from a session beer. So smooth and so light you can drink it all night.
A really nice session beer, refreshing enough you're going to have a good night, and at 4.5% that nights going to last a long time, I'm sure your girlfriend will be... Satisfied.
08-10-2013 03:09:30 | More by wrayjustin
3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
Enjoy by 9/23/2013.
Appearance: Light golden body with visible effervescence but not quite translucent. Poured a three finger pillow white head that is slowly dissipating, leaving lacing.
Aroma: Wasn't sure what to expect here but surprised to find an obvious Belgian Ale quality. Sort of a pear, fig, and biscuit mix. Smells a tad dry but otherwise nice.
Taste: Drinks like a light beer that was fermented with belgian yeast. No defined malt flavor but this area is helped greatly by all the esters from the yeast: pear, pepper, clove, etc. There is actually a good amount of bitterness to the flavor that comes in right near the finish. The Meridian hops utilized here are similar to Willamette as explained on Summit's website. The earthy, slightly lemony character of the hops make them a good pair for the malt and yeast. At 4.5% ABV it definitely has flavor but it's too bad they couldn't have gone for a lower ABV and made this a true session ale.
Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body with aggressive carbonation and easy drinkability.
Final Thoughts: For the first release in a new series of beers by Summit, Meridian Session Ale is sort of a let down. If you like Belgian Ales then you'll enjoy this beer but don't get your hopes up too high. Would I drink it again? Probably not.
05-28-2013 02:50:39 | More by JamesMN
Summit Meridian Session Ale from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.