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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

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
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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South Dakota

2/5  rDev -46.7%

07-16-2013 21:58:15 | More by Chucker17
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Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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Bighorn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

08-07-2013 23:38:36 | More by Bighorn
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JSchock7

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

07-21-2013 06:51:41 | More by JSchock7
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20%

05-22-2013 17:34:23 | More by bpfrush
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

04-05-2014 16:33:07 | More by Luweezy
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jklecko2

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20%

09-25-2013 04:39:47 | More by jklecko2
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -20%

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Turbo

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Cooper

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

11-28-2013 01:29:29 | More by Cooper
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

05-15-2013 03:39:10 | More by sparx1100
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

01-17-2014 04:14:22 | More by mattmarka1
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

08-03-2013 03:36:16 | More by MrMcGibblets
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vfgccp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-23-2013 23:10:05 | More by vfgccp
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

11-24-2013 03:27:54 | More by Knapp85
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

11-16-2013 05:11:44 | More by mmulebarn
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Ilafan

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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?

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2013 23:07:08 | More by TMoney2591
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wrayjustin

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Draft
Location: Holy Hound Taproom, York, PA

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Appearance:
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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.

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Smell:
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A sweet yet metallic scent, with hints of clove and spice.

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Taste:
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A slightly sweet, bitter, hoppy flavor. Easy on the taste buds, but not so weak you forget your drinking a craft brew.

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Mouthfeel:
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Light, exactly what you'd expect from a session beer. So smooth and so light you can drink it all night.

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Overall:
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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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2013 03:09:30 | More by wrayjustin
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stpjames

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-24-2013 18:25:35 | More by stpjames
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olmane

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-09-2013 04:04:56 | More by olmane
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-19-2013 03:03:03 | More by bigbeers84
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 02:50:39 | More by JamesMN
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-27-2013 04:26:51 | More by Kahlerbock
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Summit Meridian Session Ale from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.