Summit Meridian Session Ale - Summit Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
(Serve in a tulip glass)
A- This beer has a touch of haze to the lemon yellow body and a rocky snow white head that is supported by a gentle carbonation.
S- The clean malt aroma with a slight caramel malt note leads to a hominy/corn tortilla note and some fruity ester or hop note in the finish.
T- The slight sweetness of malt with some slightly juicy citrus pith that blends with a fruity esters finish.
M- This beer pours a medium mouthfeel with a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.
O- This beer has an odd aroma and an interesting flavor but it is a bit soft. Easy to drink but needs a bit more character to be sessionable.
09-18-2013 20:26:55 | More by rhoadsrage
4/5 rDev +6.7%
Was meaning to try this one when it first came out but never got around to it. As it's been sitting on shelves for awhile now I had to pick some up when I found it discounted for $5 for a 6 pack. Bottle with a BB date of 9/23/13.
Poured into a pint glass this beer has a thick finger of sticky, frothy white head that laces the glass very nicely. Dark golden and hazy. Bubbly.
Aromas of lemon, yeast, esters and phenols with a nice bready maltiness.
Taste is definitely Belgian-esque. Yeasty, with a fruity lemon taste and a peppery phenolic bite. That lemony, yeasty flavor gives a taste that is normally found in wheat beers. Slight bitter finish. Crisp.
Nice body for a low ABV brew. Highly carbonated that matches the back end bitterness.
Overall a flavorful session beer as advertised. A high quality beer from Summit that I'll grab some more of before it disappears.
09-16-2013 02:32:37 | More by deebo
4.03/5 rDev +7.5%
Picked up a sixer not far form the brewery in St. Paul. This is one of the best new MN beers I've had in a while. In short, it's interesting and delicious. There's a grassy citrus hops kick (not that strong, but pleasant), dry biscuity malts, and a mild Belgian spice. It's dry and lighter than most Belgians or pale ale, it's certainly session weight. I'm glad I didn't just buy a single, this is a damn tasty beer.
09-08-2013 22:25:53 | More by tempest
3.74/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
08-27-2013 04:34:01 | More by GeezLynn
4.19/5 rDev +11.7%
Pours a cloudy, golden color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight earthy malt, sweet malt, yeast, hops, floral, hint of spice, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, yeast, slight hop, citrus, slight earthy malt, hint of floral, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, great blend, and great complexity.
08-17-2013 04:22:44 | More by Tone
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
3.63/5 rDev -3.2%
Meridian Session Ale pours a golden color, with a nice large lacing head. There is a mellow sweet yeasty aroma with hints of lemons. The taste has yeasty notes, nice mellow Belgian candies, and sweet lemon notes. Very crisp nice body, on the lighter side. Overall a nice mellow easy to drink Belgian ale.
08-09-2013 03:23:57 | More by vette2006c5r
3.65/5 rDev -2.7%
Slightly hazed with a dull golden hue. Bright white thing head. Funky belgian yeast notes. Clove, touch of farm blanket. Some piney hoppiness and a bit of earthiness.
For what it is it's pretty good. Actually decently hoppy throughout from start to finish. Piney with just enough funk and sweetness to give you that belgian feel. I would like this as a session beer but I only found one bottle and probably wont find anymore. Faint bitterness that doesn't really build making each sip as enjoyable as the first. Faint lingering sweetness with prickly carbonation and medium bodied. Would make an awesome summer beer near the pool.
08-07-2013 23:58:19 | More by jtierney89
Summit Meridian Session Ale from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.