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Summer Ale - Vancouver Island Brewery

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Summer Ale
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83
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Vancouver Island Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 05-18-2012)
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tried on tap at the Vancouver Island brewery proper, enjoying a nice chat with the dude working there at the time (forgot your name, bro. My bad). In any event, this guy was very knowledgeable and helped guide me through a solid tasting session. This brew is actually dubbed "Beachcomber" Summer Ale and is a cloudy lemon yellow hefeweizen with off-white head. Aroma is typical of well-crafted North American takes on this style, banana and clove with banana dominating, along with some citrus rind and faint brown sugar and perhaps just a tinge of roast. Palate mirrors this closely, a big banana forward flavor with some citrus, clove, and white pepper spice, crisp and refreshing despite the fruitiness. Appropriately fizzy and thin to moderate body with a tangy, crisp finish. Shows some of the hybrid American wheat and hefeweizen character you often get with North American takes on this style but very good nonetheless. Some added noble hops in the finish provide an extra element and sure, this would make a solid summer session option.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2014 21:09:01 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-24-2013 23:41:03 | More by Erik-P
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-08-2013 04:59:16 | More by LampertLand
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CWVegas

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-31-2013 05:19:35 | More by CWVegas
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Braz

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-12-2013 01:29:28 | More by Braz
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-07-2013 04:21:39 | More by ericj551
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-04-2012 06:10:50 | More by jrempel
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-22-2012 06:58:25 | More by schopenhauerale
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-20-2012 22:46:42 | More by bumchilly25
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great to see this beer back in rotation under another guise as it was my fave Hefe about 2 years ago. Still has the luscious mouthfeel and the big banana/ cloves notes to the nose. Great take on the style but the Summer Ale name is a little confusing as it sounds like a Golden Ale or Cream Ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 01:43:37 | More by canucklehead
Summer Ale from Vancouver Island Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.