Summer Paradise - Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Knapp85 on 06-28-2011

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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by ghengisflan:
Photo of ghengisflan
2.87/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance - Copper, clear ale with a persistent, thin head and many, small bubbles.

Smell - Smells a little malty-sweet. Nothing special here.

Taste - Unfortunately, tastes like an adjunct lager, but without the adjunct.

Mouthfeel - Nice, light but full mouthfeel.

Overall - Disappointing, but still an acceptable summer session beer that I would pick over the Millers of the world.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another canned beer courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can/ Has a dark golden/light brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of malts, a bit of lemons as well. Taste is bready, malty, some mild lemon, refreshing and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, kind of lacks the wheat zing and tartness for the style, but an enjoyable beer none the less.

Photo of woodychandler
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Once again, the now-lifted curse of The CANQuest (tm) rears its ugly head. One of the tenets of the program dictates that an approved picture must be in place before a review CAN take place. The problems occurred when there was an interminable delay in getting pics approved, relegating beers to standby. Since then, someone else has taken over the approval duties and things are moving much more quickly, but now I am playing catch-up.

From the CAN: "Summer Paradise is a crisp, slightly tart, wheat-based ale that makes one wonder how so much flavor could be bestowed upon each sip. This thrist-quenching ale keeps with the tradition of brewing easy drinking beers during warmer months. With just a hint of spices, within a backdrop of citrus, it will remind you of a summer in paradise."

My original CAN was old enough to grow a beard, so when this year's release came out, I simply replaced it, freeing me up to CANduct a standard review. The first step was a loud Crack!, revealing a brimful CAN. I commenced an inverted Glug which produced two fingers of fizzy, bone-white head that dissipated as quickly as it appeared. Color was a slightly hazy Pale Straw (SRM = 1 - 2). Nose had a lemony tartness along with a biscuit malt smell and I thought of lemon muffins or lemon biscotti. Mouthfeel was thin and watery. The taste was very lemony and tart, but I was not getting the malt as strongly. The finish was semi-dry, lightly tart, somewhat refreshing, but I just felt like it lacked for Ooomph. It was boring and a shandy might have been better.

Photo of Rifugium
2.82/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Can, sampled at the Beer Yard, Wayne, PA.

Free sample, so whatever. Slightly hazed coppery pour, with a foamy white head. Lots of toasted wheat and grains in the nose, subtle citrus. In the taste, crackery malts, toasted wheat, some chewy orange pulp, coriander and pepper--pretty sure this was made with grains of paradise a la Sam Adams Summer Lager, hence the name. Light-medium body, and a bit chewy. Lacking the crispness I'd prefer in a summer-anything beer. Not necessarily undrinkable, but just not my style.

Photo of Rutkiller
4.24/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super citrus! Great warm weather beer. Pours a yellow hazy color. Minimal head. Thin mouth feel, but nice for warmer days. Great brew!

Photo of Knapp85
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out as a Clear looking golden copper color. The head was strong for a bit and leave a surprising amount of lacing on the glass. The smell is light but it has elements of wheat and some fruit sweetness on the nose. The taste reminded me of something like a softer version of #9. The flavors of apricot and orange take up most of the flavors in this beer. The mouthfeel is soft and not overly carbonated. Overall it's a pretty nice summer brew.

Summer Paradise from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
79 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.