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Indian Summer | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.68%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Indian Summer is a light profile American-style wheat ale spiced with Orange Peel and Coriander. Our recipe uses a mix of wheat and pale barley. This beer is very lightly hopped to allow the spices to shine through. Clean fermenting yeast produce a very dry, crisp base to further accentuate the spices. The aroma has a distinct citrus note without being overly fruity.

16 IBU

Added by weeare138 on 10-04-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of cdizinno
4.6/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Light golden orange. Medium white head and minimal lacing.

S: Floral, spicey and wheaty.

T&M: Nice spice that I can't quite place. Nutmeg or something. Crisp, smooth with a great refreshing taste and mouthfeel. Well-balanced with hops and malt all there.

Great drinkable beer. I'm surprised at the low ratings. It's a 'summer beer' folks!!

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Photo of NODAK
4.35/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Aroma is more citric than anything...coriander is present in the background. Smells a bit tart.

But the taste, that's something else entirely. There's a good, sweet orange fruitiness to the body of this beer....with some coriander in the background. The label does specifically call out both orange peel and coriander in the making of this, and I'd say they weren't kidding. Both are definitely there and they run the show. The aftertaste shows a pretty good dose of grainy wheat in it too.

This would be one of the most drinkable beers I could think of on a hot day. Even though it isn't a hot day and I'm inside, I still enjoy this immensely. Probably one of the best sessionable beers around.

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.1/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed this one out of the fridge for my first beer of the afternoon. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, I brought this one outside with me to do some yard work. Consumed on 04/04/2009.

Poured a nice medium amber with some good clarity and a nice amount of light carbonation bubbling up to the surface. Rich head of white graced the top for a few moments before settling back down into a nice light half inch of foam across the top. The aroma was light spice, cinnamon maybe, nice touches of light hops and a smooth mellow biscuit like tone. As I take my first sip a nice rush of tingly spice rolls over my tongue. Combing with a nice caramel flavor, smooth, genetle hops and a nice grain note this was a solid little ale. Nice carbonation kept the profile lively and not overdone, while an intresting but quick finish left a nice sweet flavor on the tongue for a good long while.

Overall a very nice, and very sessionable little ale. Lots of depth to the profile and a smooth, and very nice easy drinking to it. I would go here again for sure.

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Photo of BrewAskew
4.07/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours to a thin white head and no lacing. Orange-gold color, brilliant clarity. Aroma is strong wheat grain, orange peel and coriander. Flavor is (see aroma). Mouthfeel is light and clean with strong carbonation. Overall, a tasty, easy drinking, in-your-face herb-spice signature and tasty, refreshing wheat base that has broad appeal.

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Photo of tiger88
4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dry hopped version some are referring to as Indian Spring...

Pours a wheat yellow with an orange glowing tint. Little to no head coming off the cask. Pretty clear and light looking as one would figure with a "summer" beer. Doesn't really smell too strongly but has hints of light hops and a malty aroma. It tastes really good. Especially on a hot muggy day after the Magic City Brewfest. It tastes of subtle malt and a little citrus twist as it goes to the throat. Very light and fluffy mouthfeel and extremely drinkable. Looking forward to more of these.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)
date code 00709
A- This beer pours a crystal clear light orange hued body with a lazy carbonation of tiny bubbles that support a thin perfectly smooth white head.

S- The soft smell of citrus zest has a slight juiciness to it and a faint dry spice hint in the finish.

T- The soft smooth malt flavor has just a hint of toast to it with a light dry spice hint in the background. There is a soft snappy hop finish with a slight citrus sweetness.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a clean fizzy finish and no alcohol heat.

D- This beer has a nice but soft flavor making it a good summer sipper. The spice flavors are subtle and don't get in the way of the malt or hops.

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of soupermirl
3.98/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drinks with ease. Indian Summer is a great tasting local brew. I described it once as like the feeling you get early in the morning after you drink a glass of the best orange juice. One of my favorites. If you get the chance, at least try it. It's a good session beer for hot days.

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Photo of colts9016
3.94/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to PerzentRizen for this beer.

Poured into a pint glass at 45 degrees.

Appearance: A light orange/amber color in the body of the beer. I used an aggressive pour to produce a one finger head but the retention is lacking. The head was white in color and foamy. There is some effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is clear and brilliant.

Nose: A light wheat aroma with citrus and floral hints. Also there are hints of spices like coriander.

Taste: A light wheat aroma with citrus esters and a floral hint. There is a hint of spices coriander like.

Overall: The mouth feel is carbonated and smooth. The body of the beer is medium and the finish is light. I am not a big fan of this style of beer. This beer has renewed my faith that this is a descent drink beer. The spice is really nice addition to the beer. I enjoyed drinking this beer.

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Photo of SHODriver
3.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden Orange with minimal head. I had two and I had to give it a pretty vigorous pour to get a finger of head out of it. It looks like your standard filtered wheat ale, so nothing new or out of the ordinary.

S: Spices, Wheat, and citrus. It smells good but it isn't something that I wanted to smell all day.

T: Starts with some nice spice notes and transitions to some citrus flavors and finishes with a very clean sweet malt flavor. I bought a six pack for a cookout where I two and didn't take any home with me. Everyone else liked it as well if that gives you an indication of the quality of flavor. The spices are by no means overpowering which is very nice. This beer shows very good balance and complexity for what it is.

M: This is a pretty good summer beer. Good carbonation and a moderate mouthfeel makes this something that you want to reach for if you have it in the fridge and need some refreshment.

D: This beer is very drinkable. I could definitely see myself using this as a session beer.

Final Notes: This is a tasty summer beer that I might have to grab another sixxer of due to the lack of selection around here. As far as flavors this beer reminds me of different things I like about some other summer beers and it rolled those qualities into a bottle of Indian Summer. This beer gives me hope in the rest of the line from Lazy Magnolia.

EDIT: had this beer on tap a couple weeks ago and was not impressed. I don't know what the deal was but it was very lackluster. I'm not going to edit the numbers but just leave a note in here. Could have been the keg, the glassware, or inconsistency in brewing. Without knowing more I can't take this beer down a peg or two based on one bad experience after having a better than average review of it before. If it happens again I'll play with the numbers and make note of it. otherwise I'll leave it where it sits.

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Photo of nickfl
3.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Half a finger of white foam on a clear, golden body. The head settles quickly and leaves very little lace.

S - Strong pilsner malt aroma with some spicy yeast and a hint of earthy hops.

T - Sweet malt and a hint of spicy wheat up front. Some sweet spice notes, definite coriander and a bit of banana from the yeast. Finishes crisp and slightly sweet with a hint of herbal hops.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - I wasn't expecting a lot, especially after smelling it and seeing the weak head, but this is very pleasant and drinkable. The spice character is distinct, but restrained enough that it doesn't overwhelm the palate. A nice, drinkable summer beer.

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Photo of abrand
3.9/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle brought back by my mother from a recent trip to FL. Poured into a pint glass.

The Indian Summer wheat pours a clear golden orange color with a minimal white frothy head and lots of carbonation. Not much retention on the glass. Also no haze to the color. Smells of musky grains and some citrus fruits. Not overpowering but pretty pleasant. Taste has much more citrus fruits than the nose. Lots of grapefruit with some bitterness to the finish. Some spiciness as well. Mouthfeel is crisp and fairly thin. Drinkability is solid. I really enjoy this beer, not overpowering but a nice flavor profile. Simple and and enjoyable.

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Photo of GPHarris
3.9/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a one finger thick off-white head into a tumbler that left left a bubbly thin ring for about half of the beer. the body was a bright straw gold.
s - yeast with some earthy hops.
t - citrus, spice and orange peel.
m - slightly thin but what i expected. this has a nice crisp bite to it.
d - great summer beer.

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Indian Summer from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 233 ratings
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