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Summer Lightning | Fitger's Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Bighuge on 08-13-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
7
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
7.79%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by Bighuge:
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4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Regal gold body with a thin off white cap. Lacing is quite full. Aroma is fairly sweet with honey, biscuity malt and pear esters prevalent. The pear comes through loud and clear on the palate as well. Malt base is sweet caramel, warm biscuit and honeyed malt. Nuances of a jacked up Anchor Steam come to mind with a jolt of beglian-like doughy yeastiness. A little pepper and a little farmyard. Really unique beer and it is quite drinkable for the octane level. 10.2? Never woulda guessed.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Shawner
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TooGood
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbeers84
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of CraigP83
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear straw colored, slightly dingy. Smell is citrus and salt all masked in a subtle funk. Taste is very strong booziness, that same funk and some unfermented sugars leave a stickiness. There is a lemon lime flavor to it

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Photo of The_Dude_710
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Summer Lightning from Fitger's Brewhouse
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
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